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A Level Exam Results Day

Press Release

Malton School A level Results 2004
Best on record!

By all the usual aggregate measures these results represent the best on record for Malton School.

Some headlines:

  • The pass rate is once again the highest ever - in excess of 90% for the sixth year running.  It is actually 99.2% - there was only one fail in major subjects (excluding General Studies). 
  • The number of grade A's achieved is once again our highest ever, with 29 (the previous best was 28 last year, but from a larger entry). This represents 23% of the entries – our previous best percentage was 20% in 1999.
  • 46% of entries resulted in an A or B grade – 5% better than last year’s high. 70% resulted in A, B or C.
  • The average points scored per student this year is our best ever, at 25.1. We managed 23.5 last year, and 23.2 the previous year. 12 years ago (as far back as detailed records go) it was 12.7 – so we have almost doubled it.

The star individual performances come from David Smith (AAAA plus B in General Studies, and A in AS Physics last year), Anna Pietrowski (AAAB plus A in GS), Lauren Horsley (AAA plus B in GS and A in AS Physics last year). Jessica Leonard scored AAA plus a B in GS, Sophie McGinty AAA plus C in GS, Ian Clarke AAA plus C in GS, and Joe Seed AAB plus A in GS

GCSE Exam Results Day

Press Release

Malton School GCSE Results 19 August 2004

Results this year form part of a pattern of upward improvement over recent years, though they do not match the high we achieved last year.

Deputy Head Steve Fearnley commented:

We seem to fluctuate between exceptional highs and moderate improvement at Malton in alternate years.  Although we are pleased with the general upward trend, it would be nice to even out the fluctuation.  As always there are some superb results, and we would like to say well done to staff and students who have realised their targets.  We will be reflecting on this performance and working hard to ensure current Year 11 students achieve their targets.

Some headline summary facts and figures:

  • All students in the year group achieved at least four GCSE passes, with 99% managing at least five passes.
  • The average points score per student is our second highest ever, at 45.3, second only to last year’s exceptional performance.
  • The percentage of 16 year old students gaining 5 or more grades at A*-C was 57%, which compares with 56% in 2002, 53% in 2000, but 68% in 2003 and 61% in 2001.
  • We return to the national trend of girls outperforming boys, (last year was an exception to this trend). Girls scored 0.5 points more than boys on average, and 67% passed 5 or more at A*-C, compared with 50% of boys. However, 8 out of the top ten students were boys.
  • Individual successes include Martin Mills(5 A*, 3A and 2B), Peter Clarke (3 A*, 5 A and 2 B), Emma Smith(3 A*, 5 A and 1 B). and Nicholas Morgan (2 A*, 7 A and 1 B).
  • 9 students achieved an A* in at least one subject.
  • Well done to the Science department, who did a little star-gazing, with 16 starred A results this year, equalling their previous best. A promising lead up to our new specialist Science college status from September 2004.
  • The first year of entry for Citizenship (short course) appears to have been successful, with 71% of the year group gaining an A-C pass in the new Citizenship exam.