Huntcliff School in Saltburn celebrates continuing success in the English Baccalaureate, achieving the highest outcome for this measure within Redcar and Cleveland. 29% of Huntcliff’s students achieved, and this credible outcome is a reflection of the school’s academic curriculum and success with Humanities and MFL subjects particularly.
This year’s GCSE results saw the first cohort receiving a combination of number and letter grades as part of a numerical grading system being phased in nationally, starting with English language or literature and maths. These new qualifications are in their first year, with more challenging content and different assessment systems. 58% of students attained Grade 4 and above in both English and Maths, which is the standard for a Level 2 qualification and supports progression to post-16 study.
The government’s main performance measurement, Progress 8, which compares a student’s result to the achievement of others across the country with the same Key Stage 2 result, will be published in due course in October.
“We are really pleased with the success of our hard working students”, commented Head of School, Catherine Juckes. “We are particularly pleased with the number of students achieving the highest grades, with 40% of entries at Grades 5+/A*- B.
Special mention goes to Sam Crow, who achieved straight grades A/A* and 8/9. We are delighted that there were students achieving the highest and most challenging Grade 9 in English language, literature and maths, and we are thrilled that our students now have choices open to them to pursue education and training.”