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4:51pm

East Riding Council say:

 

Many schools in the East Riding are celebrating improved GCSE results, despite national changes which have seen a drop in results across the country.

Indications are that 60 per cent of students in East Riding schools and academies attained the gold standard of five or more A* to C grades, including English and mathematics, this year.

Many East Riding schools are reporting significantly improved progress measures, which are used by Ofsted as the main measure to judge achievement, and a number are celebrating improvements in their top grades, despite the national dip.

Bridlington School, Beverley Grammar School, Hessle High Academy, Howden School, The Market Weighton School and Woldgate College are among those celebrating improved results.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is equally pleased that most other East Riding schools have maintained and consolidated their good outcomes this year, improving their progress measures in English and mathematics at the same time.

The results for students achieving the gold standard mark are in the table below:-

Beverley Grammar School 74

Beverley High School 70

Bridlington School 54

Cottingham High School 57

Driffield School 53

Goole High School

Headlands School 50

Hessle High School 63

Hornsea School 55

Howden School 64

Longcroft School and Performing Arts College 62

South Holderness Technology College 54

South Hunsley School

The Market Weighton School 66

The Snaith School 66

Withernsea High School 42

Woldgate College 67

Wolfreton School 62

 

The  national drop in standards this year has resulted from three changes:

vocational subjects make a smaller contribution to scores,
only single entries for exams are allowed and
changes to English examination grade boundaries.

Kevin Hall, the council’s director of children, families and schools, said: “We are tremendously proud that year after year young people continue to achieve even better GCSE results in East Riding secondary schools in a wide range of qualifications.

“These impressive results are underpinned by many outstanding stories of hard work and application as well as committed teaching and support. We look forward to improving Ofsted inspection outcomes for East Riding schools building on the foundation of this year’s improved outcomes

“We are delighted in the improvement: these results affirm our position as a local authority that aspires for and gets the best for our young people

“The performance in the gold standard of five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths, shows that key numeracy and literacy skills continue to thrive alongside other subjects and that we have got the balance right in our secondary schools.

“We are proud of the work done by young people throughout the East Riding, with the support of their carers and families. We greatly appreciate the hard work of head teachers, teaching and support staff that has contributed to these results.

“That young people achieve this improvement against a backdrop of the very low level of funding for East Riding schools from the Department for Education is a testament to their commitment to pupils’ achievement and success.

Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said, “We are delighted with the improvement that many East Riding schools have brought about this year: this is down to the hard work of young people and their families supported by dedicated school staff.

“The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to improving East Riding Schools until we have the some of the best in the country. This year’s GCSE results are a pleasing move in the right direction.

“Together with improving A-level results last week, they show that young people in East Riding schools are achieving the success they deserve and going onto employment, education and training of their choice. This is confirmed by the above national average destination data for school and college leavers at 16 and 18 in the East Riding.”

3:53pm

North Yorkshire County Council say:

 

Early indications show that the county’s students continue to perform above national averages at GCSE. 

 

“We must congratulate all our students on their personal success,” said County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools.  “Results so far this year show that the proportion of pupils achieving five passes at A*-C including English and Maths GCSE will be over 65 per cent for the third year running.   These excellent results are a tribute to the hard work of students and the dedication and quality of their teachers.”

 

The county’s strong performance at GCSE has over the years consistently placed North Yorkshire well within the top quarter of authorities nationally.  Results in GCSE English and Maths in North Yorkshire are both above the national averages, and early indications show that North Yorkshire has bucked the national trend of falling results in English.

 

Schools had been warned to expect some volatility in results following an overhaul of the exam system including a switch to a greater emphasis on exams at the end of two years rather than coursework and modular units.

 

North Yorkshire is therefore expecting that as with the national picture, there will be some turbulence in the results of individual schools and colleges.

 

Cllr Barker added: “There has been a great deal of change in the exam system for students and teachers at this level and so these results are commendable.  There is much for us to be proud of.”

2:56pm

In North Yorkshire at Easingwold School head teacher Phil Benaiges today congratulated students from a range of year groups on their achievements as they received their GCSE results.

He said: “These results build on our exceptional A level performance of last week, where we believe that we continue to be the best performing comprehensive sixth form for academic progress in North Yorkshire, with over 50% of our students now attending Russell Group Universities. We are pleased that the performance in the key subjects of English and maths continues to significantly outperform the national average - by nearly14% in the case of maths.

“Students and staff have worked extremely hard for these results, supported by parents, and I congratulate them. I wish our Year 11 students every success as they move on to the next stage of their education or training.”

In Year 11, one in ten students achieved 8 or more A* or A grades, and 70% of entries were graded A*-C. In addition, 82% of Year 10 students gained A*-C grades in English Literature, and some even younger students excelled, with two in Year 7 and one in Year 9 achieving A* in modern foreign language GCSEs.

Particularly high achievers included:

Imogen Grosset who gained 10 A* and one A grade, and A* for an Extended Project - an advanced             level qualification normally taken by sixth form students

Katy McEntee (7 A* and 4 A grades)

Emma Bolton (5 A* and 5.5 A grades)

Alice Johnson (5 A* and 6.5 A grades)

Freddy Webster (4 A* and 7.5 A grades)

Sam Caygill (5 A*, 4 A and 1.5 B grades)

Charlie Price (4 A*, 5 A and 2 B grades)

Peter Jarvis (4 A*, 4.5 A, one B and one C grade)

Tara Schwarze-Chintapatla (Year 9) and her sister Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla (Year 7) who both             achieved A* in German

Lia Price (Year 7) who achieved A* in Dutch

2:43pm

At Woldgate College in Pocklington deputy head Fiona Holland, said: "Well done to all students and staff for a great set of GCSE Results this year.

"The proportion of students gaining the Gold Standard of 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths has risen to 67%, with just under a quarter of all Year 11 students attaining 5 or more A*/A grades. Particularly impressive this year were Maths results of 83% A* to C grades. In addition, 56 students attained C+ grades in our newly introduced Further Maths GCSE, 35% of them at A*/A grades.

"This year has seen many changes in GCSE methodology and we are really pleased to see how well our students and staff have coped with the uncertainties and increased rigour involved in those changes. Thanks also go to the families of our students for their continuing support of learning at Woldgate and to our colleagues in Partner Primaries for giving Woldgate students such a great start to their education.

"Good luck to all of our ex-students as you move on to the next stage of your lives. We wish you all well for the future. It’s great to know that so many of this Year 11 will be returning to start their Sixth Form Studies with Woldgate in September. We are all looking forward to the new term with real excitement as we build on the impressive work done by these Yr. 11 students and the Yr. 13s who received their A Level grades last week."

 

2:39pm

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At York High School in Acomb, head teacher, David Ellis, said: “Although the results at York High have fallen this year there were still many young people who had done very well. In particular Cameron Barker who gained 8 grade A’s and 2 A*’s."

Mr Ellis added that the changes to the examination system this year had made an impact.

He said: “The national picture seems to be showing that secondary schools where the overall intake of students are below national average (based on their primary school results) have found it difficult to maintain the GCSE results of recent years.

"Many students in Year 11 at York High this year had KS2 levels below national expectations when they joined us and the move to end of course exams and the lack of opportunities to resit have hit these students hard.

"In spite of the hard work of the students, the support of the families and the commitment of staff our results have dropped to 43 per cent of students gaining 5A* - C including English and maths. This is of course disappointing but is an inevitable consequence of an assessment based mainly on longer exams at the end of a two year course.”

Mr Ellis also said: “It has been a pleasure to work with the Year 11 students who are leaving us for the final time today. It has been a really enjoyable day working with colleagues from York College to ensure that all of the students have secured their places in further education. They are a great group of young people who have many skills and qualities and who will be an asset to the college and future employers. We wish them all well.”

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2:36pm

At Canon Lee School in Clifton the overall results showed that 55 per cent of students gained 5A* - C with a 93 per cent getting 5A* - G.

 

Head teacher Christine Holbrey, said: "We are really proud that Canon Lee has again improved 5A* to G rising this year to 93% which reflects the continued support of all students. We are determined to maintain an environment where students grow, learn and develop to the best of their academic ability.

"Canon Lee would like to wish all students success with their move to sixth forms and colleges within the city."

1:53pm

City of York Council says: 

Pupils, parents, teachers and children’s services leaders are today celebrating after learners across the city have achieved excellent GCSE results

Provisional results show that 64 per cent of young people achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and maths GCSE on first entry.

Results this year are not comparable to previous years because of changes made in the performance tables which report the first entry rather than best entry results for candidates. There have also been significant changes to the examination system in 2014, with the removal of some GCSE equivalent courses from the performance tables, reductions in coursework and the move away from modular examinations towards end of course examinations.

Cllr Janet Looker, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Young People said:  “I’m pleased that once again pupils in York have gained some excellent results, which are testament to the hard work of them and their teaching staff. I hope the results will provide them with a stepping stone to move on to further educational opportunities, apprenticeships or training.”

Jon Stonehouse, Director of Children’s Services, Education and Skills, City of York Council, said: "I would like to congratulate our Year 11 students and recognise their hard work and the tremendous support they have received from all staff within York schools. I am confident that with the expertise we have in the city and our focus on narrowing the gap we will continue to build on this success."

 

12:58pm

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Millthorpe pupils collecting their results

12:55pm

Pupils and staff at Millthorpe School are celebrating after another record–breaking performance in this year’s GCSEs.

71% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths, the best in the school’s history for the second year in a row. The good results ran across all subjects too, with most enjoying their highest ever numbers of students passing at C or above, and getting A or A* grades.

Head teacher, Trevor Burton, said: “Once again, I’m delighted with our results this year. I have been overwhelmed by how hard the students and staff have worked and they have got the reward they richly deserve.

“Their achievement is all the more impressive considering the unprecedented level of change and uncertainty surrounding GCSEs in the past two years, particularly in English. This has been a real test of resilience and determination, and the students, staff and parents have been a credit to the school and to themselves.”

Outstanding individual achievements include:

Katherine Rawlings: 11 A*, 3 A

Lily Stone: 12 A*, 1 A

Ferdy Holley: 10 A*, 2 A, 1 B

Madeleine Svenson: 9 A*, 3 A

Ed Chapman: 10 A*, 1 A

Nina Butterworth: 8 A*, 3 A, 1 B

Ed Chapman, Eve Nixon and Lily Stone received the highest possible mark of A* Distinction for their GCSE Further Maths.

Eve Nixon and Dan Bowgett got 13 passes at A or A* and Tom Smith, Joe Palmer, Kyra Clarke and Laura Heyworth all got 12 passes at A or A*. In total, 24 students received 10 or more passes at A or A*.

“We are thrilled with the exceptional results of these individuals and every student in the year group has achieved something they can be proud of,” commented Mr Burton.

“It is our overriding aim at Millthorpe to equip young people with what they need to be successful. A great set of qualifications like these gives them the opportunity to fulfil their potential as they move on the next phase of their education; I wish them all the very best for the future.”

This caps a great year for Millthorpe, which in March was judged to be Good in all areas following an inspection by Ofsted, which said the school was ‘improving at a very swift pace.’

12:28pm

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Rossett School: Sam Gibson, Samantha Lindsay, Lauren Dolman, Olivia Niles and Samantha Moody celebrate after picking up their GCSE results.

12:26pm

Rossett School in Harrogate is celebrating after its GCSE students achieved another impressive set of exam results.

Overall, 96 per cent of pupils got at least five GCSEs at A*-G and a total of 78 per cent of pupils achieved at least five A*-C grades.

Meanwhile, 70 per cent gained five passes including English and maths – the Government’s gold standard for GCSEs – and there was a six per cent rise in the number achieving the English baccalaureate (passes in English, maths, science, a foreign language and either history or geography) compared to 2013.

Head teacher Pat Hunter said: “There has been a lot of pressure on this year’s GCSE students and I am very proud of the way they have dealt with it.

“Changes to government policy have made it harder for them to achieve the high grades of previous years, yet they have put in even more effort to ensure they got the best possible results.

“Our students have worked exceptionally hard during their time with us and they thoroughly deserve their success. Along with all the staff at Rossett, I am extremely proud of them all and wish them every success for the future.”

As well as strong overall results for the school, some individual students achieved particularly impressive grades.

Students who achieved at least 10 A* and A grades, or got straight As and A*s were: Rosie Brown, Byron Akarsu, Lydia Valentine, Flo Milner, Alexander Dallas, Lauren Dolman, Ellen Dunn, Marina Tapley, Katy Scott, Jevohna England , Rob Noble, Jack Firth, Jack Lowerson-Squires, Megan Terzza, Harry Brecken, James Nassiri, Holloy Wardman, Samantha Lindsay, Jack Smith, Megan Fairweather, Amber Groves, Hannah Morrow and Shida Marquaye.

12:18pm

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Burnholme Community College last ever GCSE results

Despite the turbulence in GCSEs across the country and the fact that Burnholme Community College in York has had the added pressure of it being in its final year before closure, head teacher Simon Gumn said they are delighted to report that headline figures have improved.

Mr Gumn said: "This morning saw our last ever Year 11 students receiving good GCSE results and we are happy they can now move on to the next stage of their education with confidence. 

"I would like to thank all students, parents, staff and governors for the support they have given Burnholme over the many years and wish them all the best for the future."

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12:09pm

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Queen Mary's pupils celebrating today

12:08pm

Queen Mary’s School, Topcliffe is once again jumping for joy after receiving this year’s exceptional GCSE results. The independent girls’ school achieved a fantastic 93.55% A* - C pass rate for those who sat 5 GCSEs or more. Many departments within the school including Science and Languages are celebrating a 100% pass rate with several achieving 70% or more A*/A grades..

After a year of academic change within the school, the number of A*/A grades over all academic disciplines increased to 49.2%, which is up nearly 10% on last years results.

All successes both inside and outside of the classroom are celebrated here at Queen Mary’s in many different ways, and there are 4 girls who deserve a special mention for their outstanding academic achievements in these GCSEs. Emily Martin achieved 11A* grades and is moving on to Ripon Grammar School, Alice Backhouse achieved 9A* and 1A grade and has been awarded a place at Uppingham, and both Poppy Booth and Izzy Da Costa gained 6A* grades and 4A grades each and will move onto Uppingham and Ashville College. 

11:52am

At Archbishop Holgate's Academy in York head of Year 11 Hannah Turvey, said: “It was wonderful to see our students this morning and to celebrate their individual successes with parents. They have achieved superb results and are wonderful young people.”

 

11:51am

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Archbishop Holgate's CE pupils from the left: Ailith Greening, Arabella McKenzie, Sabrina Lauder and Katie Winteringham.

11:44am

At Ryedale School in North Yorkshire today's headline figures show: 

72%    5A*-C with English and maths

38%    EBacc

27%    A*/A%                      

Head teacher Mark McCandless said: "It has been a great day seeing so many students get the excellent grades they deserved for their hard work and fantastic attitude to learning. 72% of this year group achieved 5 or more grades at A*-C including English and maths.

"The English Baccalaureate which requires students to achieve a grade C or above in English Language, maths, two sciences, a humanity subject and a language was achieved by 38% of our students.  27 % of all grades achieved were at A or A*. Special congratulations go to 6 students who achieved an outstanding 9 or more A* and A grades- Thomas Thorn, Rosamund Lawrance, Eliza Dwyer, Guy Harris, Harry Coutts and Dan Potter.

"At Ryedale we have very high expectations for our students and work collectively to ensure that, regardless of their ability, every student is supported and challenged to fulfil their potential. We place great emphasis on each individual’s progress and I am very pleased that this approach has clearly paid dividends for this fantastic year group. 

"I would like to thank students, staff and parents for their hard work in securing such a strong set of results of which we can all be proud. I wish all our students every success for the future."

 

 

11:39am

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Mount School pupil Eleanor Dook with her proud Grandma Joyce Wheatley. Not only did Eleanor achieve 7As, 2Bs and 1C today, but she also represents England in international karate competitions and has just been selected for the U17 JKS European Championships in Denmark.

Eleanor said: "This has been a very tough year for me in many ways and I’m so pleased with my results!"

11:36am

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At The Mount School in York pupils from left to right: Caroline Rosenzweig, Milly Lake, Rowan Palmour, Kiri Armstrong and Eleanor Dook with Principal Julie Lodrick.

11:29am

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Queen Margaret’s in Escrick is reporting an exceptional GCSE results with 27% of all entries receiving the top grade as compared to the national average of 6.7% for A* grades. 58% of all entries at the Yorkshire school received A*-A grades. The results include 6 girls who have achieved 9 or more A*. The national average for A*-C grades is 68.5% which QM has exceeded by some considerable margin gaining 96% of A*-C grades.

York girl and QM Music Scholar, Isabel Suckling, has achieved an excellent set of results. Previously a Chorister at the Minster, Isabel became the youngest classical musician to gain a record deal in 2010 and has gone on to record an album and perform at The Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall and other famous venues. Isabel’s success follows on from last weeks’ best ever A-level results where Emily Scott secured a place at the prestigious Royal College of Music.

Carole Cameron, acting head teacher said: "Congratulations go to the girls and staff for their hard work and dedication which has gone in to achieving these results.

"These girls now go on to the challenge of A-levels and we look forward to helping them to fulfil their potential in the Sixth Form.”

11:24am

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Some of QE’s students celebrating their GCSE results: From left to right: 16-year-old Katherine Pocock, from Knaresborough, gained 5 A*s and 6 A grades; Fabien Lai Wan Loong from Hong Kong gained 3 A*s and 4 A grades with his 1 year GCSE course, also doing GCSEs in a year was Allen Shen, who gained 8 A*s, 1 A and 1 B; Wetherby lad Benjamin Morrell gained 3 A*s, 3 As and 5 B grades; Chelsea with her 3 A*s, 7 As and 1 B; Emma Butterfield, from Wetherby, gained 9 A*s, 1 A and 1 C grade and Bethan Rees, from Harrogate, gained 9 A*s and 2 A grades.

11:22am

Queen Ethelburga's at Thorpe Underwood says:Just a week after achieving a 100% pass rate in its A-Level and BTEC results, students and staff at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate are celebrating a similar achievement at GCSE, across both its senior schools.

All of the Year 11 pupils in QE College gained at least 5 GCSEs graded at A*-C, with 66% of those grades being A*-A and 90% being A*-B. In the Faculty of Queen Ethelburga’s, which offers more creative and vocational options, in addition to the traditional GCSE subjects, all Year 11 pupils achieved at least 5 A*-C grades at GCSE and its equivalents.

The Principal of Queen Ethelburga’s, Steven Jandrell, said it had been another excellent set of examination results and that staff and students should be very proud.

He said: “At a time when there is national concern about grades falling at GCSE it is very rewarding to see substantially increased results across both our schools.

“It is obvious that our approach to working with each student individually is really reaping the benefits. Our teachers are committed team members, who help our students to achieve the very best that they can and to explore their full potential with understanding and enthusiasm.”

The Collegiate recently welcomed its best A-Level results to date. Along with the 100% pass rate for Year 13 students in both of the Collegiate’s senior schools, QE College also celebrated its highest ever UCAS average points score per student, by smashing the 500 point landmark and scoring 501 points per student – the equivalent to more than four A grades at A-Level. 80% of the A-Level grades were A*-A.

The other senior school, the Faculty of Queen Ethelburga’s, saw its average UCAS points score per student rise from last year’s 469 to 473 and 76% of the A-Levels were graded A*-A. 94% of BTECs taken in the Faculty were awarded Distinction* or Distinction grades – the equivalent in UCAS points to A* and A grades at A-Level.

16-year-old Chelsea Maddison, from Myton on Swale, near York, was delighted with her examination results. She gained 3 A*s, 7 As and 1 B in her GCSEs.

Her mother, Lisa Maddison, paid tribute to the efforts, not just put in by her daughter, but by the staff and teachers at QE: “Chelsea’s confidence in independent learning has very definitely grown during her GCSEs and that has been down to, in part, the commitment shown by her teachers. I have been very pleased with the care, support and encouragement demonstrated by all of the staff at the school.”

11:17am

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Girls celebrating results day at Harrogate Ladies' College

11:16am

51% increase in A*s at Harrogate Ladies’ College

Girls and staff are thrilled by a 51% increase in the number of A*s awarded at GCSE at HLC.  Over 1 in 4 exams taken attained this top grade (28%), 55% achieving A*-A and 79% awarded A*-B.  Following the trend of last week’s A level results these achievements reflect the talent and enthusiasm of both pupils and teachers at HLC.

Among individuals celebrating success are Alice Brown who gained 10 A*s, Charlotte Cavill and Carly Jennings who both gained 9A*s; 10 other girls gained 8 or more A*s and As. 

Principal Sylvia Brett said: "The girls have all worked incredibly hard and each should be exceptionally proud of what they have achieved.  As a community we all strive to be the best we can be and these results reflect this ethos.

"Studying at HLC typically adds at least one grade to the value of estimated exam results in every subject and I therefore take this opportunity to thank my colleagues for all they do to inspire and nurture our girls."

Head of Middle School, Fran Irvine, said: "I am delighted with these fantastic results. 

"They are a testament to the girls’ hard work and commitment to their studies."

11:10am

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Elliot Morris and Anna Floyd from Ashville College.

11:08am

A*s were once again in prevalence at Harrogate’s Ashville College with more than half of those who sat this year’s GCSE exams achieving at least one A* in their results and a record 18 pupils achieved a clean sweep of 10 or more A*/A grades. 

Anna Floyd headed the girls’ achievements with 11 A*s while Elliott Morris’s 10 A*s and 1 A grade, led the way for the boys. Whilst over 90 per cent gained five GCSEs at A*-C, 20 per cent of grades overall were the top A* grade.

Core subjects were particularly strong at the College with a 94.3 per cent pass rate in mathematics, 100 per cent in English Literature and 98.1 per cent in English Language. The overall school value added score remains significantly positive once more.

Ashville College Headmaster Mark Lauder said: “We are extremely pleased with today’s GCSE results which reflect incredibly well on the efforts of our students and staff over the past few years.

“The excellent pass rates in Mathematics and English demonstrate the emphasis Ashville places on the ‘three r’s’ from the beginning in our Pre-Prep, continuing through Junior School, Senior school and the Sixth Form too.

“There have been some stunning individual successes and I’m delighted to see so many of last year’s Year 11 pupils moving into our Sixth Form with such a strong academic foundation.

“These results, coupled with last week’s A-Level results, give a clear indication to parents of our strong and growing academic credentials and ongoing improvements year on year - now for four years – which is set to continue.”

11:07am

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Kathryn Lewis, who achieved 9A* GCSEs at Manor CE Academy.

11:05am

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Celebrating their results are Manor CE students, from left, Denholm Hom, Luke Robinson, Rakib Uddin, Thomas Wrigglesworth and Matt Dowling.

11:02am

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Pupils Bethany Fairburn and Joseph Callow, two of the five English Literature students at Manor CE Academy who achieved maximum marks. 

11:00am

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Pupil's getting their results at Manor CE Academy

10:59am

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Per subject, Manor CE Academy in York recorded a pass rate (5 A*-C) in English of 92% and 83% in Maths. The best eight GCSEs points score was 45.6 points. This year’s cohort was 182 students.

Students recording a total of 11 or more A*/A grades included: Thomas Burgess, Joseph Callow, Callum Crosby, Caleb Devonport, Katie Drummond, Samantha Eastwood, Bethany Fairburn, Keely Horne, Peter Judson, Kathryn Lewis, Lucy Mills, Eleanor Norris, Mary Paterson and Zara Thewlis.

Five English Literature students achieve maximum marks – 200 out of 200 – across two English Literature GCSE exam papers, plus Shakespeare coursework. They are Katie Drummond, Samantha Eastwood, Lucy Mills, Joseph Callow and Bethany Fairburn.

Head teacher, Brian Crosby said: “This is a truly outstanding set of results and students can justifiably be proud of their achievements. Tribute must be paid too to the teachers and parents and carers who have supported these young people at such an important stage in their lives."

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St Peter's pupils celebrate exam success

10:56am

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Sibling success: Emily and Peter Gray

10:54am

At St Peter's School in York staff and pupils are celebrating sibling success as well as a rise in A* pass rate.

Three sets of brothers and sisters from St Peter’s are celebrating after achieving success in the 2014 A-Level and GCSE results.

Head boy Toby Simpson, who last week achieved 4 A* grades and secured a place at Imperial College London to study Material Science and Engineering, will today be helping his sister Philippa celebrate straight A* passes in her ten subjects at GCSE.

George Pindar’s 11 A* passes this morning echo the success of his sister Zoe last week, who passed all three of her A-Levels at A*, and who goes on to The University of Edinburgh to read Medicine.

And deputy head girl Emily Gray, who secured a place at Christ’s College Cambridge to read Classics after achieving A*A*A, will be celebrating her brother Peter’s 11A* passes.

Straight A* passes were also secured by Isobel Hedley, William Kimpson and Hannah Lawrence, while Matthew Coe, Edward Contreras, Harry Dickson, Ellie Dobson, Alice Greswold, Antonia Headlam-Morley, Joshua Ramalingam, Stanley Schofield, Concetta Scrimshaw, Rosalind Tait, Wendy Wan, Olivia Watts, Douglas Whiter and Eleanor Ziegler all achieved straight A*/A passes.

The rise in the A* pass rate at St Peter’s for A-Level has been continued at GCSE, with an increase in today’s A* pass rate to 34.9%.  More than half of all pupils studying French, German, Maths and Further Maths, Music, Science and Spanish passed at A*, with Maths and Music achieving an A*/A pass rate of 90% and 100% respectively.

Leo Winkley, Head Master of St Peter’s said: “Over one hundred St Peter's pupils have been awaiting their GCSE results over the summer weeks: a nervous time for them, and for their parents and teachers. Once again, they have done themselves and their school proud. Universities and employers look to GCSE results for evidence of sustained effort and attainment. This cohort has built a strong platform for their A-Level studies, with 35% of all exams passed at A* and 98% graded A*-C.

“These excellent results come after two years of good teaching and careful preparation, and provide good returns on our pupils' efforts, as well as the support of their parents and teaching staff.  I'm thrilled for our pupils who can move on to their Sixth Form studies in good shape.

“Exams should be a product of the education process, not the purpose.  Our commitment to the tougher IGCSE courses, without coursework, has shown that pupils can achieve wonderful results and teachers can be freed to teach from less constraining specifications, with fewer interruptions for testing and measuring along the way.”

St Peter’s School, founded in 627AD, is one of the oldest schools in the world, and one of the UK’s leading co-educational boarding schools.

10:49am

Best ever achievement of A* Grades for Pocklington School GCSE Students.

95.6% of Pocklington School GCSE students achieved 5A* to C grades, including English and Mathematics, with 100% achieving 5 GCSEs grades A* to C. 53.6% of all our GCSEs were graded A*A, of which 28.2% were A*.

Head teacher, Mark Ronan, said: “Congratulations to all our students and their teachers; we are delighted with these results which reflect the commitment of the school to support and encourage every individual to stretch themselves in pursuit of their personal goals.  There will be many happy people today, and we look forward to seeing the students embark on A level courses next term.”

It has been a great year for GCSE students at Pocklington with students excelling in many areas. Our top 20 mathematics students were stretched with a level 2 certificate in Further Mathematics and did not disappoint, all passing with grade B or higher.  The final tally is 6A* (double A* grades), 6A*, 7A grades and 1B.

Enthusiasm for Classics in this year group was also high; responding to popular demand, and in accordance with our philosophy of supporting and inspiring individuals to develop and pursue personal interests, 10 students were offered the chance to study GCSE Greek as an additional subject. 80% of those students achieved A*/A grades.

Overall, one in four of the year group – a total of 23 students - achieved 5 or more A* grades.  The top performers were Sarah Lancaster, who gained 11A* and Florence Judge-Clayden, who achieved a double A*, 10A* and 1A. Amy Redhead and Beth Roberts were close behind with 10A* and 2As, followed by Katrina Summerton, who achieved 10A* and 1A grade.

10:46am

Gazette & Herald:
Pocklington School pupils celebrating their results

10:44am

Gazette & Herald:

At Joseph Rowntree School in York head teacher Richard Crane said: "Following on from a great set of A Level results last week, we are delighted with our GCSE results this year, with 64% of students gaining 5 GCSEs including English and Maths. This is the best ever set of results for our school and I am confident that we will improve on this in the future.

"Congratulations go to the following students who gained ten or more A / A* passes. Those students are Tabatha Olney (13 A/A*passes), Amelia Evans (11), Emily Mason (11), Bethany Blanchard (10), Harry Gibb (10), Aaron Saint John (10).

"Congratulations to our Year 11 students and a massive thank you to our staff and parents for all their hard work and support."

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10:42am

Mr Britton at Archbishop Holgate's said:“Wonderful to see our students celebrating this morning and moving onto study at our Sixth Form.  The commitment and hard work of our students is evident in another set of excellent results.

"I would like to thank our students for all their tremendous efforts and recognise the commitment of our staff in delivering outstanding teaching and excellent pastoral care that have once again enabled our students to excel.” 

10:41am

Gazette & Herald:
Archbishop Holgate's high achievers from the left: Fasil Kishtaini, Lucy Hyde and William McCartney – teacher Jonathan Britton said: "Well done on your excellent results –we are very proud of you."

10:16am

Gazette & Herald:

At York's Fulford School, head teacher, Lorna Savage said: "A huge congratulations go to our Year 11 students on their record breaking performances in the summer exams as Fulford recorded its best ever GCSE results. 

"Our outstanding success this year is shown in 85% of our students gaining 5 GCSE passes at grade A*-C including English and Maths, based on the best results they achieved. In another fantastic achievement 100% of students gained 5 passes at grades A*-G.  Our 5 GCSE A*-C including English and Maths figure stays at a record high of 82% even after the new government changes on first sitting rules are applied.

"Best entry results in English and Maths were outstanding with A*-C pass rates of 91% in both subjects and over a third of entries achieved A*/A grades across all the qualifications taken. Twenty three students gained 10 grades at A*/A with exceptional performances from Warren Li (13 A* and an A* in A level Maths), Ella Batters (12 A*), Bethan Blake (11 A*), Jenny Thurling (11 A*) and Katherine Mellor (10 A*).

"These fantastic results are a tribute to the talent and hard work of our students, the support they have had from their families and crucially to the excellent teaching and all round support provided by the staff within our school. It’s a great day to be part of the Fulford community and these results are just reward for the huge efforts by all parties involved.

"These results will play a significant part in shaping the future of all the students achieving these qualifications and they provide an excellent basis for them to build on in the future. Well done to all involved!

"It’s been a real privilege to work with this Year 11 cohort in my first year as head teacher. Our students fully deserve the success they have achieved."

Gazette & Herald:
Frances Brown and Ellie Bailey celebrate their GCSE results 

Gazette & Herald:
Warren Li who gained 13A* GCSEs and is going on to study his A-Levels at Eton celebrates at Fulford School.

Gazette & Herald:
Dan Billsborough celebrates his GCSE results at Fulford School before heading off to Leeds Festival.

 

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9:45am

There was a sense of déjà vu at Malton School as Year 11 students celebrated excellent results, the best in the school’s history on almost every measure. This had been the case in 2013 when the percentage of students achieving 5 or more grades at A*-C, including English and Maths, set a new record high of 65%. The cohort of 2014 have smashed that, establishing a new bar at 75%.

The proportion of students achieving the demanding requirements for the English Baccalaureate (C grades or above in English, Maths, 2 Sciences, either History or Geography, and a Modern Foreign Language) was also a new record high at 43%.

The most able students again performed very well with the proportion of A and A* grades going up, whilst for the second year in a row the strong inclusive ethos of the school was demonstrated by every single student achieving at least 5 GCSE qualifications.

An impressive 34 students (30.4% of the year group) achieved 5 or more GCSE grades at the top grades of A or A*.

Outstanding individual performances included these 15 students who achieved at least 3 A* grades:

Ellie Biles: 8 A* and 2 A grades

Matthew Watson: 7 A* and 3 A grades

Alice Walker: 7 A* and 2 A grades

Jess Miller: 5 A* and 5 A grades

Lucy Mitchell: 5 A* and 5 A grades

Lucy O’Brien: 5 A* and 5 A grades

Beth Armstrong: 5 A* and 4 A grades

Tom Nesfield: 5 A* and 4 A grades

Callum Young: 4 A* and 5 A grades

Kristina Dickinson: 4 A* and 4 A grades

Joseph Anderson: 3 A* and 7 A grades

Emily Egan: 3 A* and 7 A grades

Daniel Ingham: 3 A* and 5 A grades

Freya Cole Norton: 3 A* and 4 A grades

George Ullyott: 3 A* and 4 A grades

Headteacher Rob Williams said, “This is a fantastic set of results achieved by a very special year group. It is a tribute to them, their parents and families, and to the staff team who have given them excellent teaching and guidance.

"The school has taken significant steps forward over the last two years. These outcomes demonstrate that. I would like to thank all involved with Malton School for their continued support which has contributed to this tremendous success. Let us enjoy the day and make it a new benchmark for the achievement of future years.” 

9:37am

Girls at The Mount School in York are today celebrating outstanding successes for GCSE results with 100% passing 5 GCSEs at A*-C. Half of the results were A-A* grades with one third achieving 8 or more A* or A grades.

Principal, Julie Lodrick, said: “We are incredibly proud of the girls’ achievements at GCSE. They have worked hard for their exams whilst maintaining full extra-curricular programmes. The Mount’s broad and balanced education will stand them in good stead for their future studies.”

Four girls achieved straight A*s or As. Kiri Armstrong’s impressive 10 A*s and 1 A followed a very busy few years in which she has taken a full role in the musical and sporting life of the school.

Rowan Palmour will be taking up a prestigious scholarship at George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA, gained 9 A*s and 1 A. Rowan is not only the reigning U17 girls’ North East high jump champion, but also an accomplished musician.
Caroline Rosenzweig, who achieved 9 A*s, 1 A and an A* in Further Maths, is a boarder at The Mount with an ambition to study Engineering at Harvard University following her A Levels.

Caroline not only won first prize at the Engineering Inspiration Competition at Elvington in June, but has also represented The Mount in the Rotary Youth Speaks national public speaking competition, progressing to the regional finals.
Milly Lake’s 7 A*s and 4 As will provide an excellent foundation for her desire to follow a medical career.

Mention should also be made of Eleanor Dook, who represents England in international karate competitions. She earned 7 As, 2 Bs and 1 C and should be commended for her ability to manage her academic studies around a busy training schedule.

9:31am

At Archbishop Holgate's CE Academy in York head teacher Andrew Daly said: "Archbishop Holgate’s has achieved excellent results this academic year, with 70% of students achieving A*-C in English and Mathematics at first entry, the third consecutive year of results in the 70s.

31% of all the results were at A* or A grade and a record 45% of pupils achieved the EBACC - GCSE C's or above in Maths, English, 2 Sciences, a humanity and a modern foreign language.

This year also saw outstanding outcomes for the school in many subject areas in particular English, Geography, Art, Triple Science and RE where over 85% of pupils achieved grades at A*-C and also in Graphics, Product Design and Engineering which had a 100% pass rate."

9:29am

Gazette & Herald:

Manor CE Academy are celebrating their best ever GCSE results, with 80% success at grades A*-C including English and Maths.

It follows two years of turbulence, according to Manor principal, Brian Crosby, when the exam system and changes in grade boundaries created uncertainty in schools across the country.

“Now the system is working with us, not against us,” said Mr Crosby. “We’re all very, very pleased. It’s great to see Manor back where we belong.”

Excellent levels of student progress were also recorded, with all key indicators registered as outstanding.

The success has been put down to focussed effort by students and teachers. “There has been relentless attention to detail and all that hard work has paid dividends,” said Mr Crosby.

9:13am

Bootham School results:

“Despite the doom and gloom predictions of a reduction in the number of top grades amongst this year’s cohort, nearly a quarter of our students at Bootham have 10 or more A/A*’s” said Ruth Crabtree, Academic Deputy at the York Independent School where students were celebrating another set of what the School described as ‘excellent results’.

Ruth, who was appointed in 2012 to focus on teaching and learning, went on to explain, “After last year’s national fiasco over grade boundaries in GCSE English Language, we have been switching more of our subjects onto the IGCSE syllabus.  Although these are considered to be tougher academically, we have been delighted with an excellent set of results. 

"The reason is, I believe, that there is little or no coursework, and this gives more time for our teachers to teach.   In too many cases learning is purely assessment driven.  Now I may be considered a maverick, but I believe, and as is shown to be the case at Bootham, that when you give teachers the time and autonomy to teach in depth, rather than to a grid-like formula, the results will speak for themselves.” 

Headmaster, Jonathan Taylor, concurred, “The deadweight of the old formula is simply not delivering.  Students deserve to have the best of what a teacher can inspire within them.  Creating that sense of adventurous learning is what our profession is all about.”

Some of Bootham’s top performers this year include champion sailor, Fred Garside, with 10 A*’s plus 2 A’s; keen horsewoman, Lois van der Voort, who got 10A*’s plus 3 A’s; regular stars in school drama productions, Holly Jeffrey (11 A*’s plus 1A) and Casper Davidson (10 A*’s and 2 A’s) and keen footballer and member of the U18 league winning team, Jonah Tomlin-Kent, who got 10A*’s.  Others with 10 or more A*’s were Jamie Altmann, Sophie Brooks, Nicholas Dyson, Andrew Hodgson, Adam Kaye, Nicole Langedijk, Liam Langedijk, Elliot Long, Nancy Slater, Lisa Surmenko, Joseph Walker and Ada Wordsworth.

8:48am

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8:46am

At Harrogate College pupils are celebrating a 98 per cent GCSE pass rate.

Students and staff at Harrogate College are celebrating after achieving an outstanding 98.08 per cent GCSE pass rate. Pass rates at grade A*-C were also high, at 62.18 per cent, while pass rates of 100 per cent were achieved in both English and Science. The results continue the College’s record of strong GCSE results.

Principal Debra Forsythe-Conroy, said: “This has been a superb year for us in terms of both pass rates and the number of students achieving those all-important A*-C grades. We are incredibly proud of all our students.

"The results reflect a significant amount of time and effort committed by both learners and staff. Many of our GCSE students are adults who have returned to education to strengthen their CVs or improve their chances of getting a job – it is never too late to come back to College.

“We will be welcoming many of those who have achieved their GCSEs back to the College to continue studying with us, on a range of programmes, including BTECs and Apprenticeships. If you are still trying to decide what to do in September, it is not too late to enrol with us – we can give you the advice and guidance you need to find a course that will suit you and get you on the path to the career you want."

 

8:42am


At Huntington School in York the headline figures are: 
5 A*-C GCSE grades: 81%
5 A*-C GCSE grades including English & Mathematics: 70%
A*-C GCSE grades in English GCSE: 77%
A*-C GCSE grades in Mathematics: 79%
Best 8 GCSEs points score: 43.3 points – NEW SCHOOL RECORD.

Head teacher, John Tomsett, said:  “We are delighted and somewhat relieved. In a year when there was such uncertainty within the examination system, our students have gained some tremendous results. We believe that our success is down to old-fashioned hard work by both students and staff!

 “We have only beaten the headline figure of 70% 5 A*-C GCSE grades with English and Mathematics once before. We are exceptionally pleased with our best ever figure for the best 8 GCSEs which will be the new national benchmark going forward. It shows that we are gaining good GCSE grades across all 231 Year 11 students.
 
“We increasingly believe that with gritty determination and a Growth Mindset we can attain great results.
 
“I want to pay special tribute to our teachers and support staff who have worked tremendously hard; they always remember what matters most – our students.
 
“Our school's core values are Respect, Honesty and Kindness. We think our values are reflected in these results as our students attain impressive examination results within a caring and supportive environment that seeks to see every single student and member of staff gain in confidence and thrive.”

8:39am

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8:38am

First off the marks are Pocklington School where they are reporting the best ever achievement of A* Grades for Pocklington GCSE Students.

95.6% of Pocklington School GCSE students achieved 5A* to C grades, including English and Mathematics, with 100% achieving 5 GCSEs grades A* to C. 53.6% of all our GCSEs were graded A*A, of which 28.2% were A*.

Head teacher Mark Ronan, said: “Congratulations to all our students and their teachers; we are delighted with these results which reflect the commitment of the school to support and encourage every individual to stretch themselves in pursuit of their personal goals.  There will be many happy people today, and we look forward to seeing the students embark on A level courses next term.”

It has been a great year for GCSE students at Pocklington with students excelling in many areas. Our top 20 mathematics students were stretched with a level 2 certificate in Further Mathematics and did not disappoint, all passing with grade B or higher.  The final tally is 6A^ (double A* grades), 6A*, 7A grades and 1B.

Enthusiasm for Classics in this year group was also high; responding to popular demand, and in accordance with our philosophy of supporting and inspiring individuals to develop and pursue personal interests, 10 students were offered the chance to study GCSE Greek as an additional subject. 80% of those students achieved A*/A grades.

Overall, one in four of the year group – a total of 23 students - achieved 5 or more A* grades.  The top performers were Sarah Lancaster, who gained 11A* and Florence Judge-Clayden, who achieved a double A*, 10A* and 1A. Amy Redhead and Beth Roberts were close behind with 10A* and 2As, followed by Katrina Summerton, who achieved 10A* and 1A grade.

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10:26am Thu 21 Aug 14

asd says...

I hope the kids get the results they deserve over the 2-3 year period of work. You can relax a little after your anxieties and worries about the exam results.
I hope the kids get the results they deserve over the 2-3 year period of work. You can relax a little after your anxieties and worries about the exam results. asd
  • Score: 1

11:03am Thu 21 Aug 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Some story, hope it not going to be Student Rag time. Im Happy for them, but not a story is it .
Some story, hope it not going to be Student Rag time. Im Happy for them, but not a story is it . Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -5

11:51am Thu 21 Aug 14

Star79 says...

What about canon lee's results under the new head teacher? The new head teacher has had 2 years in post so these results are entirely down to her. She has made a lot of changes so look forward to seeing the results.
What about canon lee's results under the new head teacher? The new head teacher has had 2 years in post so these results are entirely down to her. She has made a lot of changes so look forward to seeing the results. Star79
  • Score: -5

11:55am Thu 21 Aug 14

RuthieMcC says...

Thank you Archbishop Holgate's School. A lot of your time and effort has gone into Will's results too. Appreciated. Thanks, Thanks York Press for such a great picture too of Will McC-M
Thank you Archbishop Holgate's School. A lot of your time and effort has gone into Will's results too. Appreciated. Thanks, Thanks York Press for such a great picture too of Will McC-M RuthieMcC
  • Score: -2

12:06pm Thu 21 Aug 14

smithsonions says...

Agree with Star79 (11:51am). What news from Canon Lee?
Agree with Star79 (11:51am). What news from Canon Lee? smithsonions
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12:08pm Thu 21 Aug 14

BethFoxhunter96 says...

Best of luck to everyone! OMG that was me a year ago... so exciting! Beth
Best of luck to everyone! OMG that was me a year ago... so exciting! Beth BethFoxhunter96
  • Score: 44

12:15pm Thu 21 Aug 14

smithsonions says...

Nothing on the Canon Lee website either. Does anyone have the facts & figures from there?
Nothing on the Canon Lee website either. Does anyone have the facts & figures from there? smithsonions
  • Score: 0

12:43pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Bgyorkuk says...

Star79 wrote:
What about canon lee's results under the new head teacher? The new head teacher has had 2 years in post so these results are entirely down to her. She has made a lot of changes so look forward to seeing the results.
Agee - COYC and the governors have been happy to support the new 'regime' at Cannon Lee. Anyone know when they will be released??
[quote][p][bold]Star79[/bold] wrote: What about canon lee's results under the new head teacher? The new head teacher has had 2 years in post so these results are entirely down to her. She has made a lot of changes so look forward to seeing the results.[/p][/quote]Agee - COYC and the governors have been happy to support the new 'regime' at Cannon Lee. Anyone know when they will be released?? Bgyorkuk
  • Score: 0

12:57pm Thu 21 Aug 14

smithsonions says...

Bgyorkuk wrote:
Star79 wrote:
What about canon lee's results under the new head teacher? The new head teacher has had 2 years in post so these results are entirely down to her. She has made a lot of changes so look forward to seeing the results.
Agee - COYC and the governors have been happy to support the new 'regime' at Cannon Lee. Anyone know when they will be released??
Maybe they are trying to find a maths teacher to work out the percentages?
[quote][p][bold]Bgyorkuk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Star79[/bold] wrote: What about canon lee's results under the new head teacher? The new head teacher has had 2 years in post so these results are entirely down to her. She has made a lot of changes so look forward to seeing the results.[/p][/quote]Agee - COYC and the governors have been happy to support the new 'regime' at Cannon Lee. Anyone know when they will be released??[/p][/quote]Maybe they are trying to find a maths teacher to work out the percentages? smithsonions
  • Score: 4

1:04pm Thu 21 Aug 14

asd says...

Well Done to all at All Saint R.C school. I think there may be a story the press should follow from BBC about why one subject English Literature is such a low score nationally whilst others are static or above.
Well Done to all at All Saint R.C school. I think there may be a story the press should follow from BBC about why one subject English Literature is such a low score nationally whilst others are static or above. asd
  • Score: 0

1:18pm Thu 21 Aug 14

smithsonions says...

asd wrote:
Well Done to all at All Saint R.C school. I think there may be a story the press should follow from BBC about why one subject English Literature is such a low score nationally whilst others are static or above.
Probably best that The Press sticks to local stories - like what % of Canon Lee pupils got 5 A*-C grades, including English & Maths?
[quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: Well Done to all at All Saint R.C school. I think there may be a story the press should follow from BBC about why one subject English Literature is such a low score nationally whilst others are static or above.[/p][/quote]Probably best that The Press sticks to local stories - like what % of Canon Lee pupils got 5 A*-C grades, including English & Maths? smithsonions
  • Score: 1

2:47pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Bgyorkuk says...

'At Canon Lee School in Clifton the overall results showed that 55 per cent of students gained 5A* - C'

No matter what spin Christne Holbery puts on this these are shocking results from Cannon Lee - when the COYC average was 64%
'At Canon Lee School in Clifton the overall results showed that 55 per cent of students gained 5A* - C' No matter what spin Christne Holbery puts on this these are shocking results from Cannon Lee - when the COYC average was 64% Bgyorkuk
  • Score: 9

3:05pm Thu 21 Aug 14

asd says...

smithsonions wrote:
asd wrote:
Well Done to all at All Saint R.C school. I think there may be a story the press should follow from BBC about why one subject English Literature is such a low score nationally whilst others are static or above.
Probably best that The Press sticks to local stories - like what % of Canon Lee pupils got 5 A*-C grades, including English & Maths?
Well there is more than just Cannon Lee School too, and also All Saints are investigating why English Literature is so low, see it effects York schools also.
[quote][p][bold]smithsonions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: Well Done to all at All Saint R.C school. I think there may be a story the press should follow from BBC about why one subject English Literature is such a low score nationally whilst others are static or above.[/p][/quote]Probably best that The Press sticks to local stories - like what % of Canon Lee pupils got 5 A*-C grades, including English & Maths?[/p][/quote]Well there is more than just Cannon Lee School too, and also All Saints are investigating why English Literature is so low, see it effects York schools also. asd
  • Score: 0

3:05pm Thu 21 Aug 14

asd says...

smithsonions wrote:
asd wrote:
Well Done to all at All Saint R.C school. I think there may be a story the press should follow from BBC about why one subject English Literature is such a low score nationally whilst others are static or above.
Probably best that The Press sticks to local stories - like what % of Canon Lee pupils got 5 A*-C grades, including English & Maths?
Well there is more than just Cannon Lee School too, and also All Saints are investigating why English Literature is so low, see it effects York schools also.
[quote][p][bold]smithsonions[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: Well Done to all at All Saint R.C school. I think there may be a story the press should follow from BBC about why one subject English Literature is such a low score nationally whilst others are static or above.[/p][/quote]Probably best that The Press sticks to local stories - like what % of Canon Lee pupils got 5 A*-C grades, including English & Maths?[/p][/quote]Well there is more than just Cannon Lee School too, and also All Saints are investigating why English Literature is so low, see it effects York schools also. asd
  • Score: -1

3:14pm Thu 21 Aug 14

smithsonions says...

Bgyorkuk wrote:
'At Canon Lee School in Clifton the overall results showed that 55 per cent of students gained 5A* - C'

No matter what spin Christne Holbery puts on this these are shocking results from Cannon Lee - when the COYC average was 64%
But it is worse than that. The COYC overall figure of 64% is for 5 x A*-C grades including English & Maths. The Canon Lee figure of 55% is (we assume) for 5 x A*-C grades in ANY subjects. I reckon the Canon Lee figure including English & Maths could be quite a bit lower.
[quote][p][bold]Bgyorkuk[/bold] wrote: 'At Canon Lee School in Clifton the overall results showed that 55 per cent of students gained 5A* - C' No matter what spin Christne Holbery puts on this these are shocking results from Cannon Lee - when the COYC average was 64%[/p][/quote]But it is worse than that. The COYC overall figure of 64% is for 5 x A*-C grades including English & Maths. The Canon Lee figure of 55% is (we assume) for 5 x A*-C grades in ANY subjects. I reckon the Canon Lee figure including English & Maths could be quite a bit lower. smithsonions
  • Score: 13

3:27pm Thu 21 Aug 14

smithsonions says...

And here are the Canon Lee results from 2013, taken from the Press archive -
" 64% 5+ A* - C inc. English and Maths
88% 5+ A* - C
100% 5+ A* - G"

So...this year's 55% 5 A*-C is either down from 88% or 64%, depending on how they have counted it. And the 93% getting 5 A*-G appears to be down from 100% last year. Although they say it has gone up.

All in all, hardly a massive endorsement for the new head's way of doing things.
And here are the Canon Lee results from 2013, taken from the Press archive - " 64% 5+ A* - C inc. English and Maths 88% 5+ A* - C 100% 5+ A* - G" So...this year's 55% 5 A*-C is either down from 88% or 64%, depending on how they have counted it. And the 93% getting 5 A*-G appears to be down from 100% last year. Although they say it has gone up. All in all, hardly a massive endorsement for the new head's way of doing things. smithsonions
  • Score: 17

4:02pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Yeller Belly says...

Nothing at all from All Saints?
Nothing at all from All Saints? Yeller Belly
  • Score: -10

10:47pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Bgyorkuk says...

Burton Green Primary..........
Burton Green Primary.......... Bgyorkuk
  • Score: 1

6:52pm Fri 22 Aug 14

mochacoffee says...

I have been reading the press GCSE pull out in the press today and unless my copy is faulty Canon Lee seems to be the only school that is missing why is this I wonder. If any one can find the school with in this pull out please let me know,
I have been reading the press GCSE pull out in the press today and unless my copy is faulty Canon Lee seems to be the only school that is missing why is this I wonder. If any one can find the school with in this pull out please let me know, mochacoffee
  • Score: 6

3:11am Mon 25 Aug 14

Dr Martin says...

BethFoxhunter96 wrote:
Best of luck to everyone! OMG that was me a year ago... so exciting! Beth
I am curious as to why your score is so much higher than everyone else?
[quote][p][bold]BethFoxhunter96[/bold] wrote: Best of luck to everyone! OMG that was me a year ago... so exciting! Beth[/p][/quote]I am curious as to why your score is so much higher than everyone else? Dr Martin
  • Score: 1

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