The school proudly announces an impressive overall pass rate, and a 7% increase in the percentage of A*/A grades from the pre-pandemic results of 2019.  Three quarters of all university applicants are heading off to their first-choice university.  These outstanding accomplishments reflect the unwavering commitment of both students and teachers alike.

Silcoates School is particularly delighted that 100% of all subject grades earned by students in Physics, Music and Further Maths were awarded at grades A* to A. In addition, more than half of all subject grades in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths and Photography were awarded at grades A* to B, a testament to the well-rounded education that the school provides. Furthermore, the percentage of students that were awarded grades at A* to C has also increased by 5% from 2019. Nine subjects are celebrating 100% A* to C grades.


7% increase in grades A* to A since pre-pandemic results in 2019
5% increase in grades A* to C since pre-pandemic results in 2019
84% of students achieved their first choice university

The results for our Class of 2023 have enabled our students, both boys and girls, to pursue their aspirations and dreams, whether it entails further education, embarking on an apprenticeship, or stepping into the professional realm.

Silcoates Head, Mr Wainman

University and careers advice

Planning a student’s onward journey from Silcoates is just as important to us as their Sixth Form experience.

Every student receives specialist University and careers advice from our dedicated Careers Adviser, as well as support from the Deputy Head, the Head of Sixth Form and the Sixth Form tutors. Assistance in developing personal statements for University applications is particularly strong at Silcoates. In 2023, 84% of all students secured their first choice University – this included Veterinary Science at the University of Nottingham, Engineering at The University of York, Music at the Royal Northern College of Music and Natural Sciences at Durham University.

Silcoates offers a full support programme, including initiatives such as the Oxbridge Group and academic discussion groups to ensure that students are fully supported to realise their potential. We ensure that pupils across different year groups benefit from tailored activities to guide them in their career choices.

A new Careers Hub provides students with a dedicated space to explore and actualise their future selves. With support and advice always on hand through our dedicated Careers Adviser, students gain invaluable career insights. Initiatives such as UCAS/Careers Week and other apprenticeship opportunities also take place throughout the year. Students use Unifrog to help collate their applications.

Lower Sixth students engage in activities such as visiting the Leeds Apprenticeship Fair and participating in mock interviews to gain a practical understanding of job interviews. Regular Careers Breakfasts are also held throughout the year, featuring guest speakers who share insights into their industries and pathways into their sectors.

We also recognise the value of first-hand Work Experience and all Lower Sixth students undertake a work experience placement. This is an extremely valuable opportunity in helping our Sixth Form students to clarify their future higher education or career choices, whilst also enhancing their long-term employability skills.

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