Local Schools Hold Their Own Against National Drop In GCSE Results

Local Schools Hold Their Own Against National Drop In GCSE Results

Many schools in the East Riding are celebrating improved GCSE results, despite national changes, which have seen a drop in results across the country.

Indications are that 60 per cent of students in East Riding schools, and academies attained the gold standard of five or more A* to C grades, including English and mathematics, this year.

Many East Riding schools are reporting significantly improved progress measures, which are used by Ofsted as the main measure to judge achievement, and a number are celebrating improvements in their top grades, despite the national dip.

Bridlington School, Beverley Grammar School, Hessle High Academy, School, The Market Weighton School and Woldgate College are among those celebrating improved results.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is equally pleased that most other East Riding schools have maintained and consolidated their good outcomes this year, improving their progress measures in English and mathematics at the same time.
The results for students achieving the gold standard mark are in the table below:

  • Beverley Grammar School 74
  • 70
  • Bridlington School 54
  • Cottingham High School 57
  • Driffield School 53
  • Goole High School 
  • Headlands School 50
  • Hessle High School 63
  • Hornsea School 55
  • Howden School 64
  • and Performing Arts College 62
  • South Holderness Technology College 54
  • South Hunsley School 
  • The Market Weighton School 66
  • The Snaith School 66
  • Withernsea High School 42
  • Woldgate College 67
  • Wolfreton School 62

Kevin Hall, the council’s director of children, families and schools, said:

“We are tremendously proud that year after year young people continue to achieve even better GCSE results in East Riding secondary schools in a wide range of qualifications.

“These impressive results are underpinned by many outstanding stories of hard work and application as well as committed teaching and support. We look forward to improving Ofsted inspection outcomes for East Riding schools building on the foundation of this year’s improved outcomes.

“We are delighted in the improvement: these results affirm our position as a local authority that aspires for and gets the best for our young people.

“The performance in the gold standard of five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths, 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 head teachers, teaching and support staff that has contributed to these results.

“That young people achieve this improvement against a backdrop of the very low level of funding for East Riding schools from the Department for Education is a testament to their commitment to pupils’ achievement and success.

Cllr Julie Abraham, said,

“We are delighted with the improvement that many East Riding schools have brought about this year: this is down to the hard work of young people, and their families supported by dedicated school staff.”

“The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to improving East Riding Schools until we have some of the best in the country. This year’s GCSE results are a pleasing move in the right direction.”

“Together with improving A-level results last week, they show that young people in East Riding schools are achieving the success they deserve and going onto employment, education and training of their choice. This is confirmed by the above national average destination data for school and college leavers at 16 and 18 in the East Riding.”

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