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Phenomenal GCSE Results!

22 August 2019

Staff and students are celebrating sensational GCSE results at NGHS this year. Following on from a 9% rise in A-level results last week, the Year 11 students achieved just shy of 80% of their GCSEs at Grades 7-9 (formerly A*-A). This represents an increase of 8% on last year’s results. There were excellent results in Maths and all three sciences with almost 50% of the year group achieving a 9 in GCSE Maths, which is only awarded to around 3% of entries nationwide. Over 40% of Physics entries scored a 9, which is an improvement on last year’s already impressive 33%, in Biology 84% scored Grades 9-7 and in Chemistry well over a third of students scored the highest possible Grade 9. In wider science courses, 94% achieved Grades 9-7 in Design Technology and 97% scored Grades 9-6 in Computing. Finally, every Music GCSE student attained a Grade 9-7 with 88% achieving a Grade 9-8 (A*A).

Two students achieved Grade 9s in all their examinations: G Slater and E Rowley, who also added an A and A* respectfully in Further Maths to their already amazing grades. Another 14 students achieved all their GCSEs at Grades 9-8 and 37 girls achieved all their GCSEs at Grades 7-9 only (formerly A*-A). Early indications show that the year group is likely to have added almost a full grade’s value to each of their subjects, when compared to national expectation, which is truly outstanding.

Michael Scott, Headteacher, was bowled over by this year’s results: “Our Year 11s have not only achieved some of the School’s best ever results, they have made significant contributions to our school community through peer mentoring, Duke of Edinburgh and wide extra-curricular participation. They truly deserve the results that they have attained and this is down to their hard work, significant parental support and the professional, high-quality teaching they have received at NGHS. They are also a popular year group with staff and we are overjoyed for them. We look forward to continuing to challenge, support and motivate these girls (and those who join us from other schools) to succeed in our Sixth Form.”

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