As you all know, we were particularly delighted with last Summer’s examination results and very pleased to find ourselves in the top 30 schools in the UK for our IB results. With the publication of the Department of Education Performance Tables this month, we are ranked 51st nationally for our sixth form results and 4th in Yorkshire. The table below shows some of the other independent and state schools in our region. The average points score per student is based on a tariff which can measure achievement across a range of post-16 examinations including A Level, BTech, Cambridge Pre-U and IB.
|School||Average points score per student|
|Harrogate Ladies College||912.6|
|St Peter’s School||923.7|
|Scarborough Sixth Form||858.6|
At GCSE the picture is also very gratifying though, as usual, some explanation of the figures is required. We have a number of international students who are counted in the statistics but most are following a tailored pre-IB course which includes English as a Second Language and a lower number of GCSE subjects. Therefore, automatically, they do not qualify under the E-Bacc or 5 A* to C headings. As a result, the statistics do not accurately reflect performance. The comparison below shows the difference between the published data and the figures taking account of our international students.
Pupils gaining 5 A* to C 85%
Pupils gaining 5 A* to C (incl English and Maths) 65%
Pupils achieving the EBacc 42%
Taking account of International Students
Pupils gaining 5 A* to C 90%
Pupils gaining 5 A* to C (incl English and Maths) 77%
Pupils achieving the EBacc 72%
It should be noted of course, that many of the international students following the pre-IB course then join our sixth form and follow the full IB Diploma Programme, studying all subjects through the medium of English; quite an achievement!
Of course, the full story of our GCSE results should take account of the 44% of passes at A and A*, the 97% pass rate in Maths and three Sciences and the 91% pass rate in Modern Languages. Bearing in mind the broad range of ability in the school, these results are a testimony to a rigourous curriculum, hard work and very good teaching.