Examination Results - Codsall Community High School
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Examination Results

Our school has a strong reputation for high achievement in GCSE, A-Level and Vocational studies. Our students achieve  consistently well each year.

You can view our Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form) exam results and other performance measures below. 2020/21 exam results are not included in the table below because the Department for Education is not publishing performance data for education due to Covid-19.

Students in our school study one of their GCSEs at the end of Year 10. This is known as ‘early entry’. For us, this has demonstrated success each year, however for the 2022 cohort the early entry results (completed in 2021) will not count in published data. For that reason, the data you see below will look different to the DfE published figures, as we have included these results.


Department for Education Performance Tables

You can use the following link to view School and College Performance Tables



The KS4/5 performance tables for our school can be found at


Key Stage 4 Exam and Assessment Results

Measure 2019 2022
Progress 8 -0.01 0.07
Attainment 8 44.4 48.0
Percentage of students gaining a 'strong pass' (Grade 5 or more) in both English and Maths 37% 44%
Percentage of students gaining a 'standard pass' (Grade 4 or more) in both English and Maths 63% 65%
Percentage of students achieving 5 standard passes including English and Maths 55% 60%
Percentage of students entering the English Baccalaureate 9.7% 15%
English Baccalaureate average point score (APS) 3.65 3.84
Percentage of students staying in education or employment after completing key stage 4 97% 96%

Key Stage 4 Performance Measures Explained

Progress 8

All secondary schools are judged on the amount of progress that their students make. This is known as the ‘Progress 8’ measure. This is the main headline measure by which schools are ranked and is published in the secondary school performance tables.

What does Progress 8 measure?

Progress 8 calculates how much progress students make between their results in year 6 and their results in year 11 (GCSEs). It is a ‘value-added’ measure, meaning students’ results are compared to the achievements of other students across the country with similar year 6 results.

A school’s Progress 8 score is an average of the students’ individual scores in a selected range of 8 qualifications that includes best English, maths, 3 Ebacc subjects (science, languages, humanities) and 3 Open (any other) subjects. It shows whether, as a group, students in the school made above or below average progress compared to similar students in other schools.

A value of 0 is the national average and therefore a figure above 0 is above average. A negative value would be below the national average.

Attainment 8

Attainment 8 is a measure of a student’s average grade across a set suite of eight subjects.

Grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs

This tells you the percentage of students who achieved grade 5 or above in GCSEs. GCSEs are graded 1 (low) to 9 (high). Grade 5 in the new grading is a similar level of achievement to a high grade C or low grade B in the old grading.

Percentage achieving 5 or more standard passes including English and Maths GCSEs

This tells you the percentage of students who achieved grade 4 or above in  at least 5 GCSEs including English and Maths.

Entering English Baccalaureate

A student is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

Staying in Education or Entering Employment

This shows the number of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16). This is for students who finished year 11 two years before the year of publication.

Key Stage 5 Exam and Assessment Results

Our sixth form students achieve strong results and progress to a wide range of destinations including university and higher apprenticeships. You can view our results in the table below.

Measure 2019 2022
Progress measure for A Level Students 0.14 0.20
Attainment measure for A Levels C B-
Progress measure for academic qualifications 0.15 0.20
Attainment measure for academic qualifications C B-
Progress measure for applied general qualifications (eg BTECs) 0.89
Attainment measure for applied general qualifications Distinction+
English and Maths GCSE re-sit progress measure English: +0.59
Maths: +0.26
English: +0.63
Maths: +0.14
Students progressing to higher education 66%
Retention 86%

Key Stage 5 Performance Measures Explained


The Key Stage 5 progress measure tells you how much progress students made between the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11) and the end of their sixth form studies, compared to similar students across England.

The scores are calculated by comparing the results of students in our sixth form with the results of students in schools and colleges across England who started with similar results at the end of Key Stage 4.

English and Maths

These scores show how much progress students made in English and Maths GCSE re-takes, between the end of key stage 4 and the end of sixth form. A positive score means that, on average, students got higher grades at 16 to 18 than at key stage 4. A negative score means that, on average, students got lower grades than at key stage 4. Students are included in these measures if they did not achieve a grade 4 or higher in their GCSE or equivalent by the end of key stage 4.

Progression to education and employment

The percentage of students who left our sixth form and stayed in education or went into employment from October to March the following year, or stayed in an apprenticeship for at least 6 months.