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A Level Exam Results Day

Press Release

Malton School A level Results 2001

Deputy Head Stephen Fearnley commented:
"Results day this year was very hectic, with results for two subjects not arriving on time and frantic telephone calls to find out the source of the problem, and with twice as many results arriving as both Year 12 and Year 13 awaited results. Thankfully all is just about resolved, and there are some excellent results once again at Malton School, a tribute to the hard work of students and staff. For those leaving us this year, we wish everyone well in their futures, and for those returning for A2 courses we hope they will be encouraged for their second year by some very promising AS results."

A level

  • The pass rate is, as it has been for the last nine years, above the national average at 91%. - making it the third year running that the pass level has been in excess of 90%
  • 19% of grades achieved were A grades - 2% higher than the national average.
  • Every student taking a standard A level course passed at least one subject, continuing our remarkably long run of being able to make this claim (eight years now)
  • Once again we mirror the national trend for girls to do better than boys - with girls achieving total points scores 2.2 points higher than the boys on average.
  • Best individual performances include Angela Bray AAAC, Romane Reeves AAAC, Jenny Hull AABB, Gillian Turner AABC, and Beverley Yard AABB.
  • The average points scored per student this year was 19.9 (with A's worth 10 points, B's 8 points etc.)

AS (Advanced Subsidiary)

Much has been said concerning these new exams this year, little of which has been complimentary.

The basic changes are that students have taken 4 subjects as the norm (in contrast to three in the past), and have taken external exams in June of their first year of advanced study, with valid national grades and certificates at the end of the year. They will then go on to study "A2" course - most will choose 3 out of the four they did - which will combine with the AS results to give them an A level qualification next year.

The change in courses and qualifications has meant that more students have stayed on for Advanced courses, and some have chosen courses as their fourth choice they would not have taken under past structures.

To some extent the students have been guinea pigs in an experiment, and many have felt under pressure with the work load. We are delighted that for so many the experiment seems to have been successful - there are some superb performances in the year group.

  • There were 27 grade A's, spread across 11 of the 14 subjects entered.
  • Best performances came from Emma Punchard and Michael Spencer (AAAA), Sam Clarke and Ben Wicks (AAAB).
  • 25 students passed 4 subjects. 30 students did not fail any exam they entered.
  • The pass rate is probably 88% (rules for who should be included and who is not are not yet clear - for example some students left the course before the exam).

GCSE Exam Results Day

Press Release

Malton School GCSE Results 19 August 2001

Malton School is pleased to report its best set of GCSE results on record, with some outstanding performances from individual students.

Deputy Head Stephen Fearnley commented: "We are absolutely delighted with these results - using almost any measure we care to take, they are the best we have ever had. The pass rate is up, the number of starred A's and A's is up (one fifth of the entries resulted in a grade A or A*), the percentage getting 5 or more A*-C - everything is up. Well done to staff and students, whose hard work has produced these excellent results."

Some headline summary facts and figures:

  • Individual successes include four students with all A's: Louise Taylor (7 A*, 2 A), Natalie Miller (6 A*, 4 A), Donna Monkman (4 A*, 6 A), Adam Turner (5 A*, 4 A)
  • There were more starred A grades than in any other year - at 58 this is 12 more than our previous best in 1998.
  • For the second year running, 100% of students achieved GCSE pass grades. In fact 97% achieved 5 or more passes. 99.5% of entries resulted in a pass grade.
  • The percentage of students on roll gaining 5 or more grades at A*-C was 64%
  • The average points score per student has risen to 44.3; our previous best was 41.5 in 1999. This exceeds our published target of 43 points.
  • There were two subjects entered at GCSE for the first time this year, Information Technology and Physical Education. Between them they produced 41 passes, 34 of them at grade C or better, 11 grade A's and two A*. PE deserves particular credit in adding a 10th GCSE to students' achievements, being taught in the short course time (supported by PE/Games).
  • Girls outperformed boys once again, though the difference is less than that last year.