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Beverley High School is a girls comprehensive school situated on Norwood, Beverleymarker, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandmarker. It was founded in the year 1908.

The High School has close links with the all boys Beverley Grammar Schoolmarker, and has a joint sixth form with the Grammar. It is a state comprehensive school and has an intake of girls only; apart from the joint 6th. The Head Teacher is Ms Sharon Japp.

The school was described as outstanding by OFSTED in Spring 2009.According to government league tables for 2008 it was placed as the highest performing state school in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is taught in years 7, 8 and 9, involving pupils aged between 11 and 14. At the end of this 3-year period, the majority of pupils sit KS3 SATs.

At the end of Key Stage 3 pupils choose options for the GCSE exams they wish to sit. Some subjects are obligatory; for example, pupils must study one technological subject. However, a degree of choice is introduced.

Key Stage 4

Pupils aged 14 - 16, in years 10 and 11.During this time, privileges enjoyed by the pupils are increased, with some pupils permitted to leave school during lunchtimes. At the end of this time, or possible during it, depending on which subjects studied, pupils sit their GCSEs. Success in these exams can determine whether a pupil is permitted to continue in the school and join the 6th form.

6th Form

This is the final stage of the pupil's education, before they leave school and possibly go on to attend a university or college or seek employment.

The VIth form is joint with Beverley Grammar Schoolmarker and is mixed with pupils splitting their time between the High and Grammar schools. The VIth form also welcomes pupils who have previously attended other schools. During pupil's time in the 'Joint Sixth', as it is known locally, they sit both AS and A2 exams.

References

OFSTED report 2009

League Tables 2008 as published in the Guardian Newspaper

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