Northampton High School is delighted to announce another year of excellent A Level results with over a quarter achieving three or more A*/A grades, over a third achieving at least one A* and one in ten gaining at least 2A*S.
These achievements are particularly encouraging given that many were under the new linear A Level exams which have proved more challenging nationally than the modular exams which are now being phased out.
The Headmistress, Dr Helen Stringer, paid tribute to the girls and staff, and commented:
"I am so very proud of the girls for all they have achieved. We are, of course, living in uncertain times in the education scene as a whole and with A Levels in particular and so it is reassuring for our girls and their families to know that the combination of ambition for every individual, bespoke guidance and superb academic and personal support continues to be a winning formula.
The vital ingredient is that we believe in our girls and this means that they believe in themselves. To see them aim high, work hard and smartly, achieve so well in those all-important qualifications and at the same time grow in confidence as people ready to take on the world is an absolute privilege. A school is above all its people and I know that the staff at the High School are really special – they get to know the girls so well as individuals and go the extra mile (and far beyond) to inspire, guide and support them.
Class of 2017 – I salute you and wish you all the very best in the next, exciting phase of life."