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Kingswinford Academy, Water Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY6 7AD
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
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Exam Results

Kingswinford Academy Results

Our Academy has a strong reputation for high achievement. Our results have improved consistently over the past three years and you can view our GCSE results, Progress 8 and Attainment 8 performance below.

2020 exam results are not included in the table below because performance data is not being published by the Department for Education due to Covid-19. We are confident, however, that our students' progress and attainment in 2020 significantly exceeded previous performance and they should be rightly proud of the extraordinary results they achieved through their hard work and dedication. 

Measure 2019 2018 2017
Progress 8 +0.08 +0.13 +0.01

 Average ‘Attainment 8’ grade

4.9 4.8 4.6

Percentage of students gaining a ‘strong pass’ (Grade 5 or more) in both Maths and English

53% 43% 37%

Percentage of students gaining a ‘standard pass’ (Grade 4 or more) in both Maths and English

73% 69% 59%

 Percentage of students gaining a ‘strong pass’ in English

80% 73% 62%

 Percentage of students gaining a ‘strong pass’ in Maths

57% 45% 40%

 Percentage of students gaining a ‘standard pass’ in English

86% 82% 80%

 Percentage of students gaining a ‘standard pass’ in Maths

77% 71% 63%

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 pupils across the country with similar year 6 results.

A school's Progress 8 score is an average of all students' individual scores. 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.

Our 2019 Progress 8 score is +0.08. This means the progress made by students at our school was above average.

Progress scores for 2020 will not be officially published following the changes to exam results made in response to the COVID outbreak. Kingswinford Academy had been projecting significant further improvement in Progress 8 performance.

Attainment 8

Our average Attainment 8 grade in 2019 was 4.9.

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

Our score means that the average grade for all our year 11 students across all subjects was the equivalent of a strong Grade 4.