• Harrogate Grammar School will be holding a virtual open event on Thursday 12th November.
  • Their open event will be for students new and old looking to join the sixth form.
  • HGS have also achieved 60% A*-B A Level grades for a seventh consecutive year.

A record-breaking School in Harrogate are turning to technology to welcome new and old students for a virtual open event.

Harrogate Grammar School achieved record-breaking results when they saw 60% of A Level grades come in at A*-B for the seventh consecutive year.

And now they’re offering students and parents the chance to find out all they need to know about the school in a safe, virtual format, including a talk from both the Headteacher and the Director of Sixth Form, subject presentations, meet-and-greet with students and a 3D tour of their facilities.

Sixth form students at HGS

The Virtual Open Event will also include the opportunity to meet current HGS sixth form students.

Mr Twitchin, the Assistant Headteacher and Director of Sixth Form, said:

“We’re really proud of the culture here at Harrogate Grammar – our fundamental core purpose is ‘excellence for all’ and that underpins absolutely everything that we do both in the main school and in the sixth form.

“This is also supported by five key values that we live and breathe everyday: respect, excellence, adventure, commitment and honesty and those are really important to us.”

Mr Twitchin also spoke about the support available to students within the sixth form, who are in a key transitional period of their lives:

“One of the key components to a successful sixth form is strong academic support, and we have that in spades here at Harrogate Grammar.

“Not only do we have a huge range of courses, we have 40 to select from, but in addition to that the academic support from teachers and beyond is essential.

“It’s a challenging time coming into a sixth form, there are different pressures and we’ve got a large and experienced team who understand the pressures and are really well set up to provide support – these include student support managers, student advisors helping with progression and UCAS applications and careers advisors.”

Harrogate Grammar’s Virtual Open Event

The virtual open event will take place on Thursday 12th November, and will offer students and parents the opportunity to hear from the Director of Sixth Form and Headteacher of Harrogate Grammar School, see subject presentations, meet students and experience the first class facilities navigating round a 3D tour.

They have a large team dedicated to supporting students throughout their Sixth Form journey, offering specialist academic guidance, careers advice, and welfare support.

With 40 subjects to choose from, students are offered support and guidance that enables each individual to achieve their potential. In addition, the Sixth Form provides specialist pathways such as Medical Sciences; Business & Enterprise; Education, Training & Public Services; STEM; Art & Creative Industries and Law.

The Sixth Form facilities, including a fully refurbished study centre and enhanced social space, along with the use of iPads for learning provide a stimulating and inspiring environment for students as they pursue the exciting experience of Sixth Form life.

To find out more about Harrogate Grammar School or for more details on their Virtual Open Event, head to their website. Alternatively contact the school on 01423 535235 or email sixthform@harrogategrammar.co.uk

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