Last reviewed on 16 February 2022
School types: All · School phases: Secondary
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Read guidance on the different elements that make up progress 8, including which qualifications are eligible for inclusion. Understand how discounting will affect multiple qualifications taken in the same subject.

Pupils’ attainment is compared across 8 elements

Progress 8 compares pupils’ progress at the end of Key Stage (KS) 4 against the progress of other pupils nationally who had similar attainment at KS2. It does this by tracking attainment across 8 subjects (the attainment 8 score).

Read more about progress 8 scores in our other article, and the DfE's guide to secondary accountability measures.

Double-weighted maths element that will contain the point score of a pupil's English Baccalaureate (EBacc) maths qualification An English element based on the highest point score in a pupil's EBacc English language or English literature qualification. This will be double-weighted provided the pupil has taken both qualifications The 3 highest point scores from any of the following EBacc subjects: sciences, computer science, geography, history and languages (referred to here as the 'EBacc element') The 3 highest scores from any 3 other GCSEs (including EBacc subjects), or