Giggleswick School
Giggleswick School

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Top grades galore

Thursday 17 Aug 2017

Our A-level students are celebrating the highest number of A* grades ever this year, together with a 100% pass rate and more Oxbridge success. 64% of candidates achieved A*-B grades and these impressive results have secured first choice places for our students at top universities including Oxford, St Andrews, Durham, Warwick and Nottingham, as well as specialist music, art and drama schools across the UK.


Headmaster, Mark Turnbull said “We are absolutely delighted for our pupils and what has impressed me most is the diversity of these top grades across all subject areas. Giggleswick embraces and encourage talents of all kinds; in science, maths, humanities, languages and the arts, and these results support this completely.”


With ongoing Oxbridge achievement, this year has seen particular success in the creative arts, performing arts and languages too.


In Drama, 100% of candidates achieved A*-B grades and in Music, students now have places confirmed at leading music schools including the Royal Welsh College of Music, Nottingham and Sheffield universities. Two talented artists have also been accepted for Art Foundation courses in Manchester and Harrogate.


In Languages, 100% of candidates achieved A*-B in Spanish and are now looking to continue their linguistic studies at leading Russell Group universities including Nottingham and York.

Mr Turnbull added “This year, all eyes will be on the impact of the new reformed A-levels. We are all very interested to see how the new specifications have worked through into results. We are continuing to analyse the outcome of fewer coursework marks and any evidence of a gender gap in achievement.”