North Yorkshire schools and colleges have achieved results well above national averages at both GCSE and A-level.
But in Yorkshire as a whole, 32 schools are falling short of minimum GCSE floor targets, and 22 of these are academies. The minimum target for schools is to have 40 per cent of pupils achieving five good GCSEs, including English and maths, and to ensure pupils match the national average level of progress in these two subjects.
National school performance tables just published show that at GCSE 62.4% per cent of pupils achieved 5 A*-C results including English and Maths, more than five percentage points above the national average. North Yorkshire is again ranked in the top 20% of authorities for this key measure of secondary school attainment.
Outcomes for disadvantaged pupils have increased by almost 4 percentage points as the result of a county-wide focus on raising their achievement. Schools in North Yorkshire have been focusing on closing the disadvantaged gap, which has narrowed by nearly 3% this year. These improvements in county results for disadvantaged pupils compare favourably with more limited change nationally.
At A level North Yorkshire students again performed well above national averages in all academic and vocational measures. Nearly 20% per cent of North Yorkshire students gained at least three A levels or equivalent, at AAB grades which are needed for entry to many prestigious universities. This compares favourably with the national figure of 15.9%.
County Councillor Arthur Barker, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Schools, said: “These tables show that compared to the national picture, our schools continue to perform extremely well.
“The local authority is ambitious for its schools and is working with them to ensure that each and every one of North Yorkshire’s children and young people can attend a good or outstanding school and increasing numbers of our schools are now achieving this category.”
In the table below, the first figure relates to percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C (inc English and Maths), and the second figure is the school's ranking in its local authority based on the first figure.
Caedmon 63 27
Filey 42 45
Fylinghall 53 40
George Pindar 42 44
Graham 36 47
Lady Lumley's 55 38
Malton 62 28
Norton College 64 22
Ryedale School 76 10
St Augustine's 61 30
Scalby 58 33