New league tables have revealed how Ryedale’s four secondary schools are performing.
The latest figures rank schools on GCSE and A-Level success, pupil development and other wide-ranging criteria.
Of Ryedale School’s 119 pupils, 73 per cent earned five A* to C GCSEs or equivalent including English and maths in 2012 – ranking it 19th among all schools, including private schools, in North Yorkshire.
A total of 35 per cent of pupils earned the English Baccalaureate, one of the newer measures to a school’s success which looks at those students who have earned a Grade C or above in English, mathematics, history or geography, the sciences and a language.
The results bring a curtain down on one of the best ever years for the school in Nawton, near Helmsley, which was rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted Inspectors.
Meanwhile, Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering ranks 36th among schools in North Yorkshire after 61 per cent of pupils had five A* to C GCSEs or equivalent with maths and English included. At Norton College, that figure was 57 per cent earning it 40th spot in the league table while 48th-ranked Malton School had 52 per cent of its pupils earn the five A* to C GCSEs.
In the English Baccalaureate measure, 27 per cent of students at Lady Lumley’s School earned the distinction with both Malton School and Norton College seeing 17 per cent of their 2012 GCSE pupils hitting the mark.
Bottom of the league in North Yorkshire was Raincliffe School in Scarborough, which is part of a federation with Graham School, and had 31 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C successes, which means at 54th in the county.
In A-Levels, Malton School topped the league among non-selective state sixth forms in North Yorkshire and is the only such school to have a total points score per student over 900 with 901.4.
Ranking 10th among all schools, pupils scored 206.8 points per exam entry in 2012 including other equivalent qualifications.
Pupils at Lady Lumley’s earned an average total points score of 820.7 and 202.4 per exam entry to finish 19th in the league table. Meanwhile, Norton College’s fledgling sixth form continues to grow with 726 total points per student and 217.5 points per exam entry – good enough to place the school 28th in North Yorkshire.
Rob Cook, head of sixth form at Malton School, said: “Our success is built on the hard work of everybody involved in the school, not least the students most of whom have now gone on to some of the best universities in the country.
However the most important way in which we help our students is by ensuring that we get the right students on the right courses.
“Our recent Taster Day was a good example and proved to be an excellent way to help students make their choices about A-level subjects. It is not only important for their A-level study but also their future career paths whether that is university, college or employment.”
Nearly 100 students from across Ryedale attended the recent Sixth Form Taster Day at Malton School earlier this month with Year 11 pupils invited to experience a range of A-Level lessons with current sixth formers taking on the role of student ambassadors to lead tours and share their experiences with the next generation of post-GCSE students.