Results GCSE & IB

The academic results at Scarborough College, as measured through the statistics of public exams, are consistently some way above both regional and national benchmarks and averages.

IB and GCSE Results 2017

The Year 11 pupils had much to celebrate on the release of their GCSE results.  Over 20% of all entries were graded at A* , 38% were graded either A* or A, and a 100% A* to C outcome across all pupils was achieved in no less than 12 separate subjects, including maths. 

The College's 'Value-Added' score demonstrated that on average almost +0.8 of a grade was added to every GCSE subject for ever pupil beyond their external prediction. This is highly statistically significant and indicates the large amount of progress that is made by pupils between the moment they arrive to the moment they sit their examinations.

The Headmaster, Charles Ellison, commented: "We are simply delighted by this year's tremendous results.  The foundations of academic success have been carefully built over many years and are very well-deserved.  As a genuinely mixed ability school, we are especially pleased by our continued capacity to bring about such a significant level of academic 'added value' which reflects our strong commitment to small class sizes, a broad curriculum, expert teaching and exposure to confidence-building opportunities outside of the classroom.  The year group is very well prepared to succeed within the rigorous IB Diploma course that awaits them."

The Upper Sixth students achieved some superb results after two industrious years of toil and commitment.  The average points score per student was 32.5, which is equivalent to two A*s and an A grade at A Level in terms of university entrance points.  This average score was well above the worldwide average of 29.9 and represents our second best ever during our 10 years history as an IB World School. 

Over 80% of leavers have entered their first choice university including within courses at the most competitive Russell Group institutions including Law at UCL, Business at King's College, PPE at York, Mechanical Engineering at Bath and Agriculture at Newcastle.

The Headmaster, Charles Ellison, commented: "We are delighted by the phenomenal academic success of our leavers this year, especially bearing in mind just how busy they have also been outside of the classroom in sport, music and drama.  Their outstanding results are testimony to their hard work, dedication and passion for learning, as well as the commitment of our experienced staff.  We are more sure than ever that the IB Diploma is the very best preparation for both university success and life beyond.  Our students have secured places at many of the most competitive Russell Group universities and will undertake a whole variety of courses ranging from Accountancy to Agriculture.  Every year we see an increased desire from the top universities for IB students who continually prove themselves to be high achieving undergraduates due in no small part to the academic rigour and breadth of the IB course."


The table below confirms our performance ranking as published by the Department for Education in January 2016. 

 A Levels and IB Diploma: Average Points Score per Pupil August 2015



Average points score per student 2015

Scarborough College


Bootham School


Queen Margaret’s School


St Peter’s School


Ampleforth College


Pocklington School


Ashville College


Lady Lumleys School


Scarborough Sixth Form College


Driffield School


Caedmon College


Sedbergh School


Fyling Hall School