2018 GCSE Highlights
Grade 9 overall
Compared to 4.3% national average
Grade 9 in Maths
Plus all Further Maths candidates gaining A*/A**
A*/A or Grade 7+
Exceptionally high standards for a mixed ability school
GCSE Results 2018
Students from North Bridge House Senior Canonbury achieved an impressive 27% Grade 9s in the school’s second ever set of GCSE results. 70% of all grades achieved an A*/A or Grade 7 and above.
A remarkable 32% of students secured a Grade 9 in Maths. Four students also sat Further Maths GCSE – a qualification designed to stretch particularly high achieving Mathematicians and the only one which offers an A** award – and achieved 3 A** grades and an A*.
The school’s impressive number of Grade 9s continued across science and languages with 62% of students achieving the top grade in Physics and 80% in Spanish.
Star student, Oscar Brogden particularly excelled, gaining a complete set of Grade 9s and A*s. With nine Grade 9s, plus an A* in Music and an A** in Further Maths, Oscar is one of very few pupils to score so highly across the country.
|8-9 / A*||7-9 / A*-A||5-9 / C-A*|
|All subjects exc. Maths / English||50%||70%||94%|
2018 A Level Highlights
A*/A grades overall
A*/A grades in Maths
A*/A grades in Spanish
A Level Results 2018
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury’s third set of A Level results saw a number of the 26 Year 13 students achieve a clean sweep of A*/A grades.
With an A* in Maths and A grades in Physics and Further Maths, Arpi Saruhanyan secured a place at her first choice university, the University of Exeter to study Astrophysics.
Economics was a particularly popular subject of study with the class of 2018. Josh Tucker (AAA) accepted an offer from the University of Nottingham to pursue his interest while Sepehr Edalation (AAB) chose Queen Mary’s to study the subject. Yusif Cahusac (AAAB) will embark on a Political Economy course at Kings College, London.
NBH Canonbury maintained its strength in Modern Foreign Languages as students sat A Levels in French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. Spanish results were particularly impressive with all candidates gaining A grades.
GCSE Results 2017
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury celebrated its first set of GCSE results since opening in 2014 with an impressive 42% A*-A grades.
In Maths, 44% of students achieved the equivalent of an A or above, gaining Grade 7 or higher and 43% achieved the same in English Language, with 6 new top Grade 9s awarded across the cohort. One student scored three 9s – making him one of only 2,000 students in England to get 9s in English, English Literature and Maths, the top possible in the new system!
Notably, North Bridge House Canonbury students performed exceptionally well in languages, including Spanish and Mandarin. All three students taking Mandarin GCSE (all non-native speakers) each achieved an A*.
Languages as a whole at Canonbury – French, Spanish, German and Mandarin achieved 61% A*-A with 29% of those grades being A*.
Growing its reputation as a centre of excellence for the arts, Canonbury students achieved 100% A*-B in Art and 50% A*-A in Drama.
A Level Results 2017
North Bridge House Canonbury’s 2017 A Level results saw another year of exam success with 57% A*- B grades and an impressive ALIS Value-Added score of 0.3 for another year running, meaning many students gained a whole grade above predictions.
NBH Canonbury Sixth Form students particularly excelled in English Literature this year with 100% of pupils gaining A*-B grades. Sixth Form students also continued the school’s strong performance in Art with 100% celebrating A* and A grades.
Two of our high achievers, Yiwang Lim and Sama Aunallah celebrated a host of A* and A grades across a range of subjects. Yiwang gained a place at the University of Bath studying Economics with an A* in Economics and A grades in both Maths and Geography. Sama achieved four A grades in English, Economics, History and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), and successfully secured a place at the University of Bristol reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
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 with Mr. MacPherson 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.