Why Sixth Form?

Gateways offers at least the same number of A Level subjects as any other local independent school and we will usually run a subject even if only one or two pupils choose it - now that's a bespoke education! With small classes, there is simply no better preparation for the small group tutorial work expected at University than getting two years experience of it before you go!



A Level Exam Headlines 2018

Gateways School achieves 59% A*/A grades and a 100% overall pass rate at A Level

There were numerous smiling faces on A Level results day as students, parents and staff celebrated an outstanding set of results for Gateways School in Harewood.

The 2017-2018 academic year has seen a fantastic 100% of pupils achieve A*-E grades in all subjects.  As a non-selective school, Gateways is proud to be celebrating 59% of all examinations being graded at A* or A level.  95% of students now go on to their first or second choice of university place with destinations including Oxford University, University College London, Nottingham and Manchester universities, just to name a few.

Headmistress Dr Tracy Johnson commented: “We are incredibly proud of all of the student’s achievements at A level this year.  Traditionally our value added at GCSE has been so high that it is always difficult for us to add even more value at A Level.  However, the ‘Gateways Formula’ of small class sizes and high levels of individual attention continue to make the difference and we have therefore added a full grade to each and every A Level result this year.  Well done to all the students, their teachers and their parents for a truly joint effort over the past two years.  The future is very bright for all the Gateways graduates this year and I wish them well in the next step of their educational journeys.”

Annabelle Fuller, who is going to Classics and English at Oxford University, commented “‘I’m feeling positively beatific about my results and the prospect of going to Oxford; I couldn’t have done it without all the first-rate support from Gateways, and I look forward to the next chapter of my education!”




A Day in the life of ...

Ellie in Sixth Form


My first lesson today is biology. We are currently preparing for our core practical. I have to design my own methods and research the area, plan my results table and prepare a risk assessment and equipment list.


After biology I have a free period. Today I am catching up on homework in the library. There is also a computer room which is only for sixth formers.


At break time I head to the sixth form cellars to chill out with my friends. The cellars are a private area for sixth formers. We have lockers, TVs and a kitchen so that we can make tea and coffee.


After break I have psychology. It's always an intense and fast paced lesson but very productive! Psychology is difficult but Mrs Hayward makes it fun. She creates games to help us learn complicated concepts. It is interesting how what we learn can be applied to our everyday behaviours!


After lunch I have Counterpoint choir practice. Counterpoint is a focused choir group and you have to be a dedicated member of the School Choir to join. We perform termly at school and at other events. Recently we sang at a wedding and we have also performed at Highfield Care Home and Rudding Park.


My final lesson is art which also happens to be my favourite. At the moment I am exploring textures and painting using a palette knife. Mrs Crawshaw gives us complete artistic freedom which is easier as there are just five of us in the class.

A Day In The Life


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