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 2019 they achieved excellent results which saw the girls celebrating 6 times more A* grades than predicted.
Top results were achieved across all subjects with 81% of all grades at A*-C level. It was in Maths and Further Maths, however that the girls achieved their best results with 50% of all Further Maths grades at A* and 100% at A*-A.
Sylvia Brett, Principal of Harrogate Ladies’ College commented,
“There’s a lot of discussion at the moment about the gender gap and the importance of encouraging girls to take STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. I’m particularly pleased that as an all-girls school, we’re leading the way in this area. We put a lot of focus on encouraging girls to be bold, to be brave and to think differently about their subjects and their future careers.
“I’ve seen a lot of hard work and determination from the girls and I hope that they are all very proud and that the results announced today will give each and every girl the opportunity to follow their own individual and unique path in the world”
In 2019 our girls achieved the highest number of top GCSE grades in over 10 years with 37% of all grades at 9 or 8 (or the equivalent A*), almost 3 times higher than independent predictions.
The number of 9-7 grades (or equivalent A*-A), also increased to 55%, with 56% of all pupils achieving 5 or more 9-7 grades. Eight different subjects achieved 80% or more 9-7 grades including Physics, Biology and Further Maths.
Lucy Thomas who is celebrating eight grade 9’s, 1 grade 8 and an A said,
“I’m so happy! Some of the new GCSE exams were really hard so I have to say a huge thank you to my teachers for making sure we were all so well prepared! I’m looking forward to being back in school in September to start my A levels in Sixth Form.”
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 2020.