GCSE Results

At Clayton Hall Academy we pride ourselves on our Gold Standard education. 

The culmination of five years’ work is, in part, seen in the final examination results.  It is also seen in the well-rounded young adults that move on to their lives beyond Clayton Hall. 

Whilst reviewing these results be mindful that this is only data.  Many students have exceptional results, most students have results they can be really proud of and some students who may not have achieved highly against national standards are proud of their achievements considering the progress they have made with us. 

We are equally proud of all of them. 

Our ethos is about the development of the whole child and not just the academic outcomes. 

Results 2019 – 2022

*CAGS = Centre Assessed Grades

 Results 2019

External exams


CAGS +Covid Y1


CAGS + Covid Y2


External exams

Progress 8 -0.29 -0.12 -0.01 -0.26
Attainment 8 4.74 5.25 5.26 4.87
GCSE 9-5 in English and math 37% 50.8% 49.5% 49%
Students entered for EBacc 62% 17.8% 80.9% 40.8%
Students Achieving A Strong Pass for EBacc Grade 5+ 15% 11.4% 27.1% 14.8%
Students Achieving A Standard Pass for EBacc Grade 4+ 30% 13.5% 48.9% 19.9%
Students who remain in education, training or employment 100% 100% 100% 100%
Grade 9+4 in En + Ma 67.2% 71.4%% 78.7% 67%


External exams took place in 2019 and due to the pandemic, schools moved to CAGS (Centre Assessed Grades) for 2020 and 2021.  Nationally, GCSE results improved across the board.  The Government introduced external exams again in 2022 with the aim to gradually move national statistics back to pre-pandemic levels over the next two years.

In 2022 the aim, therefore, will be to move grading to a point close to midway between 2021 and pre-pandemic profiles. Results are likely to be higher than in 2019, but not as high as in 2020.  Ofqual aims to return to results that are in line with pre-pandemic years in 2023.

Please see below the Government guidance issued to the 2022 cohort. There has been no communication regarding any further support for the 2023 cohort.


Support for students taking exams and formal assessments in 2022

We understand that students taking exams and assessments this year have been affected by the pandemic. That is why we have made changes to the arrangements for exams and formal assessments.

The support that has been put in place is designed to be appropriate for the particular qualifications you are taking.

Summer exams for GCSEs, AS and A levels will be taking place in 2022 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Ofqual and the Department for Education recognise the difficulties students may have faced during the pandemic, and changes have been made to this year’s arrangements to help students.

An unprecedented package of support has been put in place for students. Advance information will help them focus their revision. Exam boards have provided advance information for exams in most subjects. Students will have a choice of topics or content in some other GCSE subjects. Exam boards will also provide a formulae sheet and an updated equation sheet that students will have in their GCSE maths, physics and combined science exams.

This advance information will also help teachers manage revision time in the lead-up to exams. In addition, more generous grading will provide a safety net for students.

Generous grading

Exams will be graded more generously this year providing a safety net for students.

Comprehensive Detail

To see our results in a more comprehensive format and compare our performance to other schools please visit the Governments Compare School Performance Website Service.

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