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North Bridge House Senior Canonbury students celebrate GCSE achievements

Students from North Bridge House Senior Canonbury are celebrating excellent GCSE results today, with an impressive 62% achieving a Grade 7 or above (the equivalent of an ‘A’ or higher) and 22% making the top Grade 9 – compared to 4.5% nationally.

We are particularly delighted with the overall number of grades awarded at 7+ – the previous A grade equivalent – across a broad range of subjects – all of which are the new reformed, more exacting qualifications which are taken at the end of KS4 with very little or no coursework, and rely completely on the performance of the student on the day.

94% achieved a “strong pass” at Grade 5+ in English Language, 100% in English Literature and 87% in Maths.

While a huge 86% of students gained a Grade 7+ in Art, 84% and 75% of students achieved Grades 7-9 in Geography and Physics respectively (compared to 24.5% and 43.8% nationally) – highlighting NBH Canonbury’s academic strengths in the arts, humanities and science.

The school’s impressive number of high grades continued across the languages department, with 67% of grades at 8 or 9 in Chinese and 43% at 9 in French. Overall, in all subjects, 39% of grades were an 8 or 9, the latter being the equivalent of an A** to show exceptional performance.

Star student and local resident Michael Connelly particularly excelled, gaining eight Grade 9s and a Grade 8, plus an A* in Additional Maths. Michael is looking forward to continuing his education at North Bride House for Sixth Form and has chosen to take A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths and the Extended Project Qualification.

Like Michael, high performer Hongji Zhao also scored an A* in Additional Maths – a GCSE qualification designed to stretch particularly high achieving Mathematicians – as well as seven top Grade 9s, which included Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Among the many students who excelled in Science was Netanya Cassidy, who achieved five Grade 9s, three Grade 8s and a Grade 7 overall.

Brendan Pavey, Head of North Bridge House Senior School, said,

“It is a pleasure to celebrate with our staff and students who have worked so hard to achieve these results. My congratulations go to all of our GCSE students and I wish them every success as they take their next steps into A Levels and beyond. I look forward to welcoming back our Year 12 students in September.