GCSE Results Day 2023

For a second week, Settle College has had a really positive reception from students picking up their results, this time in their GCSEs and other vocational qualifications. Compared to the average attainment from the published results in 2022, students in this year 11 cohort have achieved over half a grade higher across their best eight qualifications.  This goes against the national picture of a decrease in the overall attainment following the years without public exams.  Over half of the year 11 cohort completed the EBacc (English Baccalaureate), by completing both a language and a humanity GCSE, showing aspiration across the school.

Students have eagerly awaited the outcomes from the summer; collecting their results today included Jais Joe, who achieved five grade 8’s and five grade 9’s and was very happy with how it all went. Jais is continuing to study at Settle College, taking A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths with the intention of going on to study Medicine. Sam Fillingham, who has worked extremely hard throughout his education, was relieved at how his hard work has paid off, achieving nine GCSEs despite having long covid, including five at a grade 8. Sam will also continue to study at Settle College. Izzy Walker, whilst signing up for PE, Psychology and Business at Settle College Sixth Form, said she was very happy with her achievements. Tilly Leadbeater was simply stunned by her outcomes, and grateful for the support she has received. Tilly is happy to be coming back to Settle in September to study for her A levels. Other notable achievements were from Saul Jackson, going on to study Creative Graphic Design at Lancaster and Morecambe College; whilst receiving his results Saul was accompanied by his parents who were visibly proud of his achievements. Alice Astin O’Hara having secured her grades with an 8 in Art is heading to Craven College to study Art.  

As part of the “stage not age” curriculum arrangement at Settle College, year 10 students also received three GCSEs this year, with a sixth of the year group achieving grade 6 – 9 in their three options.

Gareth Whitaker, the college’s headteacher said: “It has been a great morning of celebration as students have picked up their results, signing up to courses at the College or heading off to sign up at other colleges. It is always such a pleasure to welcome students in on results day and catch up with parents, grandparents, and others from within our community, sharing this level of celebration with the students”.

For students looking to go onto study A levels at the College, enrolment began straight after the students collected their results. Anyone interested in studying at Settle College Sixth Form is welcome to get in touch with our Head of Sixth Form, Mr Tom Bayram on t.bayram@settlecollege.n-yorks.sch.uk