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 2018 they achieved excellent results. The number of A* grades was twice as high as independent base line predictions and 35% of all grades were A*-A. Seventy percent of all grades were A*-B which was an increase on 2017 grades when we topped the Harrogate league tables based on average point score per academic entry.
The girls achieved a clean sweep of 100% A*-B grades in a total of 8 different subjects including French, English Language and Latin.
Among those celebrating the 2018 results was Jenny Claridge who, 2 years ago achieved 10 A*s and an A at GCSE and has now secured a place at the University of Oxford to study Classics with four A grades.
“It’s been a really long wait to get the results, but now I know I’ve got my place for next year I’m really excited. I’m fascinated with the past, particularly the ancient world and to have the opportunity to study Classics at Oxford is really very special”.
Jenny Claridge, 4 A Grades at A Level in 2018 (now studying Classics at Oxford University)
Joining Jenny in the celebrations were Molly Brown who achieved an A* and 2 As to secure a place at Edinburgh University to study French and History; and former Head Girl, Grace Caton who secured a prestigious place at the Royal Northern College of Music next year to study Opera and Singing.
In 2017 our girls achieved record breaking GCSE results with the number of A*-A grades, or the equivalent 9, 8 or 7 in the new grading system, increasing to 61%.
On top of this, 62% of all pupils achieved at least 5 A*-A grades (or the equivalent grades 9-7) and 96% of all grades were A*-C (or the equivalent grades 9-4).
Pupils performed particularly well in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects with a third of all pupils achieving the highest possible grade 9 in Maths, compared to the 3% predicted by Ofqal (the Government’s regulatory body for examinations).
There were excellent results in subjects such as Physics, German, 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.
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 2018.