Exam Results

According to the DFE website, there is no better performing similar school that is within a 75 mile radius of Settle College.  We are placed 4th out of 55 similar schools nationwide.

The DFE league table information for Settle College can be found by following this link:

GCSE Results 2018

The 2018 Performance Tables for Settle College show a dip in results. This is largely explained by us following an innovative ‘stage not age’ curriculum. When the Department for Education (DFE) announced that some of the GCSE qualifications our students undertake, would not count in the Performance Tables in 2018 only, we had no hesitation in adopting a ‘moral compass approach’ of doing what is best for our students, regardless of Performance Table position.

It is important to note that in 2018, all qualifications taken are valid GCSE qualifications, which counted for the students, just not the school.

Our ‘stage not age curriculum’, whereby students complete GCSEs in both years 10 and 11, was introduced to ensure that, as a small school, we can offer a breadth of GCSEs. In 2015 Ofsted described our curriculum as: ‘aspirational and inclusive’ and our approach has been widely acclaimed. Most of all, it works for our students, hence why we were prepared to continue with it and take a dip in the 2018 Performance Tables, (but not for outcomes for the students themselves). Current Year 11 students are in a position whereby all their qualifications will count for both themselves and the school. Their projected results look strong and on a par with our 2017 and 2016 figures.

Headline figures (provisional for 2018), are outlined below:

 Measure  2018  2017  2016  National
 Progress 8  0.15  0.48  0.55  0
 Attainment 8 46  50  55 44
 ‘Strong Basics’ (English & maths 5+)  34% 45% N/A 40%
 EBacc (average points) 3.83 N/A N/A 3.83
 Average Number of qualifications:
 – Counting in the Performance Tables  9.3 10.9 10.7 N/A
 – Undertaken by students 10.8 10.9 10.7 N/A

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.


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‘A’ Level Results 2018

Year 13 students from Settle College were celebrating on Thursday on receiving their A Level results.
Nathan Jeffs, who achieved A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths, secured his place at the University of Cambridge. “I am really pleased with my results and would like to extend my thanks to all the teachers here who went above and beyond to help me,” Nathan said, “The last six years have been some of my best and I am so glad to be coming away with this university place secured.”

There were others who were equally proud of their results, with 55% of the cohort achieving the top grades of A*, A and B. Most importantly, the majority of students secured their first choice University places.
James King, who achieved A Levels in History and Maths, was delighted with his results and said, “I am very happy with my results and look forward to beginning my Apprenticeship with Hanson in September. The continuous support from Settle College has given me this opportunity.”

Isobel Clements was ecstatic, “I got 3 A’s and I passed Chemistry! I am so happy! I am going to study at the University of Brighton to study Environmental Science. I am so very, very grateful to all the staff who have supported me throughout, it means so much and I will be definitely stay in contact”

There was a 100% pass rate in almost all subjects, with many areas performing exceptionally well.
Executive Headteacher, Andrew Taylor, said, “We are delighted with the achievement of our A Level students across the board. Given the significant changes to many A Level subjects recently, a very high standard has been maintained with some outstanding individual achievements. Some students have overcome significant personal circumstances to gain these grades and they should be especially proud. Even those who have not quite achieved what they hoped for have demonstrated resilience and dedication in order to pursue their chosen career or area of study. We wish them all well as they embark upon their University life or apprenticeships.”

Enrolment for Settle College Sixth form will take place on Thursday 23rd August from 10.00am. For further information please contact Mr Simon Murphy, Head of Sixth form (s.murphy@settlecollege.n-yorks.sch.uk)