25 August 2022
Pupils at Harrogate Ladies’ College are celebrating their highest number of top GCSE grades since the new grading system came into place five years ago.
The number of top 9-7 grades (equivalent of A**-A previously), increased to 64 per cent, with 24% of all grades at the highest possible grade 9.
There were successes across a wide range of subjects with 6 separate subjects achieving a clean sweep of 9-7 grades. Last week the school unveiled a particularly impressive of A level results with top grades in Sciences and Maths.
Sylvia Brett, Principal of Harrogate Ladies’ College said, “Once again these are a fantastic set of results which reflect our talented and hard-working pupils. These are the highest set of grades we have seen since the new national grades were introduced 5 years ago, and we have incredible success across a huge range of subjects including languages, creative arts and Sciences.
“I was particularly pleased to see how well the girls have performed in the Sciences, but equally that pupils who opted for languages and humanities have performed so well. They should all be very proud of their success today,” she said.
Among those celebrating today is Ilene Andisheh-Tadbir who achieved seven grade 9s and four grade 8s.
She said: “I’m thrilled with my results and feel overjoyed at the thought of coming back to school in a few weeks to start my A levels and then think about university choices. I’m really, really pleased with the results!”
Other pupils celebrating today include Beatrice Nolan from Ilkley who achieved five grade 9s, three grade 8s and one grade 7.
Beatrice said: “I’m really delighted with today’s results and want to thank everyone at school who supported me and now I can’t wait to start the next chapter at school and think about what my future holds.”
Fellow pupil Emily Walker achieved five grade 9s, two grade 8s and three grade 7s and Emily Reid, also from Harrogate, who had a clean sweep of the top grades with five grade 8s and four grade 7s.