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GCSEs 2013: Malton School records its best ever set of results
STUDENTS at Malton School were celebrating the school’s GCSE results - the best in its history.
The percentage of students achieving five or more grades at A*-C, including English and Maths, was a new record high at 65 per cent.
In addition, the percentage of students achieving at least five grades at C or above increased to 89 per cent, beating the previous record of 82 per cent.
Headteacher Rob Williams said Malton School showed its continuing success as an inclusive school as, for the first time, every single student achieved at least five GCSE pass grades.
“The most able students also performed very well with the proportion of A and A* grades being high and with over 30 per cent of students meeting the requirements for the English Baccalaureate - grades C or above in English Language, maths, two science subjects, a modern foreign language and either history or geography,” he added.
“Special congratulations went to nine students who achieved an outstanding seven or more GCSE grades at A or A* - Ailsa Anson, Christopher Grayson, Charlotte Housden, Emily Metcalfe, Alistair Mitchell, Philippa Norman, Naomi Richardson, James Simpson and Imogen Smith.”
Student Emily Metcalfe, from Malton, who achieved five A*s and four A’s, said she would now be continuing at Malton School sixth form to study French, history, politics and English.
“I have worked really hard but I was worried about the results,” she added.
“I am over the moon with the grades I have got - it’s fantastic.”
James Simpson, also from Malton, gained nine A*s and two A’s.
The 16-year-old said he was ‘chuffed to bits’.
“I really didn’t expect these results, especially in additional maths,” he added.
“I am very happy and will now be going to Malton sixth form and then on to university and I am particularly interested in astronomy and physics.”
Imogen Smith, from Leavening , achieved As and A*s and will now study physics, chemistry, maths, further maths and history at Malton.
“I am very happy with my results and am interested in becoming a lawyer or engineer after university,” she added.
Ailsa Anson, from Easthorpe, was pleased with her five A*s and four A’s.
The 16-year-old is staying at Malton School to study maths, geography, French and philosophy.
“My parents said they were great results and told me I now have to Skype my grandma who is on holiday in Scotland,” she added.
Friends Hannah Poole, Katie Benson and Saskia Kirkham-Burke, were planning to meet up with friends, followed by a party at the weekend, after finding out their results.
“We are all so pleased,” they said.
“We’ve worked very hard and are just so happy we now have the results we needed.