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

“The outcomes achieved by Upper Wharfedale students this year are excellent,” said Headteacher Catherine Reeves. “Both students and staff have coped remarkably well with the longstanding challenges of the pandemic and interruptions to normal school life; with many students achieving beyond their already high expectations.

With the adjustments being made nationally this year to ensure outcomes are close to those achieved prior to the pandemic we are delighted that our students have shown such resilience and continued to make more than expected progress.

I am full of admiration for their commitment, as well as 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 be hugely successful in their studies and chosen careers.

At Upper Wharfedale we pride ourselves on offering a broad and balanced curriculum and I am delighted that the results in core subjects have continued to be strong; but equally proud that the other subjects, including PE, our BTEC/Vocational programmes and the Arts have also performed extremely well.”

Departing Deputy Head Student Georgia said she was “elated” with her outstanding set of results. Georgia goes on to study Musical Theatre at the prestigious CAPA College.

Joseph, who plans to study A Levels at Ilkley Grammar was similarly delighted with his brilliant results.

Students who have joined us from the Ukraine also collected GCSE results this morning, including Sofia who was delighted to receive her outstanding Grade 9.

Hollie, who is going on to study Public Services at Craven College, was also thrilled with her superb achievements across a wide range of subjects. Thomas also moves onto Craven College to follow a Graphic Design course and he was similarly delighted to have secured such excellent results. Phoenix was really pleased to collect his well-earned grades and moves onto an engineering apprenticeship locally.

As well as many others pursuing Apprenticeship programmes, our students have gained the grades required to access post-16 courses at Craven College, Ilkley Grammar School and South Craven School.

Pictured are Upper Wharfedale students receiving and celebrating their superb achievements.

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