On the back of a very impressive set of IB results for the Upper Sixth leavers in July, Scarborough College is delighted with the outstanding GCSE results achieved by its Year 11 students. 52% of all the UK pupils’ results were graded A* or A with two pupils, Niall Collinson and Boti Pinter, bagging straight A*s and As across the board. Such extraordinary grades were supported by a remarkable full 100% A*-C pass rate across 14 separate GCSE subjects. 94% of all results were graded A* to C, with 96% of students achieving a minimum of 5 subjects at grades A* to C, including English and maths.
The new headmaster at the College, Charles Ellison, commented: “Today’s results are truly breath-taking and my warm congratulations go not only to the hard-working pupils but also to the dedicated staff whose desire to go above-and-beyond make it possible for every child to meet their academic potential over a number of years. The fact that more than half of all the GCSEs sat resulted in an A* or A grade in a mixed ability institution goes to show what can actually be achieved if the right ‘can-do’ atmosphere is created. I’m sure many other schools will be keen to know the secret of Scarborough College’s success and I am quite happy to share the crucial ingredients: aspirational pupils, supportive parents, inspiring and passionate teachers, and an environment where every individual matters. Scarborough College firmly believes in providing opportunities and challenges for all pupils on a daily basis in order to build the self-awareness and confidence to succeed not just in exams, but in life more widely. I am immensely proud to be taking over at the helm of such a high-performing school.”