Scalby School’s 2019 GCSE results are once again characterised by high levels of achievement. Provisional analysis shows that, for the fourth year in a row, Scalby School students made significantly better progress than their peers did nationally. Results in English, Maths and Science are above the national averages at Grade 4 and Grade 5, with 36% of students achieving a Grade 7 or better in English, 28% achieving Grade 7 or better in Maths and 21% achieving Grade 7 or better in two sciences.
Headteacher Michael McCluskie said, “I am incredibly proud of the achievement of our Class of 2019. This year’s results are particularly pleasing because of the high number of students who achieved Grade 8 and 9 across a number of subjects.
A special mention goes to William McEwan-Benatar, Chloe Nicholson, Josie Kerr and Scarlett Rowell, who obtained eight Grade 9s. This is a remarkable achievement given the challenge of the reformed GCSE examinations. However, I am delighted for all of our students.
None of these fantastic results would have been possible were it not for the professionalism and dedication of our teachers and learning support teams. I also thank the parents and carers of our Year 11 students for the encouragement they have given their children in their studies and for their co-operation with the school, all of which contributed to these excellent outcomes.
These results mean that our students leave us now being able to access a wide range of post-16 courses at college and they have the skills and knowledge valued by employers.”
The school’s success in the GCSE results follows its positive Ofsted inspection in February this year. With a similar Progress 8 score to 2018, which put the school in the top 20% of schools nationally, the school is delighted that the high quality of education on offer has been doubly validated at a national level.