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John Ruskin School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 23 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.66 Entering EBacc 52% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 91%
(32 of 35 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 39% Attainment 8 score 49.5 EBacc average point score 4.44
West Lakes Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 184 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.5 Entering EBacc 51% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 99%
(161 of 163 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 57% Attainment 8 score 53.8 EBacc average point score 4.45
Settlebeck School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 38 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.5 Entering EBacc 3% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(33 of 35 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 47% Attainment 8 score 48.4 EBacc average point score 3.65
Queen Elizabeth School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 201 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.28 Entering EBacc 39% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 98%
(209 of 214 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 58% Attainment 8 score 53.3 EBacc average point score 4.67
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 127 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.27 Entering EBacc 88% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 100%
(121 of 121 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 92% Attainment 8 score 67.1 EBacc average point score 6.34
Keswick School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 180 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.25 Entering EBacc 46% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 98%
(179 of 183 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 56% Attainment 8 score 53.9 EBacc average point score 4.89
Cockermouth School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 217 Progress 8 score & description Above average 0.19 Entering EBacc 52% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 99%
(221 of 223 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 54% Attainment 8 score 52 EBacc average point score 4.77
Cartmel Priory CofE School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 75 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.22 Entering EBacc 4% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 100%
(54 of 54 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 52% Attainment 8 score 49.6 EBacc average point score 3.51
Ulverston Victoria High School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 171 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.14 Entering EBacc 26% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(172 of 177 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 52% Attainment 8 score 52.9 EBacc average point score 4.66
The Queen Katherine School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 194 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.11 Entering EBacc 18% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(225 of 235 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 53% Attainment 8 score 52.6 EBacc average point score 4.51
The Nelson Thomlinson School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 180 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.1 Entering EBacc 66% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(210 of 219 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 56% Attainment 8 score 50.2 EBacc average point score 4.68
Kirkby Stephen Grammar School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 50 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.09 Entering EBacc 10% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 98%
(64 of 65 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 42% Attainment 8 score 46.9 EBacc average point score 3.94
Kirkbie Kendal School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 163 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.09 Entering EBacc 28% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 98%
(126 of 129 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 45% Attainment 8 score 46.8 EBacc average point score 4.03
Caldew School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 165 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.01 Entering EBacc 48% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(169 of 177 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 43% Attainment 8 score 47.2 EBacc average point score 4.17
The Lakes School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 84 Progress 8 score & description Average 0 Entering EBacc 30% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(92 of 98 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 45% Attainment 8 score 46.7 EBacc average point score 4.06
Millom School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 87 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.03 Entering EBacc 8% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 93%
(70 of 75 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 31% Attainment 8 score 43.5 EBacc average point score 3.55
Samuel King's School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 11 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.06 Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(22 of 23 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 27% Attainment 8 score 43.3 EBacc average point score 3.39
Appleby Grammar School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 79 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.07 Entering EBacc 41% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(96 of 99 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 37% Attainment 8 score 41.6 EBacc average point score 3.75
St Joseph's Catholic High School, Business and Enterprise College
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 117 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.08 Entering EBacc 38% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 92%
(110 of 120 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 38% Attainment 8 score 45.4 EBacc average point score 3.65
Dowdales School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 181 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.12 Entering EBacc 19% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(204 of 210 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 36% Attainment 8 score 46.4 EBacc average point score 3.99
Newman Catholic School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 93 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.17 Entering EBacc 39% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(102 of 109 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 24% Attainment 8 score 43 EBacc average point score 3.46
Ullswater Community College
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 206 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.17 Entering EBacc 16% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(252 of 259 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 41% Attainment 8 score 41.5 EBacc average point score 3.55
St Bernard's Catholic High School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 162 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.18 Entering EBacc 12% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 92%
(175 of 190 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 46% Attainment 8 score 45 EBacc average point score 3.69
Chetwynde School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 56 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.19 Entering EBacc 48% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 86%
(36 of 42 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 41% Attainment 8 score 48.1 EBacc average point score 4.35
Furness Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 136 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.21 Entering EBacc 2% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 93%
(173 of 186 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 26% Attainment 8 score 41.5 EBacc average point score 3.17
Richard Rose Morton Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 87 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.25 Entering EBacc 16% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 91%
(97 of 107 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 26% Attainment 8 score 40.5 EBacc average point score 3.16
Beacon Hill Community School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 24 Progress 8 score & description Average -0.4 Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 92%
(22 of 24 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 21% Attainment 8 score 36.8 EBacc average point score 2.28
St Benedict's Catholic High School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 149 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.26 Entering EBacc 21% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(136 of 144 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 38% Attainment 8 score 44.6 EBacc average point score 3.74
William Howard School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 211 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.26 Entering EBacc 34% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(214 of 223 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 41% Attainment 8 score 44.3 EBacc average point score 3.78
Trinity School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 236 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.49 Entering EBacc 31% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 98%
(237 of 243 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 43% Attainment 8 score 45.5 EBacc average point score 3.95
Workington Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 146 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.5 Entering EBacc 38% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 89%
(149 of 168 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 32% Attainment 8 score 41.1 EBacc average point score 3.61
Dallam School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 132 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.51 Entering EBacc 54% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(134 of 138 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 45% Attainment 8 score 46.9 EBacc average point score 4.24
Richard Rose Central Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 89 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.52 Entering EBacc 44% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 91%
(116 of 128 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 20% Attainment 8 score 39.5 EBacc average point score 3.33
Solway Community School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 29 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.56 Entering EBacc 17% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(32 of 34 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 34% Attainment 8 score 39.5 EBacc average point score 3.11
Walney School
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 109 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.68 Entering EBacc 32% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(115 of 119 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 28% Attainment 8 score 39.4 EBacc average point score 3.62
Netherhall School
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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 125 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.68 Entering EBacc 27% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 90%
(94 of 105 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 30% Attainment 8 score 39.5 EBacc average point score 3.34
The Whitehaven Academy
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 73 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.96 Entering EBacc 42% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 91%
(135 of 149 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 23% Attainment 8 score 37.4 EBacc average point score 3.38
Energy Coast UTC
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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 70 Progress 8 score & description Progress score -0.51 Entering EBacc 61% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(76 of 80 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 24% Attainment 8 score 38.8 EBacc average point score 3.33
Underley Garden School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 3 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc SUPP opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs SUPP opens a popup Attainment 8 score SUPP opens a popup EBacc average point score SUPP opens a popup
Wings School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 12 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 11.9 EBacc average point score 0.19
Progress Schools - Carlisle
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 26 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs NE opens a popup Attainment 8 score NE opens a popup EBacc average point score NE opens a popup
SwitchED2
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Sedbergh School
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Type of school Independent School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 237 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 16.1 EBacc average point score 1.54
Mayfield School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 3 Progress 8 score & description SUPP opens a popup Entering EBacc SUPP opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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Oversands School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 12 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 7.3 EBacc average point score 0.24
Sandgate School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 4 Progress 8 score & description SUPP opens a popup Entering EBacc SUPP opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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St. Bees School
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Sandside Lodge School
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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 6 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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Austin Friars
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Type of school Independent School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 46 Progress 8 score & description NP opens a popup Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 22.6 EBacc average point score 1.28
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Cumbria 4689 Below average
-0.11
33.80% 95%
(4895 of 5135 pupils)
43.30% 46.7 4.03
England - state-funded schools 523636 -0.02 38.40% 94%
(508945 of 541120 pupils)
43.30% 46.5 4.04
England - all schools 583615 35.20% 40.20% 44.5 3.85
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Key stages

R = Reception

Phase Primary Secondary 16-18
Key stage KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 -
School years R-2 3-6 7-9 10-11 12-14
Typical ages 4-7 7-11 11-14 14-16 16-18

National curriculum - further information on key stages and assessments taken.

Type of school or college

Progress 8 score

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .

A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A score below zero means pupils made less progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A negative progress score does not mean pupils made no progress, or the school has failed, rather it means pupils in the school made less progress than other pupils across England with similar results at the end of key stage 2.

Detailed guide to Progress 8 opens in a new window - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Schools and colleges not covering full Progress 8 period

Some schools start educating pupils partway through the 5-year period covered by Progress 8, which should be taken into account when comparing their results with schools that start at Key Stage 3. Progress 8 is not the most appropriate performance measure for university technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges. These establishments typically start educating pupils at age 14, with a focus on preparing pupils for their future careers by providing an integrated academic and professional education. Other headline measures, particularly pupil destinations, are more important for these establishments.

Entering EBacc

A pupil is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate opens in a new window (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

University technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges with key stage 4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. It is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of schools and colleges. They should decide on a case-by-case basis whether their specialist curriculum is compatible with the full EBacc.

Staying in education or entering employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4

This shows the number of pupils who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16). This is for pupils who finished year 11 two years before the year of publication. For example, the 2018 table shows pupils who finished year 11 in 2016, which is the most recent data currently available. This figure covers any sustained education or employment destination.

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs

This tells you the percentage of pupils who achieved grade 5 or above in the 2017 reformed English and maths GCSEs opens in a new window . Reformed GCSEs are graded 1 (low) to 9 (high). Grade 5 in the new grading is a similar level of achievement to a high grade C or low grade B in the old grading.

Attainment 8 score

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .

EBacc average point score

The EBacc APS calculates a pupil's average point scores across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate, allocating points to a pupil's best grades and dividing by 6 (the science grades count in 2 pillars, meaning a total of 6 pillars) to create an average point score per pupil. This measure is an average across the subjects (i.e. we divide the total by 6) and so is on a different scale to Attainment 8 which we calculated by simply awarding points score across 8 qualifications (without dividing the total).

This measure is based on the better result of either English language or English literature when both subjects are taken, maths, the best 2 results from the single sciences (3 out of 4 must be taken), or results from the combined science, the better result from either geography or history and the best result in languages.

For more information about how the EBacc average point score is calculated view the detailed guide to EBacc APS opens in a new window .

Associated Schools

SwitchED2 is a new school which opened on 05/03/2018

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