Results and Performance

Key Stage 4

Record number of students get the highest grades at GCSE

Congratulations goes to all our Year 11 students for their GCSE achievement this summer. Many have exceeded expectation and gained A*/A grades in their subjects. Many headline figures are once again up on last year with the average point score per student being above the national average and by the Government’s new Progress 8 measure early indications suggest we will be above the national average with a positive score across all subjects for all students. Particular credit goes to the 86% of students who achieved their expected progress in English with almost 50% exceeding their expected progress – a truly outstanding performance.

Special congratulations goes to Holly Justice, Joseph Marshall, Sarah Richardson, Megan Skelton, Erin Martin, Rachel Prince, Joseph Charlton, Nathanael Ross, Isla McArthur and Emily Fewster.

Academy Principal Kevin Reynolds says “I am absolutely delighted for everyone, they have gained the success they deserve. Our young people never cease to amaze me in what they can achieve particularly in such an important subject as English; 8 out of every 10 of our students gained a grade C of above.”

We look forward to welcoming record numbers of students into our Sixth Form in September.

Key Stage 5

A’ level students smash all previous records!

Consett Academy students have done it again, achieving the best set of results ever! Our overall pass rate is 100% with 21% achieving the highest grades of A*/A and 53% gaining A* - B. The overwhelming majority of students achieved their predicted grades, with many surpassing expectation, some achieving the coveted A* grade at A2.  

Whilst every student is successful in their own right, several students have excelled, especially Matthew Davison who achieved two A* grades, one A grade at A2 level and two A grades at AS level and will continue his love of Mathematics at Edinburgh University.  There is also Bethan Charlton who achieved two A grades, one B grade at A2 level and one A grade at AS level.  She will be going to study Chemistry at Manchester University. We also have our first linguist, Jake Henderson securing his place at Durham University with his successful grades of two A’s and a B. We expect all our students to gain their university place with the vast majority getting their first choice.

Academy Principal Kevin Reynolds says “I knew last year’s results were excellent and would take some beating but through hard work and determination, this year’s students have done even better; I am absolutely delighted for them. I would also like to take this opportunity to praise our staff; for their dedication, support and ‘going the extra mile’. I wish all our Year 13 students the very best for the future; they have given themselves a great foundation on which to build going into their undergraduate studies.”

Progress 8 score -0.14
Attainment 8 score 48.6
Percentage of students who achieved a good pass in English and Maths 57%
Percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects (this means students who got a GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths, 2 Sciences, a Language, and History or Geography)  18%
Percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study  


Department for Education School Performance Tables

DfE School and College Performance Tables

The performance tables continue to sit at the heart of the accountability framework. They focus the debate on standards and strengthen the accountability of schools and colleges, providing a reliable and accessible source of comparative information on pupil attainment and progress. The performance tables present this information alongside wider contextual data including Ofsted, absence, workforce and finance data, presenting users with a wider understanding of the setting in which schools are operating.

Ofsted Report

Ofsted Inspection Report March 2016


Ofsted School Data Dashboard

Data Dashboard