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Harrogate High School is once again celebrating record breaking A-Level results. For the fourth year in a row, more than half (66%) of the grades achieved by Year 13 were at A* to B and the overall pass rate stands at 97% A*-E. The outstanding teaching and learning in the sixth form, recognised by Ofsted at their last inspection, and the hard work of the students, has produced results that mean a high proportion of students have been accepted at their first choice higher education institution or apprenticeship. The number of students achieving the highest grades (A*-A) has increased to 61%, which is a staggering 35% above the national average.

Ann Francis, Academy Head said, “I am so proud of our students’ achievements! Our students study courses which not only meet their needs but prepare them for success in adult life”

Lee Wilson, Head of Sixth Form, praised the students and staff, saying ´´our A Level students have done excellently well and my sincere congratulations go to everyone involved. We are very pleased with the grades achieved across all courses and, of course, we wish all Year 13 students every success for their future studies and training´´.

There has been an increase in the number of students from Harrogate High moving on to universities around the country with some very strong individual performances. Students have been accepted to universities to study a wide range of courses that include: physics, chemistry, bio-medical science, physical education, events management, primary education, art, English, sociology, history, criminology and performing arts. A number of students have also secured high quality apprenticeships with local providers. In 2016 Harrogate High School was successfully awarded a quality award in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) by the Quality in Careers Standard Board (QiCS) for their outstanding careers education provision.

Rickie Wilson, Deputy Headteacher, said, ´´this year we are celebrating a high proportion of successful UCAS applications and high quality apprenticeship placements. We have maintained our reputation for achieving excellent A Level results and the pass rate at the higher grades does reflect the hard work of our students, staff and the vital support that our parents provide. We have achieved these results by providing a relevant curriculum, including strong vocational subjects, and students have benefited from the small class sizes across our Sixth Form´´.

 There are still a limited number of places available to start sixth form in September.

For further details please contact Mr Lee Wilson on lwilson@harrogatehighschool.co.uk

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