Academic results

We know that happy students make successful learners and we are proud of our impressive academic record of GCSE, A level and BTEC success

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GCSE results 2020

Our students are celebrating some excellent grades that recognise the hard work that they and their teachers have put in over the past two years. Almost half the students achieved a grade 7 or above.

Martha Richmond is celebrating grade nine scores for all her eleven subjects, placing her among the best performing students in the country. She said: “I am delighted with my results, and really pleased all the hard work has paid off! The teachers did everything they could to help and encourage me to achieve my best. I am going on to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A level, in the hope to go into a biological profession in the future.”

Our dramatists were among the top performers with 75% achieving the higher grades 7-9. Classified as the hardest subjects by the CEM Centre, Physics and German have been an area of strength with an impressive 76% achieving grades 7-9 in Physics and 75% German.

GCSE results - last 5 years

  A* A B C D E F G U % A-C % A*-A
2016 16.2 22.5 27.0 23.5 9.1 1.5 0 0 0.5 89.1 38.7
2017 15.1 26.5 29.4 20.9 6.7 1.3 0.2 0 0.2 91.7 41.5
  9-A* 8-A* 7-A 6-B 5-C 4-C 3-D 2-E 1-F 9-4 9-7
2018 7.4 14.6 23.9 24.9 16.3 7.0 4.9 0.8 0.2 92.7 45.9
2019 9.1 12.4 21.1 25.7 18.6 8.8 2.5 1.3 0.5 95.7 42.6
2020 15.4 14 18.5 18.7 16.6 14 1.9 0.5 0 97.2 48.2

A level results 2020

In a hugely challenging year for the Y13 cohort, Giggleswick is immensely proud of what our students have achieved in securing a range of places at top universities, including Oxford, York, Bath and Cardiff. From Medicine, Law, Languages, Music, Drama as well as History and Geography the courses reflect the values of the school in nurturing talent of all kinds.

Our Heads of School celebrated their success as Joshua Kirkhope-Arkley secured a place at Pembroke College, Oxford University to read French and Arabic, and Amy Chadwick is progressing to Bath University to study International Management.

Other successes include Marisa Allen who achieved A*A*A*A in Maths, Physics, Spanish and Further Maths, and will now be heading to Edinburgh University to study Physics, and local pupil Chris Thornton who has secured a place at Bristol University to study Medicine.

BTEC options continue to deliver excellent results for our students and this year 100% of our pupils achieved the D*D or D*D* (A*/A or A*/A*equivalent) grade. They will be heading to top universities including York and Newcastle.

A level results - last 5 years

  A* A B C D E U Pass rate Total A*-B Average UCAS score per candidate
2016 9.8 21.2 36.9 16.8 9.8 4.9 0.5 99.5 67.9 331 (AAB)
2017 12.9 16.5 36.0 19.4 11.5 3.6 0 100 65.5 130 (ABB)*
2018 13.1 24.1 26.2 21.5 11.0 3.7 0 100 63.8 131 (ABB)
2019 10 21.5 31.1 22.5 12.6 2.4 0 100 63 131 (ABB)
2020 11 29.9 33.2 13 10.4 2.5 0 100 74 141 (AAB)

* Change of UCAS tariff