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.”