Results out for town’s secondary schools

St Augustines pupils Olivia Carlyon,Alaa Ahmed,Christian Benson and Freya Carlyon celebrating their GCSE results last summer. Picture by Richard Ponter 123413f
St Augustines pupils Olivia Carlyon,Alaa Ahmed,Christian Benson and Freya Carlyon celebrating their GCSE results last summer. Picture by Richard Ponter 123413f

New league tables have revealed how Scarborough’s six secondary schools are performing.

The latest figures rank schools on GCSE success and pupil development.

St Augustine’s School and Scalby School recorded the highest number of students gaining five or more A* to C grades in GCSE or equivalent qualifications in 2012, including English and maths, with 68 per cent and 69 per cent of pupils achieving the feat respectively.

The scores mean they rank 24th and 25th in North Yorkshire according to the proportion of pupils getting five Cs at GCSE or equivalent including English and maths.

George Pindar Community Sports College had 59 per cent of students reach the mark, putting it at 37th place, with Graham School seeing 57 per cent of pupils hit the target, ranking it 41st in the county.

Scarborough College results dropped by 16 per cent this year, with 51 per cent of pupils achieving the benchmark, putting it at 50th place.

While Raincliffe School, which is part of a federation with Graham School, had 31 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C successes, which means at 54th it ranks last in the county.

The minimum standard expected by Ministers is 40 per cent.

Filey School saw 44 per cent hit the mark, putting it at 51st in North Yorkshire.

The schools fared well in the Value Added category of the statistics, which measures the degree to which pupils are helped to progress in their education from starting secondary school.

Scalby School again impressed after recording an average score of 1033.4 in the figures, with the national average standing at 1,000.

Scarborough’s other secondary schools followed closely behind, with George Pindar Community Sports College achieving 997.4 and Raincliffe School hitting 990.9.

St Augustine’s School recorded a result of 990,2 with Graham School on 984.5 and Filey School on 974.1. Scarborough College was not assessed on the category.

See next week’s Scarborough News for a full report and analysis.