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GCSE Exam Results Day

Press Release

Malton School GCSE Results 2008
Record results once again!

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

Deputy Head Stephen Fearnley commented:
“We are once again delighted with results this year – students have met or exceeded some of the very challenging targets we set them. 
Over a quarter of results are at grade A or A* standard – our A* count is 22 up on our previous best, and A and A* grades are up by 40 on our previous best.
One student gained 10 passes at A* level, an incredibly high achievement! 
Bucking the national trend, boys out performed girls at Malton this year.
Well done to all involved in making this another successful year, and best
wishes to them in the next stage of their education or training.”

Some headline summary facts and figures:

  • We are seeing stars this year: there are more A* grades and more A grades than ever before - 95 A* grades represents an increase of 22 on our previous best (in 2006), and 242 A or A* represents an increase of 41 on our previous best (again 2006).  This represents more than a quarter of all entries achieving this level – the first time we have passed this quota.
  • The percentage of 16 year old students achieving the level 2 threshold (formally the 5 A*-C aggregate) is 67%, the same as last year. 
  • The pass rate is 99%, with only 5 fails from a record 1011 entries. 
  • 69% of entries resulted in a pass at grades A*-C, just 1% below our previous best (last year).
  • 89% of students achieved a grade C pass in at least one subject, 99% achieved at least 1 GCSE pass, with 94% achieving 5 or more passes.   
  • Unusually boys performed better than girls, with 15% more boys than girls achieving the level 2 threshold. Fairly even at the top, though, with 6 of each in the top 12.
  • 6 students gained all grade A or A* results.  The best individual performance came from Tommy Leach with 10 A* and 2 A's; Jasmin Asquith achieved 8 A* and 3 A’s; Fiona Marsden and Matthew Wilson both achieved 8 A* and 2 A's, Amos Abrahams achieved 6 A* and 4 A's, and Lucy Shaw achieved 4 A* and 7 A's.  Rebecca Hill achieved 7 A*, 3 A's and a B. Sam Davies achieved 7 A*, 1 A and 2 B's, and Sam Harrison 6 A*, 4 A';s and a B