A-Level students at Northampton High School achieve excellent results

Students, parents and staff of Northampton High School are celebrating superb A-Level results today, with students’ achievements a testament to their dedication and hard work in the first results gained from public examinations since the pandemic.

Dr May Lee, Head, paid tribute to the students commenting,

“I congratulate the students on making it through an incredibly tough two years. They were unable to sit GCSEs in 2020 and so this summer’s examinations were the first external assessments they took. Our students have shown true resilience, worked with maturity and perseverance, and their results are a real credit to them”.

Dr Lee continued, “With 77% of our students achieving all A*-B grades, and 27% gaining three or more A*/A grades, this has been a particularly excellent performance from our pupils and they thoroughly deserve the success that these grades represent. We are delighted to see the Class of 2022 accepting such a range of courses, including Medicine, Theology and Religion, International Relations, Law, History, Psychology, Chemistry, Nursing and Primary Education. They depart to bright futures at some of the country’s leading universities and most competitive courses and we wish them all the very best as they prepare for the next stage of their education. We look forward to seeing what this special year group will achieve in the future.

Behind the headlines there are many stories of students who have achieved against the odds or have faced incredible challenges. There are some great stories of individual success, with many students making significant progress over the course of their time at Northampton High School. I could name so many students who have done very well. I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight a few students who exemplify the achievement of the students in Year 13:

  • Florence, who has secured a place to read Theology, Religion & Philosophy of Religion at University of Cambridge.
  • Jodie, who has secured a place to study History at the University of Bristol. She was our Head Girl, contributing editor for school magazine, a member of the school debating team and also a keen sportswoman playing for the first team at Towcester’s Hockey Club. She adds three A*s for A-Level and an A* in EPQ to her amazing achievements.
  • Impressively, four students from the Class of 2022 have secured places to study Medicine including Shreya, former Deputy Head Girl for Student Services, who achieved top grades in all her subjects (three A*s for A-Level, A* in EPQ, and A in Core Maths AS-Level). Shreya combined her A-Level studies alongside being captain of the school badminton team and completing a Diploma in Classical Indian Dance.
  • Aspiring lawyer, Zara, is heading for Nottingham to read Law armed with A*A*A in A-Levels and A* in EPQ. In addition, she is an accomplished musician who plays the harp.
  • Isobel performed equally well and achieved A*AAA in her four A-Levels. She continues her studies at the University of St Andrews, where she will be reading International Relations. Furthermore, Isobel achieved her Gold Duke of Edinburgh award and is a Senior Air Cadet and volunteers with the British Red Cross and MSF.

Dr May lee continued, “Finally, my heartfelt thanks goes to our teachers for their commitment and support to each individual student and their passion for their subjects. They have worked tirelessly to ensure our students maintained focus and enthusiasm for their studies at every turn”.