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Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 11.46.08STUDENTS in North Yorkshire have reached new heights after their A level grades topped the tables.

Northallerton School & Sixth Form College received outstanding recognition from the Department for Education in the recently published government league tables for pupil progression from GCSE to A level.

The college achieved a positive score of 0.14 placing them in second place overall within the league table of all state schools in North Yorkshire, significantly outperforming other stand alone sixth form providers in neighbouring authorities.

The government’s value added score shows how much progress students make between the end of GCSE examinations and A levels. 

Exam and data manager for Northallerton Sixth Form College Maja While said: “Basically what these latest results show is that students who come to Northallerton Sixth Form College achieve better grades at A level than pupils with the same GCSE grades who study elsewhere.

“We are absolutely delighted with the results, which are a real credit to the hard work put in by staff and students at the college.”

Just under 90 per cent of students, who completed their A levels in the summer, were offered places at their first choice university with 100 per cent of students who chose to continue their education doing so.

Head of sixth form Bronia Harris added: “What makes Northallerton Sixth Form College so successful is that we know our students very well.

“The college site is big enough to have great resources but small enough to be friendly and supportive.

“We have small class sizes and students are taught by experienced specialist teachers. This really is the icing on the cake for everyone here to get such great recognition.”

Northallerton Sixth Form Centre will be holding a taster day for all Year 11 students on

Friday February 12 to sample a range of A level courses on offer.

For further information contact (01609) 773340 or e-mail enquiries@northallertonschool.org.uk.

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