North Bridge House Senior Hampstead students celebrate GCSE 2021 achievements
Students from North Bridge House Senior Hampstead are celebrating outstanding GCSE results today, with an overall 69% grades 7 or above (the equivalent of an ‘A’ or higher) – compared to 28.9% nationally – and 25% top 9 grades.
Despite a challenging 18 months for teaching and learning, the school upheld its high performance across a broad range of academic and creative subjects for another year running, with remarkable success in the sciences: 53% of students achieved the top grade 9 in Biology followed by 47% in Physics and 40% in Chemistry.
The Class of 2021, like all students at North Bridge House Senior Hampstead, benefitted from the school’s open options system where the timetable is built around the aspirations of the students. Consequently, the school’s impressive number of high grades continued across the technology and languages departments, with 40% of students achieving grade 9 in Food and Nutrition and 38% in French.
Top performing student Lara Wall particularly excelled, achieving straight grade 9s in all nine of her subjects. Lara is looking forward to progressing with her A Level studies in Maths, Physics, Philosophy and Politics at Woodhouse College.
Fellow North Bridge House Senior Hampstead students Shahnoor Babar, Aran Paskaralingam and Daisy Thompson were also ‘on cloud nine’, securing eight, seven and six grade 9s respectively.
As the school continues to go from strength to strength, identifying with each of its pupils to find their personal path to success, the real benefit of its unique, individualised provision became apparent during lockdown:
“From March 2020, whilst in Year 10, students worked with their teachers to embrace our extensive online learning programme, developing skills and knowledge far beyond the syllabi of their GCSE courses. Since returning to school, they have benefited from the individual support of their teachers to ensure they have not only succeeded in their courses but been prepared for their chosen Sixth Form courses,” said Head of School, Christopher Jones.
Overall, the high-achieving school saw 99% grades 5+ in English Language and 94% grades 5+ in both English Literature and Maths.
Brendan Pavey, Executive Headteacher of North Bridge House Senior Schools, said:
“These are a truly wonderful set of results from a cohort of students who have been through a GCSE course like no other! The resilience and dedication that they have shown in order to do their very best has been remarkable. I could not be prouder of them and their teachers!”
Published on: 12th August 2021