​​​​​​​​​​​​Outstanding Achievements

​Year 11 students 2017/2018 make outstanding progress at Castleford Academy!

​Students and staff at Castleford Academy are proud of another fantastic year of GCSE results. Despite the turbulence of the new GCSE exam system, on average pupils at Castleford Academy achieved almost half a grade higher than expected in their subjects compared to the national average. ​

​​​Key Headline measures


Progress 8 (provisional): +0.63  (signi​ficantly outperforming other schools nationally).

                                            To learn more about progress 8 visit this link

Attainment 8: 47.77

4+EM (good pass): 57%

5+EM (strong pass): 41%

EBACC: 9% of pupils achieved EBACC (This means pupils who got a GCSE grade 5+ in English and Maths and a grade C+ in Science, a language and History or Geography. 10% of our students were entered for the EBACC. 90% of pupils who chose to study these option choices achieved this measure!).

Student destinations (the percentage of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 - 19 study) = 94%​

​​​Other result highlights



​Progress 8 disadvantaged students: +0.49

Number of A/A* achieved: 432

3 A*-A's grades: 34%

5 A*-A's grades: 18%​

​​​Individual subject highlights


3 pupils awarded the new 'super grade' 9 in Maths

2 pupils awarded the new 'super grade' 9 In English

Subjects where students made expected/above expected progress far beyond their subjects national average: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science Core, Science Additional, Computer Science, Spanish, Geography, BTEC Art, BTEC Construction, BTEC Drama, BTEC Engineering, BTEC H&S, BTEC Music, BTEC Sport, CIDA, Computing, Food, ICT, Media Studies, PE, Product Design, Textiles

GCSE Subjects that achieved over 75% A*-C: Science additional, Spanish, French, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Food, Geography, Media Studies, Music, PE, Polish, Product Design, Textiles

Non GCSE subjects that achieved over 85% A*-C: BTEC Sport, BTEC Engineering, BTEC Construction, CIDA, ECDL, Health & Social Care, BTEC Drama.

Behind our fantastic results lies the hard work and dedication of all of the students, staff and support from parents which made these results possible.  The staff worked tirelessly with students and the students spent a great deal of time in extra revision sessions where we had the much needed support of our parents.

​​​2017 High Achievers

Congratulations to all our students including the following students who did exceptionally well.



A link to the Dfe performance tables can be found below.  This is the link to the 2016 KS4 results.  Our most recent 2017 KS4 results will be published by the Dfe in due course.      

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