Clayton Hall Academy, Clayton Lane, Newcastle, Staffordshire. ST5 3DN
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
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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 – 2023

*CAGS = Centre Assessed Grades

 Results 2019

External exams


CAGS +Covid Y1


CAGS + Covid Y2


External exams


External exams

Progress 8 -0.29 -0.12 -0.01 -0.26 -0.13
Attainment 8 4.74 5.25 5.26 4.87 4.58
GCSE 9-5 in English and math 37% 50.8% 49.5% 49% 42%
Students entered for EBacc 62% 17.8% 80.9% 40.8% 48%
Students Achieving A Strong Pass for EBacc Grade 5+ 15% 11.4% 27.1% 14.8% 17.7%
Students Achieving A Standard Pass for EBacc Grade 4+ 30% 13.5% 48.9% 19.9% 23.4%
Students who remain in education, training or employment 100% 100% 100% 100% 95%
Grade 9+4 in En + Ma 67.2% 71.4%% 78.7% 67% 67%

GCSE Exams

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’s aim in the summer 2023 exams series is to return to results that are in line with pre-pandemic years.

Please see below the Government guidance issued to the 2023 cohort:

GCSEs, AS and A levels

GCSEs, AS and A levels are going ahead as normal this year, with the following support:

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Support Materials

In GCSE maths, physics, and combined science exams, you will be given formulae and equation sheets, so there are fewer things to remember in the exams.

Grading protection

Your work will be marked and graded in the normal way, as it would have been before the pandemic. Because of the disruption caused by the pandemic, examiners will be slightly lenient when setting grade boundaries.

Spaced-out timetable

This year exams in each subject are spaced out. This will make it less likely you will miss all exams in a subject if you are too ill to take one of your exams. This will also help you revise and prepare between papers.

Help with languages

In GCSE modern foreign languages, the exams do not have to test unfamiliar vocabulary. Exams may contain unfamiliar vocabulary, but exam boards can give meanings for words that are not on their vocabulary lists.

For some of you this will be the first time you are taking external exams and formal assessments, so you may not be familiar with wh

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.