Staff and students celebrated as Greenhead College in Huddersfield once again confirmed its status as the No1 A-level college in Yorkshire.

The overall A-level pass rate was 99.3% – the national average was 98.4% – with 88% of all grades at A*-C and 71.9% at A*-B, almost 10% higher than the national average of 62.2%.

In total 1,174 students gained A-level passes in three or more subjects, with 44 students gaining A*/A in four or more subjects, and 295 gaining A*/A in three subjects.

College principal Simon Lett said: “This summer’s exams were the first external assessments taken by this year group, as they were unable to sit their GCSEs in 2020 due to the pandemic.

“These fantastic results are a testament to our students’ resilience and high aspirations in incredibly challenging circumstances.

“They are all exceptional, inspiring and talented young people and I couldn’t be prouder of them and our dedicated and hardworking staff.”

Greenhead College was inspected by Ofsted in March 2022 and was rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas, with no weaknesses identified.