Record Breaking GCSE Results
Selby High School Sets More New Records
The percentage for students achieving five or more A*-C GCSE grades (including English and mathematics) has broken through the 70 per cent barrier, for the first time in the school’s illustrious history!!
71 per cent of students achieved the Government’s bench mark of at least 5 A*-C grades including English and mathematics, with an unprecedented number securing top grades. Furthermore, 86% of students secured five or more A*-C grades. These new records represent a five and four per cent increase with respect to those achieved in 2012.
Paul Eckersley, Headteacher said,
“I am delighted to report that, once again, it’s been another record breaking year for the school. To achieve the highest results in the school’s history in what has been another turbulent year for GCSE grades across the country is both a fabulous and spectacular achievement.
This year’s results also showed an overall pass rate of 99.57 per cent with 82%, 76% and 82% of students respectively passed the core subjects of mathematics, English and science with a minimum of a grade ‘C’. It has also to be remembered, that these results have been achieved with a cohort of 233 students; dealing with large numbers of students to effect this level of success requires special qualities.
I would like to pass on my congratulations to all of our students and wish each and every one of them all the very best in their future undertakings. Their results are a testimony to their hard work and dedication, together with that of my staff, whom I can’t speak too highly of and the support of parents, guardians and carers.”
Students who achieved tremendous individual results were:
Benjamin Steward 11.5 A* & 4 A grades
Charlotte Rawlinson 10.5 A* & 4 A grades
Sophie Embling 8 A* & 5 A grades
Aleisha Hogan 7 A* & 4 A grades
Jordan Marshall 6 A* & 3 A grades
Sam Harrison 6 A* & 6 A grades
Farrell Tang 6 A* & 3 A grades
Corrin Hall 5 A* & 8 A grades
Katie Morris 5 A* & 6 A grades
Luke Stead 4 A* & 5 A grades
Alice Polkinghorne 3 A* & 6 A grades
Lucy Crawford 2 A* & 6 A grades
Hannah Langhan 1 A* & 10.5 A grades
Moreover, Sophie Embling, Alice Polkinghorne and Jordan Marshall are not only celebrating fabulous GCSE results, but the fact that they did not have a single day off in the five years they were at Selby High School.
In addition to securing super GCSE results, Joe Raddings and Harvey Rodgers have been offered the amazing opportunity of undertaking their ‘A’ Level studies whilst joining the professional ranks of Leeds Rhinos and Hull City AFC at the two respective academies.