Examination Performance

The Matthew Arnold School is pleased to share the results achieved in the 2022 GCSE examination series. These results follow a challenging time for our children after an extended period of disrupted learning. Credit should be given to the attitude they exhibited and the work that was put in. Students, staff, and parents are rightly  proud of what has been achieved.

Exceptional performances were frequent across the cohort; however, top performers are:

  • Attainment: Fiona Manning, Abigail Walls, James Keefe, Sambridi Limbu, Tilly Gilmore
  • Progress: Oliver Butson, Chloe Wolsoncroft, Ellie White, Hadley Dyer

Government Measures

A note from the DfE

We, therefore, recommend not making direct comparisons between schools, or with data from previous years. Comparisons with local and national averages can be made cautiously to put an individual school or college’s results into context.

There are other factors that will also make direct comparisons difficult:

  • Several changes were made to exams and grading. These include advanced notice of exam topics and GCSE, AS and A level grading being based around a midpoint between 2021 and pre-pandemic outcomes
  • Changes were also made to the way school and college performance measures were calculated. Results achieved between January 2020 and August 2021 by pupils included in this year’s measures are not included in the calculations.

For a full explanation of all the factors affecting these results please see the KS4 and 16-18 2021/22 technical guides.

The individual school and college data should be used with caution. It reflects a school or college’s results in 2021/22 but cannot provide information about the factors which may have influenced these results.

When forming a view of how well the school or college is doing, you should consider a range of different information sources, for example, discussing with the school or college directly, the school or college website, Ofsted reports, friends, and family.



Progress 8 score
Attainment 8 score
Students achieving grade 4 or above in English
Students achieving grade 4 or above in mathematics
Students achieving grade 5 or above in English
Students achieving grade 5 or above in mathematics
Students achieving grade 4 or above in English and mathematics
Students achieving grade 5 or above in English and mathematics
Students entering the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc)
Students staying in education or employment after KS4
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