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A level Exam Results Day

Press Release

Malton School A level Results 2008
Record results once again!

Yet another best ever year at A level. This year's performance represents another step on our ever-upward trend line in almost every measure used to summarise results.

Some headlines:

  • The number of grade A's achieved is once again our highest ever, with 42, exceeding last year's previous best by 4 grades, and this from a smaller year group. This represents 30% of the entries – almost one in 3 entries resulted in the top grade.
  • For the second year in a row the majority of results were at grades A or B 58% of entries resulted in one or other of these top grades, 5% up on last year's previous best.
  • At the top of the A grade performances was James Dalgleish, with five Grade A's.  Richard Calvert and Sarah Smith both achieved 4 A's and a B; Rebecca Davidson, Rebecca Simpson and Emma Marsden all achieved 4 grade A's, with Joshua Clarke and Lewis McIntyre both achieving grade A's in each of their three main subjects, plus passes at C and D in General Studies.
  • In terms of improvement since entry to Sixth Form, Ashley Clark (AAAB) and Matthew Pape’s (ABBB) performances were the best, both moving up 19 places in the year group over two years.
  • The average points score per student is similar to last year at 364 points, and we must remember that 364 last year put us in the top twenty comprehensive schools in the country in the national newspapers.
  • 22 students achieved an A in at least one subject

The pass rate is 98% - maintaining our strong record over many years of hardly any fails in any subject by any student.

Deputy Head, Steve Fearnley, commented:
“These are excellent results at A level this year, in all respects another best ever year. There are some truly outstanding performances, and a number which are due credit for perseverance and hard work - students have set themselves some very high goals and then worked hard to achieve them. 
It is good to see a significant number of students going on to study in medicine, natural science, engineering, architecture and other maths and science related degrees - reaffirming our value as a school with specialist science and maths status. 

I never underestimate the amount of staff time and effort behind these results.  I remain convinced it is the major reason for our continuing success. 

S Fearnley                                           14.8.08