GCSEs: Scarborough College says a third of its grades were equivalent to A* level

Scarborough College is celebrating outstanding GCSE results, consistent with previous years, and record numbers for Year 12 entering the IB Diploma Programme.

Thursday, 20th August 2020, 3:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th August 2020, 3:04 pm
Delight at Scarborough College

Almost one third of all grades awarded are 8s and 9s (equivalent to A*).

As in previous years, 12 subjects achieved 100% 4-9, including all three separate sciences, English literature, the arts and all three languages.

The Maths and English departments are once again celebrating excellent results. In the STEM subjects, pupils excelled, with Value Added being over a grade and a half in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Headmaster Guy Emmett said: “In years to come, the 2020 cohort will be forever remembered, not only as pupils who achieved impressive results, but also as pupils who showed great character, resilience and positivity in a time when we have all been challenged by circumstances beyond our control.

"Some of these pupils have been with us since age three and today is a celebration of their hard work over many years.

"Some pupils have achieved straight 8s and 9s but, equally, we commend the pupils who have shown themselves to be true all-rounders by earning impressive grades in a wide variety of academic subjects.”

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