Exam Results

According to the DFE website, there is no similar school within a 75 mile radius that is statistically performing better than Settle College.

Sustained Improvement in GCSE Results Recognised in the House of Commons

We had the honour of being one of 12 secondary schools in the north of the country who were asked to write an article for The Education Parliamentary Review.  This booklet was launched at a gala reception at the House of Commons on Friday 23rd September 2016 and sent to every secondary school in the country.

GCSE Results 2017

Many congratulations to the Year 11 students who have navigated turbulent changes to GCSE with determination, resilience and good humour.

With the introduction of a new grading system in English and Maths, result are incomparable with previous yeas.

2017 Headline News

  • Both males and females have exceeded national figures (England) in English Language at both standard and good pass level.
  • Both males and females have exceeded national figures (England) in Maths at both standard and good pass level.
  • Males exceeded the national 9-7 (A*-A) figure in both English Language and Maths.

2017 Key Achievements

To be updated following the release of national comparisons.

2016 Key Achievements

  • 5 A*-C including English and Maths: 73%. The comparable national figure for 2016 is 53%.
  • Attainment 8: 55 (Settle College 2015: 53, National 2016: 49). The average grade per student based on their best 8 qualifications was B-.
  • Progress 8: 0.56 (Settle College 2015: 0.50, National 2016: 0.00).
    This means that students perform at an average of over half a grade better per subject than those with a similar secondary school starting position. The DFE considers progress of +0.5 or better as “well above average” (the top classification category).
  • This score of 0.56 is better than the score of 87% of schools rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, and 98% of those rated “good”.
  • A*-C English (best of Language and Literature): 88%, National 2016: 74%.
  • A*-C English Language: 77% (Settle College 2015: 74%, National 2016: 68%)
  • A*-C Maths: 82% (Settle College 2015: 81%, National 2016: 68%)
  • ‘Basics’ (C+ in both English and Maths): 75% (Settle College 2015: 69%, National 2016: 58%)


  • 100% Education, Employment or Training


‘A’ Level Results 2017

29.4% of our A Level passes at the two highest grades of A* and A we comfortably outperform the national average of 26.3%, while our over all high grade attainment (A*-C) has at a mean of 81% over the last three years remained well in line with the national average of 77.4% for all schools. This year has seen students heading to Oxford to study Biochemistry, Leeds University to study Midwifery, Loughborough to study Product Design Engineering to name a few with 92% achieving their first offer, up 4% on last year with 36% attending a Russell Group University up 8% on last year.