TOO many students are being given apparently indiscriminate grades in the A level standardisation process, according to Prince Henry's School in Otley.

In a statement released today the school said: "Most of Year 13 at Prince Henry’s have been able to secure a place at a university, apprenticeship, or workplace and overall school achievement is in line with previous years, but school leaders are unhappy with the impact that the grade standardisation process has had on some individual students. Too many students have been given what appear to be indiscriminate grades, that do not reflect their teacher’s assessment of their ability. Staff at Prince Henry’s are working hard to help all students secure progression to their next stage, including guiding students through the appeal process."

Janet Sheriff, Executive Headteacher, Prince Henry’s Grammar School said:"I am incredibly proud of our students’ achievements this year, especially during the difficult circumstances that have arisen from the COVID-19 crisis. Students may not have sat exams this summer, but they have worked hard during their two-year course and therefore deserve to achieve excellent results. I wish all of them the very best for their next steps.”

She added:“We are working with those students who have been adversely affected by the impact of COVID-19 to help them secure an appropriate route to achieve their goals. The team of talented and dedicated staff at Prince Henry’s are, as always, committed to helping all students be the best that they can be.”