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The HCACP Instrumental Concert is tomorrow at 4.30pm. An hour of recitals and exemplary musical acumen.


Two absolute superstars right here 👇🥇🤩! Have loved seeing their musicianship go from strength to strength and confidence grow. What a fantastic achievement passing Grade 6 vocal exam in Y11🥳. Huge congrats to Kira also for the Grade 8 Distinction 👏.


Congratulations to our talented students who took singing exams this half term.  Grace and Kumasi for passing their Grade 6 singing exams with a merit and huge congratulations to Kira for achieving a Distinction in her Grade 8 exam.


HCACP students were lucky enough to participate in literacy rhythm workshops with Ollie from .  It was great fun connecting syllables and rhythms together with some body percussion.


Two more teams competing their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition in the sunshine at High Elms Country Park! Great effort in hot conditions today!


Enjoy 42 seconds of magic from our HCACP Steel Band rehearsal. They play so fine, don't you agree?


HCACP students were fortunate enough to attend t masterclass at Steinway hall with the incredible French.  The students had a wonderful time learning about composing and playing some very expensive pianos!  Thank you to for arranging the event.


Congratulations to our wonderful year 13 students


If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories


Our amazing HCACP Anti-Bullying Ambassadors


Two terrific teams at the start and at the end of a successful DofE Bronze Practice Expedition!


HCACP Students take in a little culture at the National Art Gallery today.


Curious cows watching one of our DofE expedition teams!


Lunch with a view after climbing a steep hill on their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition!


Music 🔥 🧨👌. An outstanding curriculum, endless performance opportunities, a thriving peripatetic programme, fully inclusive of all students and all types of musicianship. Thank you 🥇Team Music 🎶 and to Katie Stanton for your brilliant leadership.


Enduring high winds, torrential rain, and freezing temperatures, our three DofE Gold teams have done brilliantly to complete their practice expedition! With thanks to for another amazing expedition experience.


Taking a break climbing and then having lunch atop Bannau Sir Gaer on day one of the DofE Gold Practice Expedition.


Admiring the view over Llyn y Fan Fach.


RT : Downhill to camp after a day hiking across the Brecon Beacons.

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Exam Results

Please see below for details of our GCSE and A Level results from the summer 2023 examination series.

For further details on the performance of the Academy, please see the link below.

Department for Education performance information.

GCSE Results, Summer 2023

In 2023, against the backdrop of a national fall in grades following the return to pre-pandemic examinations, we celebrated a strong set of Key Stage 4 results:

  • 71% of the year group achieved English and Maths at grades 4 to 9
  • 43% of the year group achieved English and Maths at grades 5 to 9
  • 68% of students were entered for the English Baccalaureate
  • 37% of students passed the English Baccalaureate with an attainment score of 4.46
  • Our Progress 8 in 2023 was -0.1
  • Our Attainment 8 in 2023 was 48.15
  • Pupils staying in education or employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4: 97%

To see further details of the performance of the Academy, please see the Department for Education web site at

A Level Results, Summer 2023

Results in the Sixth Form were excellent with 93% of students passing, 41% with grades A* to B and 20% with grades A* to A.  Many students gained places at prestigious universities including Oxford, Cambridge and UCL.

Given the cancellation of exams in recent years, the Value-Added measure is not being used to analyse the results of examinations sat in 2023.

Here are the results from 2023:

  • Our Average Grade was a C
  • Our Average Point Score is 30.8
  • Students staying in education such as UK universities, and further education colleges and other settings: 85% with 20% placed at Russell Group Universities
  • Students entering apprenticeships: 3.5%
  • Students entering employment: 5.2%