On this second unconventional A-Level Results Day we have lots to celebrate with our amazing Year 13 girls as they join us at school to receive their grades.
They may not have participated in externally set examinations in the usual way, but they have worked tirelessly and completed many difficult assessments throughout another disrupted school year. Their achievements and impressive results are extremely well deserved. Their hard work and commitment has paid off and is reflected in some wonderful grades and exciting future prospects.
46.0% of grades were A*; 77.0% were A* – A; 95.3% were A*-B and 100% of our students achieved A* – C across all of their subjects.
And we are especially pleased to have our bursary girls going forward to study at prestigious universities, three of whom are going on to study Medicine and a further student heading off to Oxbridge. This makes us incredibly proud and cements the worth of our Bursary Scheme, giving students a brilliant opportunity, opening the doors to the bright futures they so deserve and enabling them to go on to give back to society.
It’s so rewarding to share in such success after another difficult year and we’re very proud of all of our Year 13s and what they have achieved. This year we’re celebrating five students going on to Oxbridge, and the majority heading off to Russell Group universities to study a diverse range of subjects including Mechanical Engineering, Modern and Medieval Languages, Medical Biochemistry, Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics, Marine Biology, Politics and Criminology, Interior Design, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Product Design and Game Art – a wonderful mix of STEM and creative subjects.
Our Head Girl gained a prestigious award for her chosen course at the University of Birmingham. She has been granted the Haworth Scholarship, which is awarded to the top four students entering the Chemistry department. There is no shortage of women in STEM at NGHS!
Enjoying the celebrations with the students and their families today, Head Mrs Keller, said:
“Following another testing year of disruption and challenges our students and teachers have yet again showed us what they’re made of. I’m absolutely over the moon with the well deserved rewards they’ve received today for everything they’ve done. I know it’s not been easy but they should all be super proud of their achievements. They have worked extremely hard and have achieved outstanding results consistently through their numerous assessments. I’m so excited about what lies ahead for them.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things and among these is the fact our girls do not give in. In fact, they’ve worked harder than ever, by rising to the challenge of continuous assessments and working with their teachers, who’ve worked tirelessly to support them, all the way through their disrupted A-Level courses. They have also looked after themselves and each other, continuing their extra-curricular activities and prefect duties. That’s true NGHS spirit and it has done us proud as we knew it would. Well done to everybody.
Take a look at our wonderful gallery of photographs below from the day, and read some of our profiles HERE.