How does the new GCSE (9-1) mathematics work in Progress 8?
Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are run by the Department for Education rather than OCR. The latest information on the new performance measures are published in their 'Secondary accountability measures’ document, available from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/progress-8-school-performance-measure.
GCSE (9-1) mathematics will count towards the ‘mathematics slot’ for Progress 8 and will be double weighted. More information on mathematics qualifications is provided beginning on page 14 of the above document.
If a student does AS Level mathematics or a FSMQ alongside GCSE (9-1), how will this affect their Progress 8 score?
The 'Level 3 Qualifications' section beginning on page 17 of the 'Secondary accountability measures’ document (mentioned above) confirms that an AS Level mathematics result would override a student's GCSE mathematics result in Progress 8. The GCSE will not count, even if the AS has a lower point score than the GCSE.
Regarding Free Standing Maths Qualifications (FSMQs), the 'Level 3 Qualifications' section also states that:
Although this means they will not often count towards performance tables, the benefit of studying these qualifications alongside GCSE mathematics will hopefully be seen indirectly through elevated student GCSE mathematics performance (which is double weighted in the Progress 8 measure), in addition to the student's preparation for A Level.