Schools in the area make the grade

Woldgate College
Woldgate College

New league tables have revealed that the two state schools in the area are ranked among the best in the East Riding based on GCSE success.

The Department for Education’s league tables, which were released recently, show Pocklington’s Woldgate College and The Market Weighton School are joint third out of 18 state secondary schools across the county in terms of pupils achieving the benchmark of five or more A*-C GCSE’s, including English and maths. At both schools, 67% of pupils hit the target in 2014.

Meanwhile, at Pocklington School 95.5% of pupils hit the mark last year, although the Department for Education’s website ranks the independent school near the bottom of the table of schools in the East Riding. This is because several academic subjects, including the core subjects, English, maths and all sciences, are assessed via International GCSE examinations, not all of which are included in these league tables.

Full story in next week’s (5 February) Pocklington Post.