NCS_Champion_School_Press Release There will be a presentation to Year 11 on Friday 2 February to explain NCS and help students sign up for the NCS summer programme.
Joy and relief filled the air at Northampton School for Girls today as students collected their long-awaited GCSE results. Despite a long summer of press speculation about the reformed GCSEs in English and Maths the girls at NSG produced a strong performance of which we are very proud. In all, nearly three-quarters of students achieved a pass in English and Maths equivalent to the ‘old’ benchmark A*-C measure. Similarly strong performance in other subjects included History, Food and Ethics, whilst in Biology and Music half of all students achieved an A or A* grade. Mrs Abigail Boddy, Deputy Head commented “Though headline results are pleasing, at NSG, we very much focused on the individual results of each of our girls, setting high targets to raise aspiration for all. However each year it is a privilege to congratulate a few our students for their standout performances, and this year is no exception with 56 students gaining a grade 8 or 9 in English and/or Maths. Particularly of note are Noor Huda, Josie Copus, Rebekah Elvin, Georgia Ludlow and Issra Osman.” Mrs Julia Harley, Head Teacher, commented “We are in the middle of an unprecedented change in GCSE subject matter and assessment which has been a huge challenge to staff and students. These results are richly deserved. Our pupils have worked with great determination and focus in order to achieve their outcomes and we share their delight.”
Students at Northampton School for Girls celebrated their excellent A-Level results today. The success of students at this fully inclusive sixth form has ensured that many have gained places at the country’s top universities, including the 15% of NSG students who following high quality applications and interviews secured unconditional offers from the institution of their first choice. Assistant Head Teacher and Head of Sixth Jane MacDonald said, “we are once again delighted with our results. It is very satisfying that the vast majority of our students have secured the university course of their choice.” Among the many successful students were; Civa Ali who will read Law at the University of London and Ellie Barker who, with results of one A*, an A and a B has been accepted to study Maths at the University of Birmingham. Liam Taylor achieved two A*s and an A and a place studying Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Bristol whilst Mary Biyi’s excellent results, an A* and two A grades have secured her a place studying Medical Science. Deputy Head Teacher Abigail Boddy said, “I would like to congratulate all our students on their success. I am very proud that NSG students are able to pursue their talents and interests at university level in subjects as diverse as Illustration, TV and Set Design, Psychology, Geography, Midwifery and Medicine. These opportunities are the outcome our excellent teaching and pastoral care. Our committed and hard-working students received great support from their parents and I am very pleased for them too.”