A Level Results Day 2023

Settle College continues to report outstanding achievements by its students in their A levels and vocational qualifications, for a small secondary school that provides a high quality of education. Gareth Whitaker, the College’s headteacher said: “Knowing our students individually is testament to their achievements, providing for all no matter what, enabling them to be the best they can be. The students have worked exceptionally hard to achieve these results, and the elation has been infectious this morning handing out results. A heartfelt thank you also goes from me to all the staff for going above and beyond, ensuring everyone is catered for.”

Billy Arber (Head Boy) achieved A grades in Geography, History and his Extended Project Qualification along with an A* in English Literature, and is going on to study History at Oxford University. Billy expressed his thanks to his teachers and is looking forward to the academic study ahead. Tilly McKibben, who throughout her A Level years has managed to balance her studies with competitive cycle racing on the continent, has achieved B grades in Psychology, History and PE, and is going on to study Sport and Exercise Science at Durham University. Annabelle Pettifer is looking forward to studying at Leeds Arts University. She was ecstatic to move on to film making which is a passion, looking at Foley artistry, having achieved A* in Photography, grade B in History, a C in her Extended Project Qualification and also the prestigious Gold Arts Award, securing 16 UCAS points for this work as well as achieving a grade 8 in singing. Tabitha Brown is heading to Durham University to study Geography having achieved A grades in Biology, Psychology and Geography and a grade B in English Literature. Tabitha noted that she was grateful for all the support and enthusiasm from staff which has helped her to achieve these grades and get to where she wants to be. 

Other notable performances come from Harry Savile with an A in Geography, B in History and a Distinction* in Business, and now heading off to Lancaster University. Harry said, "Settle has improved me as a person, I have been inspired by the teachers and I am thankful for the support of the school." Also heading to Lancaster University is Callen Ward, who achieved a Distinction* in IT, a grade A in Physics and a B grade in Maths. Callen's success surpassed his own expectations, leaving him somewhat lost for words! He is looking forward to studying Computer Science at Lancaster.

This is Mr Murphy’s last year at Settle College as Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Headteacher, and he commented that all students should be proud of how they have done, considering they were impacted by COVID disruption during their GCSE examination years. Having not sat formal examinations before, they coped with the demands of A Levels admirably. The school wishes Mr Murphy well  as he moves to be closer to home for his family. Our new head of Sixth Form is Mr Bayram, coming to Settle College from QES in Kirby Lonsdale. Places are available for courses starting this September. Please contact Mr Murphy on s.murphy@settlecollege.n-yorks.sch.uk before the end of August or Mr Bayram from the 1st of September on t.bayram@settlecollege.n-yorks.sch.uk  

 Enrolment for Settle College will take place on Thursday 24th August in the school hall with the new Head of Sixth Form, Mr T. Bayram.