2021 A Level Highlights
A*/A grades overall
A*/A grades in English and Mandarin
A*grades in Art and Further Maths
A Level Results 2021
Sixth Form students at North Bridge House Senior Canonbury celebrated another year of outstanding A Level results, achieving an impressive 65% A*-A grades. 90% of the school’s grades were a B or above.
Top performing student Harry Story achieved 3 A*s in Geography, Government and Politics and History, securing a place to study Geography at the highly competitive Durham University.
Head Boy Andrea Agostini and Senior Prefect Mia Chai each achieved a D1 (the top Cambridge Pre-U grade, equivalent to an A**), an A* and an A, gaining entry to their first-choice universities: The University of Edinburgh (to read Economics) and University College London (to study Psychology) respectively.
The pair both celebrated success in Mandarin as well as the notoriously tough STEM subjects, with Andrea securing an A* in Maths and an A in Economics, and Mia achieving an A* and in Psychology and an A in Biology.
Overall, the school achieved 100% A*-A grades across English Literature, Latin, Mandarin and Music, highlighting a real strength in our languages department. Furthermore, we secured 100% A* grades in Further Maths and Art, adding to our track record of both academic and creative success.
Michael Connelly was also among the high achievers, securing a place to study Mathematics at University College London with A*A*A in Further Maths, Maths and Chemistry respectively.
Many NBH Senior Canonbury students gained places to study at their first-choice universities, including top Russell Group and creative institutions such as University of Bristol, Durham University, King’s College London, University of Liverpool, University of Sheffield, University College London, University of York, and Royal Academy of Music.
2021 GCSE Highlights
Grades 7-9 overall
Compared to 28.9% national average
Grades 7-9 in Italian and Mandarin
Top results in Modern Foreign Languages
Top Grade 9
Compared to 7.7% national average
GCSE Results 2021
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury students celebrated another year of outstanding GCSE results, with an overall 65% grades 7 or above (the equivalent of an ‘A’ or higher) – compared to 28.9% nationally – and 15% at grade 9.
The school saw notable success in the languages department: 100% of students achieved grade 7 or above in all of Italian, Latin and Mandarin. A further 25% of students secured the top grade 9 in Spanish.
The school’s impressive number of high grades continued across science and the arts, with 84% and 89% of students achieving grades 7-9 in Biology and Physics respectively, 41% securing grade 9 in Art and 100% celebrating grade 8 (the previous A* equivalent) in Photography. Overall, North Bridge House Senior Canonbury saw 38% of all grades awarded at 8+ and almost a third of all students achieve straight grade 7s and above.
Top performing student Evie Claisse particularly excelled, achieving seven grade 9s and two 8s, securing the top grade in the three sciences, English (Lit. and Lang.) and Maths.
Fellow high achiever Nick Kazarina also saw top grade success, achieving grade 9s in French, History and Music among his string of 7-9 grades. Talia Kenan continued to highlight the school’s strengths in the languages and humanities departments, gaining six grade 9s in Art, English Language, French, History, Italian and Religious Studies as well as two grade 8s and three 7s.
2020 A Level Highlights
A*/A grades overall
A*/A grades in Chemistry and Maths
A* grades overall
A Level Results 2020
Sixth Form students at North Bridge House Senior Canonbury celebrated their highest A Level results to date, having achieved an outstanding 68% A*- A grades despite this year’s challenging lockdown circumstances.
With a huge 40% A* grades overall and half of all students scoring straight As or higher, the school outperformed the national average of 9% A* grades.
Top performing students Jason Jiang and Taha Mirshahi achieved 4 A*s and 3 A*s respectively, plus an additional A and A* in the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Jason will read Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and Taha is embarking on a degree in Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London.
The pair both celebrated success in Spanish as well as the notoriously tough STEM subjects, with Jason securing three of his A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Economics, and Taha achieving the top grade in Biology and Chemistry.
Overall, NBH Senior Canonbury achieved a clean sweep of 100% A*-A grades across Chemistry and Maths and 100% A* grades in Further Maths and Art, highlighting the school’s strength in both academic and creative fields.
Saif Ismail and Matilde Pistolesi were also among the high achievers, celebrating A*A*AA and AAA with an A* in the EPQ respectively, and securing places at their first-choice universities to read Aerospace Engineering and Law.
Many NBH Senior Canonbury students (including those from last year’s cohort who opted to take a gap year) have gained a place to study at their first-choice university, including top Russell Group destinations such as Cambridge, Oxford, Cardiff, Leeds and Queen Mary University of London.
2020 GCSE Highlights
Top Grade 9
Compared to 6.6% national average
Grades 7-9 in Physics & Computer Science
Maintaining top results in STEM subjects
Grades 7-9 overall
Compared to 25.9% national average
GCSE Results 2020
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury students achieved highly impressive GCSE results despite the challenge of lockdown, with an overall 66% achieving Grade 7 or above (the equivalent of an ‘A’ or higher) and 24% making the top Grade 9.
The school upheld its high performance across a broad range of academic and creative subjects for another year running, with 86% and 100% of students achieving Grades 7-9 in Physics and Art respectively.
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury’s impressive number of high grades continued across science and the humanities, with 36% Grade 9 in both Biology and History and 29% in Geography.
Overall, 47% of all grades awarded were 8+ – the previous A* equivalent – which is particularly high for an academically non-selective school.
Top performing student Nick Fulford particularly excelled, achieving eight Grade 9s, an 8 and a 7. Having secured the top Grade 9 across the sciences, Art, French, Geography, Maths and Further Maths, Nick aspires to pursue a degree in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.
NBH Senior Canonbury student Felix Andrew also saw success in the STEM subjects, gaining Grade 9 in Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths, as well as French. Fellow high achiever Asha Bewtra continued to highlight the school’s strength in the languages department, gaining five Grade 9s in Art, English Language and Literature, Geography and Mandarin among her string of 7-9 grades.
2019 A Level Highlights
A*/A grades overall
A*/A grades in English Literature
A*/A grades in Maths
A Level Results 2019
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury’s best A Level results yet saw 34% of A*/A grades and 21% of all students scoring straight As or higher.
Founding members of the school, students Aleksandr Markov and Georgia Prentice achieved A*A*A and AAA respectively. Georgia will read Philosophy at Bristol and Aleksandr will read Neuroscience at Edinburgh.
Similarly, Bertie Lyhne-Gold, Jacob Honig-Rozario were also among the students who joined the school when it first opened in September 2014, and each were celebrating securing an A* and two A grades.
Top grade success was also celebrated in English Literature with 50% A*/A grades (vs 24.8% national average) and 50% A*/A grades in Biology (vs 24.4% national average).
Many North Bridge House Senior Canonbury students have gained a place to study at their first-choice university, including the University of Oxford and top Russell Group destinations, such as Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, University College London (UCL) and York.
2019 GCSE Highlights
Grade 9 overall
Compared to 4.5% national average
Grades 7-9 in all subjects
Exceptionally high standards for a mixed ability school
Grade 9 in Science
GCSE Results 2019
Students from North Bridge House Senior Canonbury celebrated excellent GCSE results this year, 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.
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.
Amongst our highly qualified staff are Oxbridge graduates and teachers with experience of interviewing candidates for Oxford and Cambridge universities. They are able to guide students throughout the university application process (UCAS), and provide additional mentoring for Oxbridge and Russell Group candidates.
Mock interviews give students the opportunity to practise their communication skills, testing their subject-specific understanding and personal statements. In subject-specific interviews, students complete a range of tasks designed to test their suitability for higher education, whilst personal statement interviews test students’ passion for their subject and knowledge beyond the A Level syllabus. Sixth Formers then discuss how the interview went and receive helpful feedback and advice on the next steps to take.
NBH Canonbury also collaborates with other schools, exchanging knowledge with staff and inviting external students to practise their interview skills in an unfamiliar environment.
External Year 13 student preparing to read French and Spanish at Oxford
My interviews at North Bridge House were invaluable. The experience was enjoyable, yet challenging, as I was certainly pushed to my limits. The detailed feedback given to me after each interview allowed me to identify key areas for improvement, increasing my confidence in preparation for the real thing.