Wensleydale School students celebrate A-Level results

Business studies students Sarah Simpson, Natasha Fowler and Jemma Hillary

Wensleydale School and Sixth Form students were celebrating today after securing impressive results in their A-Levels and BTEC exams.

Headteacher Julia Polley said the class of 2018 has done “incredibly well”.

“There have been some really strong results that have opened so many doors for our students.

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“Four out of five of all our young people attained the grades needed to go their first choice universities or employers.”

The school’s business offering was one of the subjects that shone, with most students achieving not just their expected grade – but their aspirational target.

Zoe Verity.

Charles Barnett, head of the sixth form, said: “We think this is really exciting. We are developing a brand new business and innovation offer across for our older students to respond directly to the needs of the local economy.

“Aside from our students going to university or college, we have people who have secured apprenticeships in fields as diverse as hospitality and catering and education. This means that our students are leaving us with the skills, mindsets and aptitudes that are securing them exciting opportunities.”

Among the successful students was Adam Hunt, who was the schools strongest performer at A-Level and will now go on to study mechanical engineering.

Jemma Hillary and Natasha Fowler have secured apprenticeships in education and Zoe Verity also shone in her exams to get an apprenticeship training to be an accountant.

Mr Barnett added: “For the economy in the Dales to thrive we need to ensure that our young people have an entrepreneurial approach and strong values.

“That is why I am so proud of these students. They are going to make a big difference to the local economy and community.”