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Exam Results

Harrogate Ladies’ College is a largely non-selective school, although our excellent public examination results might suggest otherwise.  Studying at Harrogate Ladies’ College typically adds one grade to estimated exam results in every subject – a factor which is considered by many to be the best indication of a school’s success.

A level Results

We are always incredibly proud of the achievements of our Sixth Form students and in 2016 they achieved excellent results.  The number of A* grades more than doubled, a third of all girls achieved a clean sweep of 3 or more A*-A grades and 66% of all grades were A*-B.  There were excellent results in subjects such as Biology with over 45% A* grades and pupils achieved 100% A*-B grades in a total of 10 different subjects.  We don’t normally place too much emphasis on league tables but we were still please that our A level results were the best in Harrogate last year. 

Girls secured places at some of the UK’s top universities to study subjects including Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Physics, Biochemistry, Architecture, Economics and Law.

Among those celebrating were cousins Alice and Amy Brown who achieved 5 A* grades and 1 A grade between them.  Alice, who 2 years ago achieved straight A*s at GCSE, was awarded 2 A*s and 1 A and is now studying Medicine at Bristol University.  Meanwhile, Amy, achieved a full set of 3 A*s and will go on to study Veterinary Medicine after a well-deserved Gap Year.  Alice said, 

“I’m so happy.  It was a lot of hard work but I’ve got my place to study Medicine at Bristol University, so it was definitely worth it.  The teachers at Harrogate Ladies’ College have helped and supported me all the way – they helped me believe I could do it!”Alice Brown, 2 A*s and 1 A at A Level Student in 2016 (now studying Medicine at Bristol University)

Also celebrating were Nikki Miao who achieved 3A* grades (including a score of 100% in Physics) and is now studying Physics at Imperial College London; Francesca Leyshon who achieved 2 A* and 1 A grade and is now studying English Literature at Leeds University and Arajeane Aravindan who is now studying Veterinary Medicine at Edinburgh University after achieving 2 A*s and an A.

Find out more about our University Destinations.

GCSE Results

In 2016 our girls achieved outstanding GCSE results with a third of pupils achieve a clean sweep of all A*-A grades.

The overall number of A*-C grades increased to 92%, 52% of all grades were A*-A and the number of A* grades was 4 times that of base line data predictions calculated by Durham University. 

There were excellent results in subjects such as Physics, Statistics, French, Spanish, Latin and Music where more than 70% of all grades were A*-A and English Literature where 93% of all grades were A*-B.

Among individuals celebrating success were Anna Rimmer who achieved an impressive 12 A*s including a perfect score of 100% in both History and Latin, Jenny Claridge who was awarded 10 A*s and 1 A, and Molly Brown and Becky Hill who were both awarded 7 A*s and 3 As.

“I’ve had amazing support from the teachers at Harrogate Ladies’ College.  They’ve enabled me to get the best possible results I could and I’m looking forward to moving up to Sixth Form.” 

Jenny Claridge, 10 A*s and 1 A at GCSE in 2016

We believe our exam results reflect the amazing talent, commitment and hard work of both the pupils and teachers at our school and we look forward to sharing more successes with you in 2017.

Download 2016 Exam Results Summary