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Our Year 11 pupils are today celebrating their GCSE results.

Headmaster, Sam Hart, has praised the year group saying:

“Once again, our pupils have worked incredibly hard to achieve some excellent results whilst also remaining fully engaged in the breadth of opportunity that Giggleswick offers. I am grateful to our staff who went above and beyond, providing high levels of additional support and workshops to help our pupils build their confidence after the disruptions of the pandemic. They are now set to follow their interests as they study for their A Levels and BTEC qualifications within our Sixth Form programme.”

One of those celebrating is Emma from Giggleswick, who achieved an outstanding seven Grade 9s. She will continue in the Sixth Form to study English Literature, German and History. She says:


“I’m really surprised and happy with my results. The teachers genuinely care here, even throughout the holidays we could message them with questions and they’d reply straight away.”

Archie from Harrogate is looking forward to continuing in Sixth Form to study Chemistry, Maths and Politics. He adds:

“I’m looking forward to starting Sixth Form and being able to do the subjects I’ve chosen and enjoy. The teachers were all so helpful during GCSE’s, they know you really well so they know how to motivate you to work hard!”

Our Head of Sixth Form and Careers Expert, Anne Coward, encouraged teenagers and their families at all schools to think carefully about their next steps explaining:

“When your child is going from studying nine subjects to three or four it can be easy to approach it by asking them ‘what they want to do’ but even for those who already have a chosen career path, young minds change easily! Most university courses accept applications from a wide-range of subjects, the exceptions being more traditional careers such as Medicine, Engineering and Law. We have had successful applicants in the past who have combined Biology and Chemistry with History, a Language, Drama or English Literature to give them a good blend of subjects. It’s not too late to reconsider what you want to do next if your results are different to your expectations – whether you’re a little disappointed or pleasantly surprised.”  

We are continuing our celebrations after A Level results day last week where 82% of students were offered a place at their first choice of university, with 50% going on to attend a Russell Group university.

We are already supporting current pupils with their choices for September onwards. We have limited Sixth Form entry places available for this September for anyone who does not currently attend Giggleswick and are re-considering their post-GCSE options this September. To find out more call 01729 893000 or email


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