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GCSE Exam Results Day

Press Release, August 2009

Malton School GCSE Results best ever!

The Year 11 group at Malton have performed very well at Malton School this year, producing our best ever results. There were lots of smiling faces as results were collected in school this morning, as students begin to plan their next moves, mainly into further education and training.

Comment from Deputy Head, Steve Fearnley.

“We are delighted to see our results pushing forward once again.  It has been particularly pleasing this year to see a number of students responding to interventions designed to secure success, and the hard work on their part and on that of their teachers has paid off.  We look forward to seeing record numbers returning to Sixth Form for further study, in what will be our largest ever sixth form entry, and others going on to courses at our partner schools in the Ryedale Sixth Form partnership.  Of course we wish all our students well in their futures, whatever the next step in their careers.”

Some headlines:
  • The percentage of students achieving the level 2 threshold (formally the 5 A*-C aggregate) is 71%, the first time we have passed the 70% mark. 
  • 73% of entries resulted in a pass at grades A*-C, again beating our previous best, which was 70% in 2007.
  • 90% of students achieved a grade C pass in at least one subject, again the best ever percentage, and one which we always feel shows what our students are capable of when their aptitude and interest matches a course they follow.
  • Once again boys performed better than girls, in contrast to the national pattern, with 4% more boys than girls achieving the level 2 threshold. However, 7 of the top 10 were girls, so perhaps honours are even between the sexes!
  • 4 students gained all grade A or A* results in every exam they entered.  The best individual performance came from Peter Grayson with 7 A* and 5 A’s, Amy Szuman with 5 A* and 7 A’s; Charlotte Green achieved 5 A* and 5 A’s; Madelaine Pitkin and Ellen Bentley both scored 4 A* and 5 A’s, George Harrison 3 A* and 4 A’s, and Josephine Smith had all A or A’s, with 1 A* and 8 A’s.
  • On vocational courses, which students attended as part of the Ryedale partnership provision which allows us to broaden our curriculum, 7 students achieved distinctions (equivalent to 2A* and 2A grades): Jake Holliday, Rosie Bulmer, Luke Jagger, Lee Scott, Sally Darley, Simon Reeves, and Elliot Lofthouse.