Provisional figures published by the Department for Education show that North Yorkshire’s schools have once again shown strong achievement in GCSE and A-level examination results.
North Yorkshire results this year for the percentage of pupils attaining 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and mathematics place the county in the top 20 per cent of 150 local education authorities nationally, maintaining the position from 2014. Maths results at GCSE place the authority top in the region.
The county is also among the top 10 per cent of authorities for results in A-levels and their equivalent, ranked at 10th nationally for average points per student. The high outcomes at post-16 also enable more North Yorkshire students than nationally to achieve the high A level grades typically required for entry to the most prestigious universities.
North Yorkshire’s GCSE pass rate in Maths has increased and is 6 percentage points above national figures. These maths results place the authority top in the region. English A*-C results have also increased and are 3 per cent above national. The percentage of students making expected progress in both mathematics and English has increased, and progress in maths is 5 percentage points above the national average.
County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s executive member for schools said:
Our young people and school staff work extremely hard to reach these very high standards and we must congratulate everybody on their GCSE and A-level results.
These results are a testament to the very strong teaching in North Yorkshire schools, the partnership between schools, teaching school alliances and the local authority as well as the strong partnership with parents and families.
We also recognise North Yorkshire’s commitment to ensuring that all students can meet their full potential and that our schools continue to offer excellence and a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum.