NHEHS girls triumph at GCSE!
Huge congratulations to NHEHS girls on an outstanding GCSE achievement.
With 47% of NHEHS’ GCSE entries graded 9 (the “double A*” grade) (compared with 5% nationally), NHEHS girls should feel very proud of their achievements today.
Eight girls were among only 837 nationally to have gained a 9 in all their qualifications and a quarter of girls scored all 9 – 8 grades (A* equivalent).
Despite national concerns about the difficulty of this year’s exams, the proportion of top grades at NHEHS is the second highest in the school’s history, almost matching last year’s record. The proportions of 9-7 (89%) and 9-5 grades (98%) are also strong, and consistent with previous years.
There were excellent results in STEM subjects, with strong proportions of grades 9-7 in Biology (98%), Physics (96%), Chemistry (93%) and Maths (91%), with 77% of the girls taking a further Additional Maths receiving the top grade of A.English Language celebrates a 100% 9-7 grade achievement alongside 99% of English Literature grades scoring these top grades.
Headmaster Matthew Shoults said today ‘With 89.5% of all grades achieving a 9-7 (the equivalent of A*-A), the girls should feel rightly proud of themselves. I am delighted that the girls have combined such excellent results while flourishing in their extra-curricular interests. We look forward to welcoming them into our sixth form next month’.
NHEHS girl Grace Murphy (pictured) said today : ‘I am happy and a bit surprised at my fantastic grades – I have worked really hard, especially since mocks earlier this year, and I’m glad it has paid off with all my grades 9-7 (A*-A). I’m looking forward to joining the sixth form and starting a brand new subject in September and I would like to say a big thank you to my teachers!’