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 well within the top 20% nationally and always in the top few schools in Calderdale. Our students’ performance is equivalent to every child achieving about a 1/3 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 was 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 2018 students:

  • 73% of students achieved 5 or more grades A*-C(4+) including English and Maths
  • 45% of students achieved grade 5+ in both English and Maths, compared to 40% nationally
  • 52 points is our average Attainment 8 score*, compared to 44 points nationally.


  2016 2017 2018† 2018 National†
Progress 8 0.36 0.19     0.29    0.00
Attainment 8 54.93 49.7 51.75 44.3


Other key figures:

98% is the percentage of Key Stage 4 students remaining in education and/or employment, compared to 94% nationally 10.6% is the percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (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.