Upper Wharfedale students are again celebrating following the publication of this year’s GCSE results.

“We are very pleased with these results,” said Headteacher Andrew Taylor. “The students responded remarkably well to the newly reformed GCSEs which are undoubtedly harder than their predecessors. Although we cannot make any meaningful comparisons with previous years due to these significant changes, we can be confident that the progress the students made this year is fantastic. All of their hard work and commitment, and that of their teachers and support staff, has paid off. I am sure that this is the first step to a bright and successful future for them all.”

Departing Head Student, Lucy Whyte, said, “I was very proud to attend and be Head Student at UWS and extremely happy with my results. I am looking forward to going to Giggleswick to study English Literature, Biology and History.”

As well as Giggleswick, students have gained the grades required to access A Level courses at Ermysteds’ Grammar School, Skipton Girls’ High School, South Craven School, Settle College, Lancaster and Morecambe College and for the first time, Yorkshire Cricket College.

Pictured below are Charlie Gibbons, who will be studying Computing, and Nathan Leigh and George Hayton, who will be embarking on apprenticeships, all at Craven College.

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