Northampton High School GDST students do themselves proud

Ellie and Grace are all smiles as they collect their stellar results, and now  head off to study Mathematics and Geography respectively.
Ellie and Grace are all smiles as they collect their stellar results, and now head off to study Mathematics and Geography respectively.

Once again, we are delighted to announce excellent A Level results for Northampton High students in the 2019 season. At a time when the media focus is on the human cost of the school league table system, we are proud that our Y13 students, with the support and nurturing guidance of staff, coped superbly with the pressures of the examination system. Fearless and focused as they were throughout, they have thoroughly earned the plaudits they receive today – with 50% of students achieving all A*-B grades and 24% earning three or more A*/As.

The Headmistress, Dr Helen Stringer, paid tribute to the girls and staff, commenting, ‘I congratulate the girls on their impressive achievements and send out a wholehearted vote of thanks to all my colleagues who have contributed to these successes. The splendid grades speak for themselves, of course, but what I am most proud of is the fact that every individual has compiled a compelling portfolio of qualifications plus skills and experiences with which to launch onto an ambitious path which is all her own.

Leyna and her family celebrate as her exceptional grades confirm she is off to  Birmingham to study Medicine.
Leyna and her family celebrate as her exceptional grades confirm she is off to Birmingham to study Medicine.

It is a particular pleasure to see the girls enjoying success in a dizzying range of fields, both traditional and innovative. To illustrate this with just one example, two- thirds of our students studying Maths, Further Maths and Physics achieved A*/A grades and our success in preparing our aspiring medics was tremendous and, at the same time, almost a fifth of girls are going on to pursue courses in creative and performing arts, including music conservatoires and courses in emerging areas such as fashion imaging.

We know how important it is for our students not only to get a place on the course of their dreams but also to be able to flourish and excel when they get there. I have enormous confidence in every member of the Class of 2019 to do exactly that, because they have already pushed their own boundaries with us, whether that be via an EPQ (with 83% of submissions at A*/A this year), in Electives and MOOCS or through social action and work experience.

Thea and Natasha share a happy embrace.
Thea and Natasha share a happy embrace.

Drawing on the expertise and energy of our exceptional staff, both teaching and support, and fuelled by the power of the GDST network, we know that there is no limit to what our students can achieve in the future. Today is about honouring the hard work and collaborative success of the past and also about sharing in the collective excitement about what the future will hold for our leavers.’

We are delighted to publish our students’ A Level results 2019:

24% of all students achieved 3 or more A*/As 50% of all students achieved all A*-B grades 70% of all grades at A*-B 86% of all grades A*-C 100% pass rate 83% EPQ graded at A*/A