Exam Results

Performance information - Since 2019, the way that schools’ performance measures are judged has changed. New GCSEs are now taken by students in the vast majority of subjects. These qualifications are graded from 9 to 1, rather than from A* to G as previously, and therefore cannot be compared with previous years’ results.


A key performance measure for schools is the proportion of students who attain a ‘Good Pass’ in both English and mathematics (grade 4 or above). A ‘Strong Pass’ is considered to be grade 5 and above. For English, it is the student’s best grade of English Language and Literature which is included.

  English & Mathematics  English Mathematics
% Grade 4+ 41% 54 44
% Grade 5+ 23% 37 27


Progress Measures
Progress 8 is a calculation based on the achievement across 8 subjects for each student and based on whether they met, exceeded or were below their expected performance in each subject. A figure is then calculated for the whole school. -0.5 is considered to be the ‘floor standard’, or the minimum expected standard set by the government. Lancaster’s provisional Progress 8 figure from 2022 was -0.94.

The English Baccalaureate
The EBacc is a measure that continues to be reported on. In 2022 22% of students entered for the EBacc of which 5% achieved grade 5 or above, meaning they gained strong passes or above in English, Maths, Science, and two from Geography, History and French or German. At Lancaster, students who are capable of doing the EBacc are advised that this is a pathway that they should consider but they are not made to do so if their interests and abilities lie in other subjects.  

Attainment 8

This is the average grade that students obtained in their GCSEs at a school, for 2022 this is 34.8.  

Destination measures

A measure of a school’s success is how well-prepared students are for the next stage in their life. The latest data available show that NEET figures have decreased and are at 4.6%. Lancaster students who completed their studies in July 2021 were participating in either:

- Full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider
- Full-time work or volunteering combined with part-time education or training
- An apprenticeship or traineeship

Our 2017 Year 11 leavers went on to do the following:

- Sixth Form College 39.7%
- Further Education 48.9%
- School Sixth Form 2.7%
- Apprenticeships 0.5%
- Foundation Learning Training 0.5%
- Employment with study 0.9%

The Lancaster Academy performance information on the GOV.UK website