Joining our schools

We’re continuing to accept applications to join Harrogate Ladies’ College, Highfield Prep School and Highfield Pre-School and are able to welcome prospective families for carefully planned, socially distanced and personal visits.

Please call +44 (0) 1423 537045 or email or visit the Admissions Section of our website to find out more.

A level tutorial at Harrogate Ladies College
A level student at Harrogate Ladies College

A New Way of Learning

We believe that the step from GCSE to A level marks a new and exciting era for students academically.  Sixth Form at Harrogate Ladies’ College is a time for discovering new depths of knowledge and developing new styles of learning. 

A levels are understandably, more rigorous and challenging than GCSEs, however our class sizes are relatively small, typically just 5-10 students.  This means our students benefit from individual support from our highly qualified teachers to help meet the challenges of A levels and to achieve the very best results they can.

Teaching at A level is often via tutorial style classes where in-depth discussion is encouraged.  Students begin to learn more independently and undertake individual research outside of the classroom. 

This new way of learning is a big change from GCSEs, but it is an approach that our Sixth Form staff are experienced in supporting.  In addition to specialist subject teachers, each student is also assigned a Sixth Form Tutor, whose role is more akin to that of a university tutor and who actively supports the student’s academic, personal and career development.

find out more about our a level curriculum 


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