GCSEs: Very good results for Calder High

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Below is the table of secondary school results for Calderdale for last year. Calder High achieved one of the highest GCSE scores for a comprehensive school in Calderdale with 63% of students achieving five or more grade A-Cs; seven points above the national average. This is the best results we have reported for Calder High since we started in the mid 90s.

Although it may not greatly affect the Upper Calder Valley, Calderdale is one of the few remaining authorites to retain grammar schools and selection at 11.

Post 16 results were not so impressive. At 252, A and AS level results were 25 points behind the national average of 277. This continues to puzzle parents given the catchment area for the school.

Schools results for

Calderdale (2005)

5 or more grades A-C

Value added A/AS levels
% score score
Brighouse High School 73 999.4 214
Broadwood (IND, SEL) 0 NA NA
The Brooksbank School 50 991.6 250.9
The Calder High School 63 978.7 252.2
Calderdale College NA NA 183.9
The Crossley Heath School (SEL) 99 1012.4 404.9
Halifax School at Wellesley Park 49 1008.2 NA
Hipperholme Grammar School (IND, SEL) 87 1000 205
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School and Sports College 44 988.5 244.7
Holy Trinity CofE Senior School 48 991.4 182.5
The North Halifax Grammar School (SEL) 100 1011.6 306.7
Park Lane High 24 949.4 NA
Rastrick High School 55 994.2 260.8
The Ridings School 20 916.1 92.5
Rishworth School (IND) 84 1022.9 282.8
Ryburn Valley High School 53 985.2 250.7
Sowerby Bridge High School 40 986.8 121.8
St Catherine's Catholic High School 41 976 186.1
Todmorden High School 37 949.2 214.1

2004 results
2003 results
2002 results

Primary school results

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