Exam Results

Performance measures are included for 2019, 2022 and 2023. There were no performance tables for 2020 or 2021 due to the cancellation of external exams. 2022’s exams also had adjustments to mitigate for the impact of COVID so comparison between those results is not reliable. 2019’s exam series is more comparable to 2023’s results.

Key Stage 4

The 2023 data is provisional, prior to validation from the DfE.

  2018/19 2021/22 2022/23
% achieving 9-4 in Maths and English 61% 65% 65%
% achieving 9-5 in Maths and English 41% 38% 38%
% achieving EBacc. (5+) 6%

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% entered for EBacc. 56% 32% 42%
EBacc APS 4.00 4.06 4.03
Attainment 8 score 44.8 46.1 45.1
Progress 8 score -0.21 -0.19 -0.08

Destinations: students in education, in employment or training

94% 100% TBC

 


Key Stage 5

All of the data for 2018/19 has been updated with the validated data from the DfE.

  2017/18 2018/19
A level (progress) 0.02 -0.08
Average grade C C-
% students completing main programme of study 98.7% 97.5%
% students retained for a second year in their main study programme n/a 75%
 
Academic (progress) 0.02 -0.04
Average grade C C-
% students completing main programme of study 98.7% 97.5%
 
Applied General (progress) -0.74 -0.14
Average grade Pass+ Distinction-
% students completing main programme of study n/a

61.5%

% students retained for a second year in their main study programme n/a

53.8%

 
Level 2 progress English 1.00 0
Level 2 progress Maths 1.00 0.50
 
Student destinations 93% 97%

 

Staff have high expectations for pupils’ and students’ behaviour and learning. Pupils and students behave well in lessons and around the school site. They are polite to each other and look out for others in the school.

Ofsted 2022

Pupils including students in the sixth form, are proud to attend Caldew School. They feel well supported, happy and safe in this welcoming community. There are high level of trust and respect between pupils, students and staff.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders provide effective careers guidance to pupils from Year 7 through to Year 13. Clear guidance, including preparation for interviews and ‘Work Ready Days’, helps pupils and students to make considered choices for their next steps.

Ofsted 2022

Leaders have made significant progress in improving the school since the previous inspection. They have focused on creating a broad and ambitious curriculum which meets the needs of pupils and students, including those with special educational needs and /or disabilities (SEND).

Ofsted 2022

An effective programme of personal development has been created for pupils in key stages 3 and 4. This prepares pupils well for their future, giving them opportunities to have important discussions about healthy relationships, social and moral issues.

Ofsted 2022