Ashville students celebrating top GCSE results in Harrogate

Ashville’s GCSE pupils are celebrating top results as 42 per cent of grades achieved A*- A, or grades 9, 8 or 7 under the new reform – more than double the national average of 20.5 per cent.

At the independent school on Green Lane, 95 per cent of grades achieved A*- C or the equivalent of grade 4 and above – the national average being 66.9 per cent.

Star Pupils! Ashville College pupils celebrate 42 per cent grades marked at A*-A and 9, 8 and 7.'Credit: Different PR

Star Pupils! Ashville College pupils celebrate 42 per cent grades marked at A*-A and 9, 8 and 7.'Credit: Different PR

One in six pupils achieved the top grades of A*- A /9, 8, 7 in eight or more GCSE subjects with a quarter of all grades awarded being at the highest level of A* /9, 8.

Mia Croft, Alexandra Pilling, Thomas Rawson and Sophie Walters, all swept the boards with every one of their subject grades being of A* - A or the equivalent 9, 8, 7.

Maia Holdsworth was the first student to pick up her results when the college opened this morning.

Ashville College’s Headmaster, Richard Marshall, said: “I am very proud of our pupils, they have worked very hard to achieve their results – so well done to them."

The majority of Ashville’s GCSE pupils are returning to its Sixth Form in September, which has just benefited from a major investment.

The updated and extended Sixth Form Centre has a new all-day café; creative and flexible collaborative learning space; new private study areas and; new seminar and meeting rooms.

Mr Marshall said: “I look forward to welcoming the pupils back to school next month and I have no doubt they will continue to thrive in our new Sixth Form Centre.

“What we offer our Sixth Form pupils in terms of academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and the opportunity to flourish and grow in confidence, will only be enhanced by our new facility and collaborative learning environment.”

Follow our live coverage of all GCSE results in the Harrogate District here