Student success in GCSE results

After the success of last week’s A Level results Settle College were delighted with another great set of GCSE results. 7 students received the top grades (7 or above) in every single subject. This constitutes more than 8% of the cohort. 3 of those were boys, which bucks the national trend this year. Rosie Pettifer who achieved nine qualifications at grade 9 and two at 8 grade said,’ I’m really happy and shell-shocked. I would like to thank all my teachers for their support, encouraging and inspiring me to succeed since Year 7.’ Rosie is continuing to study at Settle College, taking maths, physics, geography and further maths. Elliot Belt has an apprenticeship locally in Joinery and shall study at Craven College, he thanked staff for the extra support lessons to ensure he achieved his best. The overall feeling from students was that of delight and euphoria, with a large cohort staying on to study at the College in Sixth Form, whilst others have a wide variety of other courses they are going on to study and apprenticeships, heading out to Leeds College, Burnley College and Kendal College.

Headteacher, Gareth Whitaker, said ‘We are so proud of the students who received their GCSE results today, the satisfaction of their hard work is telling, showing a level of success through their determination and resilience. Students at both ends of the ability range have performed particularly well and have exceeded national expectations of expected progress. That is also the case for those students who have experienced difficulties during their school years. We take great pride in being able to meet the needs of all of our students. These results reflect the high standards of learning and teaching at Settle College and the hard work and dedication of staff, students and their families. We are delighted that many of our students will continue their studies into the Sixth Form, but we also wish those students going onto College courses and apprenticeships every success for a very exciting future’

For students looking to go onto study A levels at the College enrolment began straight after the students collected their results, for anyone else interested please get in touch with our Head of Sixth Form, Mr Simon Murphy on

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