Attainment 8 measures the average achievements of pupils in up to 8 qualifications, including maths (double weighted), English (double weighted) and 3 Ebacc qualifications including science, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 additional subjects. From the current data available Wiltshire’s attainment 8 score has increased from last year to 48.2, which is slightly above Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (47.24) and better than nationally (44.5) and better than the average for state schools (46.5). In 2017 and 2018, a combination of legacy (8-point A*-G grading scale) and reformed GCSEs (9-point grading scale) will count in performance tables. By using prior attainment, the impact on scores is likely to be reduced over time. Wiltshire ranks 42 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the school performance tables and LAIT January 2019.