Scalby School’s cohort of 2016 has achieved an impressive set of examination results. 64% of students achieved grades A*-C at GCSE in both English and mathematics, which is a 3% improvement on last year. In addition, 61% achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and mathematics, which was a 3% improvement on 2015.
Results across the subjects were also consistently strong and meant that over 95% of students gained at least 5 GCSEs, while over a third of the cohort achieved the rigorous EBacc measure of gaining A*-C grades in English, mathematics, science, a foreign language and either history or geography. This compares very favourably with last year’s national average of 28% of students achieving the EBacc. In addition, 21% of all grades achieved were at A* or A.
Most importantly, these results will enable the vast majority of students to access post 16 courses of their choice and provide a firm foundation upon which they can build their future. There were as usual, some excellent individual performances with 15 students receiving at least 10 A* or A grades, while Belle Wright, Annie Marshall and Alice Nisbet gained at least 9 A*s each.