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

“The outcomes achieved by Upper Wharfedale students this year are truly outstanding,” said Headteacher Andrew Taylor. “Both the students and staff coped remarkably well with the reformed GCSEs and BTEC subjects, with many achieving way beyond their already high expectations. Although, like many schools, we were nervous about these significant changes, the progress made by Year 11 in the summer is amazing and we have a record number of the highest grades of 7, 8 and 9.

I am full of admiration for their hard work and commitment, and that of their teachers and support staff. Most importantly, the vast majority of students have achieved the results necessary for their chosen courses in September and I am certain that they will go onto even greater things.

At Upper Wharfedale, we pride ourselves on a broad and balanced curriculum and I am delighted that the results in English and Maths have continued to be very strong indeed, but equally proud that the other subjects, including Technology and the Arts have also performed extremely well.”

Departing Head Student, Alice Molloy, said, “I was very proud to attend and be Head Student at UWS and I am ecstatic with my results. I have achieved the results I worked so hard for and am looking forward to going to Skipton Girls’ High School to study Biology, Psychology and English. Upper Wharfedale is a fantastic school that caters for all.”

Daniel Watts, who plans to study Acting and Health and Social Care said, “I am extremely happy with my results and am really excited about starting South Craven School sixth form.”

Imogen Robson, who is also going to South Craven for her post 16 studies, said,” I am very proud of myself for working so hard to get these grades. It has been the best experience going to this school and I am going to miss it so much.”

As well as Skipton Girls’ and South Craven, students have gained the grades required to access post 16 courses at Ermysteds’ Grammar School, Giggleswick School, Ilkley Grammar School, Allerton High School, Settle College, Craven College, Leeds City College, Nelson and Colne College, Myerscough College,  Keighley College, Burnley College, Askham Bryan and for the first time, Bradford City Football Club.

Pictured below are Alice Molloy, who will be studying A Levels at SGHS, Ruby Gray who will be attending South Craven and Seth Benn, who has gained the entry requirements for Ermysteds’ Grammar School.

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