Massive congratulations to the GCSE class of 2017 at The Joseph Rowntree School. In a year when the rigour of GCSEs has increased in English and Maths we were delighted that 78% of students achieved a 4+ in English (the equivalent of an old C grade) and 70% achieved a grade of 4 or above in Maths. We were particularly pleased that 20% of students in Maths and 30% of students in English achieved a grade 9-7, equivalent to the old A/A* standard and beyond.
We are absolutely delighted to celebrate the success of our students this summer. This year we have seen an increasing number of students with multiple A* grades across the curriculum; including in Science, Maths, Humanities and Art & Design. In the first year of the reformed Linear A levels we have initially a pass rate of 99.6% and over half of entries at grades A*-B.
Sumdog is a new and exciting Maths based computer programme that we have recently introduced at The Joseph Rowntree School.
Year 12 student James King entered a School photography Competition in May entitled Understanding York’s Environment which involved taking a photograph that displays an aspect of York’s environment and wiriting an explanation of why they chose this scene.
Please find attached a letter from Ofsted following on from their recent one day inspection of the school on 9th May.
On Friday 19th May, a small group of year 8 and 9 students took part in the University of York STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) day.
We have added some new revision materials for student to use over the half term.
Our resident Art club the Art Warriors have embarked upon an environmentally important project with York St John University.
At the start of the Easter break, forty-six students and six staff took part in the school's seventh biannual football and rugby tour of northern Italy. As ever, it was a great success and a fantastic experience for everyone involved.
Our school Boccia team had a fantastic day yesterday when they represented Yorkshire at the Lord's Taverners Boccia Schools Finals 2017. The Finals bring together the top school teams to compete for the title of national pan disability and physical disability champions.
Welcome to the new Joseph Rowntree School website.
Our U19 Boccia team win the regional finals and earn a place in the national finals in may.