Harrogate Ladies’ College today announced an outstanding set of GCSE results which saw 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.
Sylvia Brett, Principal of Harrogate Ladies’ College said:
The girls have achieved an excellent set of GCSE results and I am so delighted for them and for the teachers who have worked so hard to support, encourage and inspire them.
“We’re a small school and that means that we really get to know all of the girls as individuals. We get to know their strengths and we understand when they need supporting and conversely, when they need push. I’m sure that this is really important factor in today’s results.
I hope that the girls are really proud of what they’ve achieved. I’ve seen how hard they’ve worked and I’ve seen their bravery and resilience in overcoming challenges.
I hope that alongside their excellent GCSE results, these are qualities that they will take with them into the next stages of their lives.
Among those celebrating today were Jenny Claridge who was awarded 10 A*s and 1 A. Jenny, who joined Harrogate Ladies’ College in Year 7 from St Peter’s Primary School in Harrogate said:
I’m so pleased. It’s been a really long wait to get the results but now I’ve got them I know all the hard work was worthwhile. 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 seeing them all again soon when I start Sixth Form in September.
Also celebrating were Anna Rimmer who achieved an impressive 12 A*s including a perfect score of 100% in both History and Latin, and Molly Brown and Becky Hill who were both awarded 7 A*s and 3 As.