Our flexible curriculum for GCSE and A Level encourages our girls to play to their strengths, to find what they love and what they’re best at, and to use that energy and passion to achieve extraordinary things.
Extraordinary learning leads
to academic success
From those first exciting lessons learned at the Infant and Junior School to the specialist techniques of the Sixth Form curriculum, NGHS girls learn to tackle intellectual challenges with curiosity, intelligence, passion and academic rigour.
Our research-led teaching techniques
An education free from stereotypes, in an environment where girls learn without limits, complemented by unparalleled leadership opportunities, means our girls go on to excellent higher education establishments including Oxbridge and the Russell Group universities. They pursue exciting careers or adventurous gap years, confident in whatever they choose to do. The resilience, passion and positive attitude they take away from NGHS set them up for the rest of their lives.
We encourage girls to read throughout their school lives. We know that girls learn best when they engage with a subject deeply, explore a subject thoroughly and understand the relevance of what they’re taught. These are also the qualities that set applicants apart when applying for Oxbridge and other top universities, as well as in their chosen professions.
With two libraries and daily newspapers delivered to common spaces, girls are always reading. They read for pleasure, for study and for deep learning. We love to see this. We know that once a girl has a love of learning, she’s set for life.
Our research-led teaching techniques and girl-centric approach means that our whole school environment is designed with girls in mind. Girls learn best through collaboration, discussion and understanding the relevance of what they’re learning. Our lessons, lunch time clubs and common room spaces are all designed to maximise these techniques, and coupled with the expertise of our teaching staff, we know that girls at NGHS are set up in the best way possible for success.
Our latest GCSE and A Level results were as strong as ever, with 100% of our girls passing their A Levels, an incredible 53% of those graded A* to A and 82% graded A* to B. GCSE grades were 5 times higher than the national average, with 82% graded 9 to 6 and 23% at grade 9.
When I walk into our classrooms, I see excitement, engagement, fun, challenge and curiosity all around!Lindsay Wharton-Howett, Assistant Head