2017 A-Level Highlights
A*-B grades in English
A* & A grades in Art
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 the second 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 Manchester reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
A-Level Results 2016
Two academic years after opening, we were very proud of our first set of A-Level results and our 100% pass rate, but most of all, our Advanced Level Information System (ALIS) Value-Added.
Our 2016 results saw many students exceed their ALIS predictions as well as their own expectations, evidencing Ofsted’s observation that ‘students make well above expected levels of progress over time’, and proving the value we add to pupils’ academic performance.
67% of Maths and Further Maths candidates achieved an A Grade, as did 67% of Art candidates, highlighting the impressive measure of both academic and creative talent across the small cohort.
Results were particularly high in Maths and Science, with high achievers Melina and Will gaining straight A grades in these areas. Having studied Maths, Chemistry and Biology, Melina will now pursue a career in Medicine, whilst Will is looking forward to reading Economics at the University of Bristol, with his A grades in Maths, Further Maths and Economics. Read more.
*Following the opening of North Bridge House Canonbury in September 2014, our founding Year 9 cohort will sit their GCSEs in Summer 2017.
UCAS Guidance & Mock Interviews
A number of our outstanding teachers are Oxbridge graduates and have experience in 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.