20 August 2020

Firstly we would like to congratulate all of our outgoing Year 11 and 13 students on what they have achieved on what has been for many a journey with us lasting seven years. We know what incredible commitment and dedication they have given to their studies over the last two years and they should rightly be recognised as being one of the most exceptional cohorts of learners that Guiseley School has had the privilege of nurturing.

Having come to the end of that journey, students can now look forward to the next step in their education with great confidence. Having now received the centre assessed grades as the results for this GCSE and A-Level courses we believe that students have received what they deserved and had worked so hard for.

Long before the pandemic altered the course of education for the outgoing Year 11 and Year 13 cohorts we were predicting that they were set to record the best set of examinations that any outgoing cohort had achieved at Guiseley School. The results the students have collected this week now rightly reflect that position.

A Level

Many of our Year 13 students will now continue their paths at top universities including three students who will be studying at Oxbridge. Other destinations include St Andrews, Lancaster, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and many more. Whilst the majority of students are continuing their education at university or college, others have secured higher level apprenticeships and employment.

GCSE

We know that the vast majority of students have now secured their progression routes and many are in the position where they need to decide on several options which are available to them. We are looking forward to welcoming back a large number of students into our 6th Form this September. Others will be pursuing their next steps in education at local colleges, in apprenticeships or the world of work.

I have indicated in the past and will reinforce now that the response of both Year 11 and Year 13 to the challenging final year of their studies has been remarkable. This cohort of young people has shown incredible resilience. They have proven to be hard-working, creative and innovative problem-solvers for whom the future will be bright. We wish all our students the very best for the future.

- Mr Paul Clayton, Headteacher