Excellent results 2023

GCSE Results

In summer 2023, students at Congleton High School were again able to celebrate another set of fantastic exam results giving them a real head start in further education, training and employment. Students, families and staff were delighted to learn that the vast majority of the year group had exceeded their targets and secured the grades they needed to progress on to their chosen courses.

We  celebrated the success of ALL our students on Results Day, not just those with 7s, 8s and 9s but also those who had surpassed their targets and even their own expectations. These individuals worked hard, took all the advice and support offered and achieved their very best, making the whole school community very proud.

The subjects with particularly impressive results in 2023, which included Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Art, Photography, Child Development, and Health and Social Care, reflect how we value Academic, Arts and Vocational subjects equally at Congleton High School. Our broad and varied curriculum enables students to select the subjects that suit their aspirations, helping them to achieve and succeed.

These results will enable students to progress on to a wide variety of exciting education, training and employment opportunities and, in 2022, 98% of CHS students remained in education or secured employment. Our own Sixth Form provision was delighted that the majority of the GCSE students returned to enrol on the unrivalled range of academic and vocational courses. 

  • Our Progress 8 score is -0.3 and our Attainment 8 score is 42.1.
  • 38% of students gained grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths.
  • 77% of students entered the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), achieving an average point score (APS) of 3.76.
  • 96% of students remained in education or went in to employment after Key Stage 4.

A Level Results

Our Sixth Form students were also celebrating strong results this summer, seeing success in both academic and vocational subjects. These results were an outstanding achievement for this cohort given that, due to the Covid restrictions affecting their 2021 GCSEs, these were their first formal exams since SATS in Year 6. The school is extremely proud of the great resilience they demonstrated and the fantastic results they achieved through their hard work and determination.

Many students have now taken up university places to study a wide range of degrees including: History, Mathematics, Music, Natural Sciences, Primary Education, Social Work, Sociology, Sport Development, and Theatre.

  • Average attainment for A Level students was grade C, Distinction for Tech Level students and Merit for those taking Applied General Qualifications/ Vocational subjects.
  • Student retention (those remaining in school until the end of their main course of study) was 94.9% for A Level students, 93.9% for Applied General Qualification/ Vocational subject students and 82.9% for Tech Level students.
  • Student destinations - 89% of 2021 leavers (the most recent data) remained in education or employment for at least two terms after leaving CHS.

For a detailed breakdown of our examination results up to 2023, please download the documents below or view the School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State for Education on the Department for Education's website.

NB: Due to the exceptional nature of the 2020 and 2021 exam periods, along with other schools in the area, we have taken the decision not to publish the results data from these years.

We have published 2022 results but, given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has advised that you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data of different schools or colleges, or data from different years.

Congleton High School Examination Results

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