North Bridge House Senior Hampstead students celebrate GCSE achievements
Students from North Bridge House Senior Hampstead are celebrating highly impressive GCSE results today, with an overall 68% achieving Grade 7 or above (the equivalent of an ‘A’ or higher), and 27% making the top Grade 9 – compared to 6.3% nationally.
Regardless of this year’s challenging circumstances, the school has upheld its outstanding performance in the sciences for another year running, achieving a remarkable number of Grade 9s: 46% in Biology and 43% in both Chemistry and Physics.
Also known for our strong visual arts department, North Bridge House Senior Hampstead scored 91% and 82% Grade 7+ in Art and Photography respectively.
96% of students achieved a “strong pass” at Grade 5+ in English and 97% in Maths, highlighting the school’s strength in both academic and creative fields.
Overall, our high-achieving school is celebrating 44% of all grades awarded at 8+ – the previous A* equivalent – which is particularly high for an academically non-selective school.
Mr Brendan Pavey, Executive Headteacher of North Bridge House Senior Schools, said:
“These are an outstanding set of results for our students and they should be incredibly proud of their achievements. We welcome a mixed ability intake at NBH, allowing the children that join us to flourish in whatever area of the curriculum best suits them. Our model of ‘high support, low pressure’ has proven once again that children can enjoy their school experience whilst achieving grades they never believed possible when they first joined!”
Top performing student Lucas Chow particularly excelled, achieving nine Grade 9s and an 8 in addition to the A* he had already gained in French. Having secured the top Grade 9 across English, Maths, Further Maths, Music, Computer Science, 3D Design and the sciences, Lucas is the school’s highest ever achieving student. He is looking forward to progressing with A Level studies in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and French.
Fellow high achiever and Head Girl, Soha Adour secured an exceptional eight Grade 9s and an 8, as did Edward Wright. The pair, like Lucas, both celebrated success in French, highlighting the school’s strength in languages and contributing to the 85% of 7+ grades in this subject.
Head of School, Mr Chris Jones said:
“I am so very proud of all our students. Despite life as they know it having completely changed during lockdown, they have shown incredible resilience and adaptability, achieving results which clearly give them the opportunity to fulfil their life aspirations. These fantastic results are a testimony to both them and their teachers, who have remained committed to maintaining the highest standards of education.”
As the school continues to go from strength to strength, identifying with each of its pupils to find their personal path to success, this year saw the real benefit of NBH Senior Hampstead’s unique, individualised provision. Students continued to receive one-to-one pedagogical and pastoral support and preparation for post-16 studies even during lockdown. Further to a full timetable of virtual lessons, Year 11 students then received online A Level taster lessons during their study leave, allowing them to make informed choices regarding their future academic pathways.
Executive Headteacher Brendan Pavey concludes:
“Huge congratulations to all our pupils and the wonderful, talented and dedicated staff who help them achieve their dreams.”
Published on: 20th August 2020