School league tables: Hartlepool pupils celebrate top results

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A town school is celebrating being top of the class.

The GSCE and A level Performance Tables, revealed today, show The English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College had Hartlepool’s best results.

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KEY TO TABLES

A level

A - average point score per pupil.

B - percentage of students gaining at least 3 A*-E A-levels.

C - Value added score.

GCSE

A - Total number of pupils at Key Stage 4.

B - Percentage of disadvantaged pupils.

C - Percentage of pupils gaining 5+ A*-C GCSEs including maths and English.

D - Percentage of pupils gaining the English Baccalaureate.

E - Percentage of pupils gaining 5+ A*-C in any subject.

Darren Stewart, deputy headteacher at the Catcote Road school, said everyone is delighted with the results, which show 61% of the pupils gained the gold standard of five GCSEs grades A*-C including maths and English.

He said: “We are over the moon with the results and very proud of the achievements of our young people.

“Our Year 11s last year were an exceptionally hard-working set of students.”

Mr Stewart said the success is also very much down to the team of dedicated staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure their pupils have the very best chance of top grades, including putting on many after hours and weekend revision classes.

Although The English Martyrs results were outstanding, across Hartlepool the figures showed a slight decrease in headline figure.

In 2014 55.1% of students gained five or more GCSEs with grades A*-C including maths and English, compared to last year when the figure fell to 53.4%. Nationally the figure has also fallen from 56.6% in 2014 to 53.8%.

Councillor Chris Simmons, chairman of Hartlepool Council’s Children’s Services Policy Committee, said: “I would like to once again congratulate all our students on the hard work they put into their studies and the results they achieved last year.

“There was a slight drop in the number of students getting five or more A*-C grades in maths and English, but that very much reflected the national picture and the effects of further national changes in the grading boundaries and the marking criteria.

“Working in partnership with Hartlepool’s schools, we will continue to strive to help our young people achieve their fullest potential and to continue to build on the overall substantial progress which Hartlepool has made in its GCSE results in recent years.”