Applications for Year 7 Entrance Exams and Scholarships Now Open

We are now welcoming applications for pupils to join us in Year 7 (Upper 3) in September 2024. You can find out more via the Admissions Section of our website, or please feel free to contact the Admissions Team on 01423 537045 or by emailing

You can also register for Year 7 Entrance Exams and apply for a scholarship here. (Applications close on Monday 4th December).

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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