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GCSE Exam Results Day

Press Release

Malton School GCSE Results 2006
Record results once again!

Malton School Year 11 students have broken a number of records this week as their GCSE results have been announced, the best ever in many of the standard measures.

Some headline summary facts and figures:

  • There are more A* grades (73) and more A grades (128) than in any previous year.
  • The average points score per student is once again our highest ever, at 50.1, reflecting some superb performances across the board by a number of very able students.
  • The percentage of 16 year old students gaining 5 or more grades at A*-C is 61%, up on last year, and our second best ever (we achieved 68% in 2003).
  • The pass rate is 99.5%, with only 3 fails from 880 entries.
  • 66% of entries resulted in a pass at grades A*-C, which equals our best ever (in 2003).
  • Girls performed better than boys. 11% more girls than boys gained 5 A%-C passes, and the top 5 performers were all girls.
  • There were 22 students who gained an A* in at least one subject, and 17 out of the 20 subjects entered had an A* success – all record numbers.
  • Four students gained all grade A or A* results. The best individual performance came from Head Girl Emma Marsden with a staggering 11 A* results – that is the top grade in every GCSE subject she entered. Another best ever performance. Louise Watson gained 8 A*s and 2 A's, Rebecca Davidson and Rebecca Simpson both gained 7 A*s and 4 A's. Rosie Spencer gained 5 A* and 4 A's, and the best performance in the boys came from Thomas Wilson with 5 A* and 4 A's.
  • As a school with Specialist Science Status, we are delighted with the Science department once again on the star-gazing, with a record breaking 26 A* successes, with a further 24 A’s.

Deputy Head Steve Fearnley comments:

We are once again seeing stars this year, with more A* results and more A grades than ever before. The average number of points scored per student is our best ever, and all students in the year group have gained at least 4 GCSE passes. Last year one student gained 10 passes at A* level for the first time. This year one girl has gone one better, with 11 A* passes! An incredibly high achievement! Well done to all involved in making this another successful year.