Scarborough College students’ GCSE success

GCSE results,Scarborough College pupils Daniel Sellars and Ellie Hamp jump for joy. Picture Richard Ponter 123413c
GCSE results,Scarborough College pupils Daniel Sellars and Ellie Hamp jump for joy. Picture Richard Ponter 123413c

Students from Scarborough College also enjoyed a good cop of GCSE results when the were announced today.

James Scott, from Hackness Drive, was celebrating after his hard work paid off with three A grades and seven A* results.

GCSE results,star Scarborough College pupil James Scott..Picture Richard Ponter 123413d

GCSE results,star Scarborough College pupil James Scott..Picture Richard Ponter 123413d

He said he was delighted with his results which were better than he expected. He said: “Especially English – I didn’t expect to do as well because I was expecting a B.”

James said he got an A* in English Literature and an A in English Language.

He said he was planning to eventually study medicine after completing the International Baccalaureate – an equivalent to A Levels. He added: “I think it will give me more opportunity to get into university – it is broader and makes you a more rounded student. I want to able to get a job that actually makes a difference to people.”

A total of 84 per cent of students gained five grades of A* to C – with 60 per cent of the grades at A* to B.

Head teacher Isobel Nixon said: “20 per cent of the college’s students are international who are studying academic subjects in their second language so they have done very well.

“The college is very proud of its broad ability range and these results demonstrate what can be achieved in academic subjects through high expectations and good teaching.

“We are also pleased to see that our boys have performed well – bucking the national trend. This year seven of our best performers were boys including James Scott who gained an impressive clean sweep of A* and A grades.”

The college curriculum is academic and all students follow the IGCSE Maths course along with three separate sciences and a modern language. Mrs Nixon said: “Therefore, the college was particularly delighted that 94 per cent of its students passed maths, three sciences and at least one modern foreign language. Artistic flair was also very much in evidence with 81 per cent of the GCSE Art grades at A* or A.

Individual results:

G Astin 10 (10); J Astin 10 (10); A Avinash 10 (10); N Bentley 10 (10); M Chan 11 (10); E Cheung 11 (10); B Choksakulnimit 9 (6); H Clarke 6 (1); B Cole 10 (10); R Connelly 4 (3); L Courtland 10 (10); C Falkingham 10 (8); D Fowler 10 (7); J Gebbie 10 (10); E Hamp 10 (10) ; M Hogg 10 (10); J Jarvis 10 (10) ; N Johnson 10(10); A Lam 11(10); H Langton 9 (6); L Macmillan 10 (8); T Milnes 8 (4); A Napa 10 (10); S Nesfield 8 (8) ; T Nolte 10 (9); B Normandale 10 (10); J Porter 10 (10) ; C Proctor 10 (10); L Reuther 9 (9); T Rintoul 10 (9); N Rudolph 9 (4); S Sanderson 9 (7); D Sellars 8 (7); J Scott 10 (10); G Tyson 5 (2); E Willby 9 (4); J Wong 12 (10).