Northampton School for Girls – A Level results press release – 18.08.16 Northampton School for Girls are celebrating an outstanding set of A Level results once again. Amongst the stand out achievements, three students are thrilled to have gained a place at Oxford University, two of whom are starting the same course. Sofie Osmani and Lucy McGauran-Porter have both gained a place on the highly competitive History course at Oxford. Sofie achieved two A*s and one A, and Lucy achieved three A*s. Daniela Johnstone gained one A* and two As and has gained a place studying Medicine. Amongst the other high fliers were Alice Findlay, who achieved three As and is going to study at Harvard University in the US; Madeleine Smith, who achieved one A* and 2 As and is going to study Medical Sciences at Leeds and Emily Thomas, who achieved two A*s and one A is going to be studying English Language at Birmingham. Other students who achieved all As and A*s included Natalie Atkinson, Lucy Evans, Ellen Johnson, Daniela Johnstone and Grace Reynolds. Jane MacDonald, Assistant Headeacher and Head of Sixth Form said, ‘the achievements of these young women are stunning. They have worked so hard to achieve such outstanding results and all that hard work has paid off. We are massively proud of them.’ The school is celebrating 25% of students with As and A*s and half achieving A* to B. 96 students have accepted offers at university, most of which were first choice places. Julia Harley, Headteacher, said, ‘each year we are thrilled that so many of our students achieve their goal to study at University. This year group achieved superbly at GCSE and have now achieved outstanding A Level results. Our thanks go to the students, parents and staff who work so hard to achieve this level of success.’ In stand-out subjects, the amount of students gaining grades at A* – B is very high, including Textiles at 70%, Graphics at 75%, Film studies at 80%, French at 75% and 100% for Further Maths. BTEC sport had another outstanding year with a 100% pass rate, and 4 out of 6 students gaining the equivalent of an A*. Similarly, Production Arts gained a 100% pass rate, with 5 out of 8 students achieving the equivalent of an A or A*. The percentage of students gaining A* – C in subjects was also very impressive, including 100% in Textiles and Food Technology, 92% in English Language, 89% in Art, 83% in Geography, 82% in History, 81% in Psychology and 80% in Resistant Materials. Deputy Headteacher, Carly Waterman said, ‘our teachers work incredibly hard to ensure our students meet their potential. We are privileged to have such dedicated and skilled staff.’ Particular praise is given to students who have overcome many obstacles to achieve excellent outcomes including Sophie Greenfield and Juliette Johnson. Val Hodson, Deputy Headteacher said, “we are so proud of the achievements of all our students, particularly those who have faced a range of challenges, yet have remained so focused on their futures.’
With effect from September 2016, NSG uniform will be as follows: Main Uniform *Grey blazer with NSG logo *Northampton School for Girls tie *Grey V neck jumper (optional) White shirt Plain black skirt (loose fitting and approximately knee length) or plain black tailored trousers, full length (not black jeans, not ‘skinny leg’ trousers and not linen trousers). Plain black shoes (heels must be a sensible height so that the shoe is a comfortable walking shoe). No trainers. If worn, religious headwear must be black. PE Kit (remains unchanged) *Black / white sports polo shirt with NSG logo *Black / white sports fleece with NSG logo Black shorts and/or track pants *These items will be available to purchase through: The Schoolwear Shop 40 Abington Square, Northampton, NN1 4AA Phone: 01604 635828 Web: https://theschoolwearshop.net All other uniform items can be purchased from your choice of retailer, however no items of the new uniform are available from the school. ** Please Note ** Prices and the availability date for the new uniform are yet to be confirmed – the school website will be updated accordingly as soon as possible. All students entering Northampton School for Girls in September 2016 will be required to wear the new uniform. Students already in school may continue to wear the current uniform until it needs replacing. The old uniform is no longer available to purchase from Sportswear International, however we have a limited stock of some items in school which can be purchased on a first come, first served basis. Order forms are available from Student Services and the Finance Office.
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