Secondary school league tables were released this week with North Yorkshire County Council education authority appearing high on the list nationally.
North Yorkshire County Council education authority ranked 13th in the UK for GCSE results with 65.6% of pupils achieving at least five A* to C including English and maths.
For A-level results North Yorkshire County Council ranked 10th in the UK with students scoring on average 785.2 A-level points.
Ripon Grammar School ranked third in North Yorkshire secondary schools on GCSE results, with 98% of pupils achieving at least 5 A* to C including English and maths.
This is just a slight drop from 2011 results which saw Ripon Grammar top the league in North Yorkshire with 100% of pupils achieving 5 A* to C including English and maths.
Harrogate Grammar School jumped from 11th place in 2011 to 4th place in 2012 with the number of students achieving 5 A* to C including English and maths jumping from 83% to 91%.
Rossett School leaped from 34th place in North Yorkshire in 2011 to 24th place in 2012 increasing the number of students achieving 5 A* to C including English and maths by 8% in one year.
King James’s School in Knaresborough dropped 10 placed in the North Yorkshire league table to 31st place despite only seeing a 4% drop in the number of pupils achieving 5 A* to C including English and maths.
Nidderdale High School and Community College ranked 41st in North Yorkshire in 2012 dropping from 24th place in 2011 with 57% of pupils achieving the 5 A* to C grades compared to 66% last year.
Harrogate High School ranked 43rd out of 85 schools in North Yorkshire and saw the number of pupils achieving 5 A* to C grades including English and maths improve by 5%.
All schools in the Harrogate and Ripon district ranked within the top 50 schools in North Yorkshire for GCSE results.
North Yorkshire has retained its place as the strongest performing area in the region with at GCSE level with 65% of pupils in the area achieving five A* to C grades including English and maths.