The Importance of Design & Technology in Progress 8
"Progress 8" is a new secondary school accountability system which is being implemented throughout 2016/17 (and even 2015 for schools that choose to adopt the new measure early), aiming to measure the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school by comparing their achievements to that of other pupils. These measures are designed to "encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum at KS4" and rewarding schools for the teaching of their pupils measured across 8 qualifications. DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY IS NOT LISTED AS A CORE PROGRESS 8 SUBJECT - something which Martyn (and many others) feels must be changed.
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