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North Yorkshire is top of the tree at GCSE


Oct 5, 2017 #education

North Yorkshire has been ranked first in Yorkshire and the Humber and in the top 15 per cent of authorities nationally for GCSE results, including new grading for English and maths.

Provisional figures published today by the Department for Education show that the county is top of Yorkshire and the Humber and in the top 15 per cent of authorities whose schools have performed strongly across a range of attainment measures.

Under new gradings for English language and literature and in Maths, where 9 is equivalent to A* and above and 1 is the lowest score, nearly 50 per cent of North Yorkshire’s pupils gained a strong 9-5 pass compared to 40 per cent for Yorkshire and the Humber and 42 per cent nationally.

Over 70 per cent of the county’s students attained a standard 9-4 pass in English and Maths compared to 61 per cent in Yorkshire and the Humber and 63.5 per cent nationally.

North Yorkshire also came first in the region in the new Attainment 8 and progress 8 measures – which include GCSE scores and progress scores from across the curriculum, including English and maths

“This is an outstanding set of results for North Yorkshire” said County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools, “and they are testament to the hard work and commitment of our young people and their teachers.  This success reflects the very strong teaching in North Yorkshire schools, the partnership between schools, the county council, teaching school alliances and the diocese as well as the strong partnership with parents and families.

“These results reflect North Yorkshire’s determination that all students can meet their full potential and that our schools continue to offer excellence and a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum.”

By Emily