Results 2022/23

Provisional 2022/23 Key Information

Pupils in Cohort: 93
Progress 8: +0.10
Progress 8 Upper 95% Confidence: +0.4
Attainment 8: 47.2
Grade 4+ English and Maths: 66.7%
Grade 5+ English and Maths: 41%
Grade 4+ RE 67.4%
Grade 4+ Combined Science 71.3%
EBacc Average Point Score: 4.12 %Pupils Entering EBacc: 24%
%Pupils staying in Education or Employment (Leavers 2021): 94%



Results 2021/22

2021/22 Key Information 

*Pupils in Cohort: 86
*Progress 8: -0.30
*Progress 8 Upper 95% Confidence: +0.01
Attainment 8: 44
Grade 4+ English and Maths: 57%
Grade 5+ English and Maths: 38%
Grade 4+ RE 58.8%
Grade 4+ Combined Science 57.3
EBacc Average Point Score: 3.69
%Pupils Entering EBacc: 23%
%Pupils staying in Education or Employment (Leavers 2020): 88%


2021/22 Performance Measures 
Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years for the 2021/22 cohort.

* The Department for Education state ‘Progress 8 results are calculated for a school based on a specific cohort of pupils. A school may have been just as effective but have performed differently with a different set of pupils. Similarly, some pupils may be more likely to achieve high or low grades independently of which school they attend. To account for this natural uncertainty 95% confidence intervals around Progress 8 scores are provided as a proxy for the range of scores within which each school’s underlying performance measure can be confidently said to lie. The results of schools with a small cohort tend to have wider confidence intervals; this reflects the fact that the performance of a small number of pupils taking their KS4 exams can have a disproportionate effect on the school’s overall results. Both the Progress 8 score and the confidence interval for a school should be taken into account if cautiously comparing with national or local authority averages’.  

St. Cecilia’s year groups are significantly smaller than the national average and therefore the 95% confidence interval is wider than in most schools.  With the upper confidence limit being positive we can in fact state, according to the Department for Education, that our progress 8 for 21/22 is not significantly different than the national average. This is reflected in our IDSR report from OFSTED for 21/22 which states:

  • There is nothing to highlight for overall Progress 8 in 2022
  • There is nothing to highlight for overall Attainment 8 in 2022

Compare School Performance

Further information can be found here but again should be treated with the caution below the link:

The Department for Education state that ‘Pupils included in the 2021/22 school and college performance measures will have had an uneven disruption to their learning.
We, therefore, recommend not making direct comparisons between schools, or with data from previous years. Comparisons with local and national averages can be made cautiously to put an individual school or college’s results into context.
There are other factors that will also make direct comparisons difficult:

  • Several changes were made to exams and grading. These include advanced notice of exam topics and GCSE, AS and A level grading being based around a midpoint between 2021 and pre-pandemic outcomes.
  • Changes were also made to the way school and college performance measures were calculated. Results achieved between January 2020 and August 2021 by pupils included in this year’s measures are not included in the calculations.

The individual school and college data should be used with caution. It reflects a school or college’s results in 2021/22 but cannot provide information about the factors which may have influenced these results.
When forming a view of how well the school or college is doing, you should consider a range of different information sources, for example, discussing with the school or college directly, the school or college website, Ofsted reports, friends, and family’.