Secondary school results: 2006

Thursday, 11 January 2007

Calder High results disappoint. For 2-3 years, Calder High has received GCSE results of above national average, ie, over 60% gaining 5 or more GCSEs at grades A-C. This year the percentage has gone right down to 42%. This compares to a national average of 45.8%.

Admittedly, the Government have moved the goalpost slightly. The 5 A-C GCSEs must now include Maths and English. Under the old system Calder High would have 53% with 5 A-C GCSEs compared with a national average of 59.2%

As we have commented before, given the catchment area Calder High GCSE results should be well above the national average. The school has one of the lowest value added scores in Calderdale: only the Ridings, St Catherines and Tod High are lower.

Calder High 'A' level results were also below average.

Increasingly, Hebden Bridge students are travelling across the border to Kirklees for their post-16 education so we have included A levels results for Huddersfield New College and Greehhead College, Huddersfield.

Only one Calderdale school made the list of 100 most improved: Brighouse High at no 83.

School GCSE - 5 or more A-C Value added A level/
AS level
% score score
Brighouse High School 55 1008.5 614.5
Broadwood High School (IND, SEL) 0 n/a n/a
The Brooksbank School 37 997.7 709.1
Calder High School 42 980.3 644.7
Calderdale College n/a n/a 567.4
The Crossley Heath School (SEL) 99 982.9 1001.4
Halifax High at Wellesley Park 28 1011.7 n/a
Hipperholme Grammar School (IND, SEL) 76 n/a 639.2
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School and Sports College 37 989.7 756.2
Holy Trinity CofE Senior School 48 1006.7 502.5
Norset House (IND) n/a n/a n/a
The North Halifax Grammar School (SEL) 99 991.8 795.4
Park Lane High 12 1007.9 n/a
Rastrick High School 49 984 735.2
The Ridings School 4 973.2 385.6
Rishworth School (IND) 69 n/a 614.3
Ryburn Valley High School 34 1006.1 737.7
Sowerby Bridge High School 34 988 411.4
St Catherine's Catholic High School 22 976.1 553.4
Todmorden High School 34 976.7 668.2
Greenhead College, Huddersfield     1072.4
Huddersfield New College     823.6
National 45.8  



IND = independent, SEL = selective; average 'A' level score based on tariff set by UCAS

See also

2005 results
2004 results
2003 results
2002 results

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