Harrogate High School applauds A Level students for 'remarkable resilience' during 'most challenging of circumstances'

Northern Star Academies, which runs Harrogate High School, says it is proudly celebrating the achievements of all its A Level and BTEC students.

By Brogan Maguire
Thursday, 13th August 2020, 10:39 am
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 10:42 am

A spokesperson said: "In a week and a year of disruption, uncertainty and adversity our young people have proved remarkably resilient in the most challenging of circumstances."

This year, Year 13 students have been awarded a calculated grade by examination boards following the cancellation of all summer exams.

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The academy which runs Harrogate High School has congratulated its students for their performance during a difficult year.

The grades have been derived from the school’s submitted centre-assessed grades and rank order, followed by the exam boards' standardisation of grades using a statistical model developed by OFQUAL.

However, in recent days schools and colleges have learnt that students' ‘valid mock exam results’ may be permitted to be used only as part of the appeals process.

Schools will receive clarity about this new information next week.

Northern Star CEO, Jenn Plews, said: "We are indebted to our teaching staff who invested a great deal of time and effort, ensuring accuracy and fairness in arriving at the centre-assessed grades. The integrity, flexibility and willingness to do all that they can to support our children and young people has been nothing short of impressive."

Head of Academy at Harrogate High School, Charlotte Clarke, added: "We are very proud of our students whose efforts have been backed up by unstinting parental support. The outstanding teaching and learning in the Sixth Form and the hard work, courage and resilience from students, has produced results that have enabled all of our students to embark on their planned journey, whether this be a higher education course, an apprenticeship or full-time employment.

"The school are delighted that the Quality in Careers Standard Board continue to recognise the outstanding Careers Education at the school."