Progress 8 and Attainment 8 count only the following subjects:
- English (double weighted if both language and literature are taken)
- Maths (double weighted)
- Best 3 Ebacc subjects (Modern Foreign Language, History, Geography, Science, Computing)
- Best 3 other approved qualifications from the list published by the Department of Education
Progress 8 is a value-added measure. A Progress 8 score of +0.5 means that on average, students would achieve a grade above expectations in half their subjects (as calculated by the government based on KS2 attainment).
Attainment 8 is an attainment measure. 40 = average grade of a grade 4.
**The English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) is a combination of subjects which the government believes to be the foundation of a good academic education. The Ebacc must include: English, maths, two sciences, history or geography and a Modern Foreign Language).