The performance of East Riding schools at the end of key stage four has once again shown improvement.
GCSE results have risen again for the fifth successive year. Validated results indicate that 71 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A*-C GCSE grades ( a rise of 5 per cent) and 52 per cent achieved the government’s “gold standard” of five or more A*-C including English and mathematics, sustaining last year’s performance.
Five schools exceeded 80 per cent for five A*-C passes- The Snaith, Beverley Grammar, Beverley High, Wolfreton and South Hunsley. Seven schools did better than 60 per cent for the five A*-C with English and mathematics: Beverley Grammar School, Beverley High School, Driffield, The Snaith, South Hunsley, Woldgate College and Wolfreton.
Beverley High School exceeded their target 80% A* – C pass for GCSE results in 2009
Mike Furbank head of improvement and learning said: “We are tremendously proud that year after year young people continue to achieve even better GCSE or “level two” results in East Riding secondary schools in a wide range of qualifications. The results quoted above are underpinned by many individual stories of hard work and application as well as committed teaching and support.
“We are pleased that schools’ results continue to improve from our position as a high performing local authority. The performance in the gold standard of 5 or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics, shows that key numeracy and literacy skills continue to thrive alongside other subjects and that we have got the balance right in our secondary schools.
“We are proud of the work done by young people throughout the East Riding with the support of their carers and families. We greatly appreciate the hard work of Headteachers and school staff that has contributed to the significant improvements in learners’ results in our schools over the last few years. That they achieve this against a backdrop of poor funding for education is a testament to their determined commitment to their pupils’ achievement.
“We are not, however complacent and will continue to work closely with school to make sure that every child does their very best at all times. ”
Councillor Penny Peacock, portfolio holder for children, young people and schools, said: “These results come from thousands of individual successes and it is really pleasing to think of all the students who have been empowered to make the next step towards further and higher education or the world of work as a result of these really impressive results.”
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