Exam results and performance data

Updated late August 2023

CNS is a thriving school and in 2023 once again celebrated superb outcomes and individual performances amongst students sitting their GCSEs, BTECs and A levels. These results are secured through the combined hard work and commitment of students, parents and carers and the entire staff body at our school.

Below appears the statutory data that all schools must share with families, followed by a more comprehensive summary of outcomes.

KS4 performance data summary 2023

(all school data remains provisional until early 2024)

Progress 8+0.63
Attainment 855.9
% of all grades that were 9-730
% of all grades that were 9-485
% Standard Pass English and Maths (Grades 9-4)86
% Strong Pass English and Maths (Grades 9-5)64
% of pupils entered12
% of pupils achieved11
% of pupils staying in education or employment with training100

Click here for school performance data provided by the Department for Education (will be updated by early 2024)

KS5 performance data summary 2023

% A*- A28
% A*- B56
% A*- C76
% A*- E99
Average gradeB-
Student retention
(% of students completing their study programme)
Student destinations
(% of students who continue in education or training or who move into employment)
(2022 leavers)

Click here for school performance data 16-18 provided by the Department for Education

Please see below for more detailed results over time 

(please note that the 2020 and 2021 data is from teacher assessed grades due to the removal of examinations in these years)

GCSE, BTEC and A level detailed summary: 2019 to 2023

GCSEs and BTECs20192020*2021*20222023**
Attainment 8 All48.451.955.155.655.9
Progress 80.06NANA0.240.63
% 7 to 9 grades21%28%30%36%30%
% 4 to 9 English and Maths77%79%86%82%88%
% 5 to 9 English and Maths54%60%62%66%68%
% 4 to 9 English (pass)83%87%94%92%92%
% 5 to 9 English (strong pass)70%72%74%82%85%
% 7 to 9 English30%33%36%52%44%
% 4 to 9 Maths (pass)82%85%88%87%88%
% 5 to 9 Maths (strong pass)62%67%70%70%68%
% 7 to 9 Maths22%32%39%34%42%
% One or more science GCSEs71%83%84%88%93%
% Two or more science GCSEs63%74%78%80%82%

Click here to read the GCSE results press release.

A-level Results

A levels20192020*2021*20222023**
% A* to A25%33%49%39%28%
% A* to B50%59%75%69%56%
% A* to C70%87%92%92%79%
% A* to E99%100%100%100%99%

Click here to read the A level press release.

*Students did not sit any examinations in the United Kingdom in 2020 and 2021. Results were based on centre and teacher assessed grades and appear here for illustrative purposes only.

**Grading standards returned to 2019 levels in 2023 across England, making 2023 and 2019 outcomes comparable.