Students at Harrogate Ladies' College celebrate A level STEM subject success

Pupils at Harrogate Ladies’ College are once again celebrating impressive A level results which saw the girls achieve over 50% more A*-As in their A-level results than in previous years.

Image Description

13th August 2020 — Pupils at the all-girls school achieved top results across all subjects with 85% of grades at A*-C level. It was in the STEM subjects however that the girls truly excelled with over 75% of Physics and 50% of Chemistry and Further Maths students being awarded grades A*-A. The outstanding results achieved by the girls mean they will take up a number of highly impressive STEM subject University places including Medicine at Imperial, Physics at Birmingham and Natural Sciences at UCL.

In light of examinations being cancelled due to Covid-19, this year’s results along with all Secondary schools across the UK were graded based on the anticipated grade of a student as well as their classwork, homework, internal mock exams and assignments. These results were then standardised by Government body Ofqual. Pupils received their results via email this morning and were invited to join a socially distanced gathering on the lawns of Harrogate Ladies' College to celebrate and share in each other’s successes.

Sylvia Brett, Principal of Harrogate Ladies’ College commented, “We are enormously proud of the achievements of all our girls who have worked incredibly hard in these exceptional and challenging circumstances. As an all-girls school we make it our business to encourage the girls to be bold and brave in their subject choices away from fear of judgement or embarrassment. It is about empowering our girls to follow their own individual and unique path in the world and I’m delighted to see that so many of them have achieved so highly across such a breadth of subjects.

Taking up prestigious University places to read Medicine, Natural Sciences, Dentistry, Drama and Physics to name but a few is a wonderful reflection of the girls’ commitment to following their passions. I would like to thank the girls for their hard work and dedication to their studies, and the resilience they have shown in such testing times – the teaching staff at Harrogate Ladies' College and I are extremely proud of them all.”

About Harrogate Ladies' College

Harrogate Ladies’ College is one of the UK’s leading independent day and boarding schools for girls aged 11 to 18 years.

Senior school years are perhaps the most critical in terms of shaping long term futures, but we believe that they should also be exciting, inspiring and stimulating – a time of building confidence, increasing independence; and of becoming comfortable with who you are.

At Harrogate Ladies’ College we focus on providing girls with an all round education which will ensure that they have the best possible opportunities when they move on to the next stage in their lives. 

Find out more

Related stories