After the success of last week’s A Level results Settle College was delighted with another set of excellent GCSE results. A number of students achieved the top grades of A* and A across all their subjects. Maths, in the top 7% of schools nationally for value added in 2014, achieved the best results ever with 81% of students achieving an A*-C grade, which is significantly above the national average. Performance in English GCSE was also strong. Overall, 67% of students achieved 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English and Maths.
Once again the progress that students have made between Years 7 and 11 should put Settle College easily in the top ranking schools nationally for the second year in a row, having been placed in the top 8% last year. Boys did particularly well with the gaps between the performance of boys and girls reducing significantly, with 70% of boys achieving grades A*-C in English GCSE, compared to 58% nationally, and more than 1 in 5 boys achieving the top grades of A*/A in Maths.
Well over half of students in Year 11 studied a Language with the average grade in Spanish being an A, and the average grade in French being a B.
Students in Year 9 and 10 also received results for some of their GCSE subjects. In GCSE Religious Education 70% of students achieved the top grade of A*/A and in GCSE Media 45% of grades were A*-B.
Principal Michele Costello said, ‘Once again we are so proud of the students who received their GCSE results today. These results reflect the high standards of learning and teaching at Settle College and the hard work and dedication of staff, students and their families. Many young people at Settle College are successful because they are not afraid to challenge themselves, showing resilience, determination and confidence. We are delighted that many of our students will continue their studies into the Sixth Form but we also wish those students going onto college courses and apprenticeships every success for a very exciting future.’