Students and staff at Harrogate Ladies’ College are celebrating students’ A level results.
Students posted another year on year improvement. 23 per cent of students passed with straight A*s and/or A’s.
There was an increase in percentages of A* (to 14 per cent), A*-B (to 71 per cent) and A*- E (to 99.5 per cent). Over 80 per cent of girls can therefore confirm their university place immediately.
Among those celebrating are HLC Head Girl Giorgi Passerello (Medicine, Edinburgh) and her Deputies Dasha Pospyelova (Neuroscience, Leeds), Katie Smith (Combined Arts, Durham) and Kelly Jiang (Fashion Marketing, London). The school’s three High Commission of Brunei scholars also performed well, winning places at Lancaster, Warwick and Durham with an enviable collection of A* and A grades between them.
Principal Sylvia Brett said: ‘I am incredibly proud of the girls for their hard work and dedication and today they get their reward for that effort.
“Studying at HLC typically adds one grade to the value of estimated exam results in every subject and I therefore take this opportunity to thank my colleagues for all they do to inspire and nurture our girls.
“On a personal note, four of our leavers will be going to my alma mater, Durham University; I hope they have as many happy times there as I had.’
Head of Sixth Form Richard Tillett said: ‘We are delighted that the A*-B percentage has increased, especially since this is the first year without an AS January examination session.
“We offer all the girls our warmest congratulations and best wishes for the future.”
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