Exam Results

Key Stage 4

We are very proud of the excellent and consistent achievements of our students at GCSE. The Progress that Calder High students’ make year on year, is within the top 15% nationally; and within the top few schools in Calderdale. Our students’ performance is equivalent to every child achieving about a 1/4 of a grade better in every subject at GCSE than students of the same ability nationally. The Year 11 students can be very proud of their achievements at GCSE. It is 5 years of hard work and the results demonstrate what can be achieved when students, teachers, and parents combine their efforts.

Here are some (provisional) highlights for our 2019 students:

  • 67% of students achieved five or more 4+ (A*-C) grades including English and Maths, compared to 61% nationally
  • 38% of students achieved grade 5+ in both English and Maths
  • 49.9 points is our average Attainment 8 score*, compared to 46.5 points nationally
  2017 2018 2019† 2018 National†
Progress 8 0.19 0.23 0.28 0.00
Attainment 8 49.7 51.8 49.9 46.3


Other key figures:

98% is the percentage of Key Stage 4 students remaining in education and/or employment, compared to 94% nationally. 4.0 is the average point score for Calder High students across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate (23.1% Entering EBacc). Further detail on our results can be found here.

*Attainment 8 score is the total of their grades in up to 8 qualifications including English, maths, sciences, history, geography, languages, and 3 other approved qualifications.

† Validated results pending


Key Stage 5

For information about Key Stage 5 results please go to the school and college performance tables.