GCSE results day 2023 at Norwich High School for Girls

Congratulations to the Year 11 students at Norwich High School for Girls GDST who are celebrating and looking forward to starting their A Levels after receiving their GCSE results today.

Alison Sefton, Head of Norwich High School for Girls had this to say:

“I am so proud of all our Year 11 students today. Well over a third of all grades gained were 9-8. As a year group they have supported each other and worked so well with teachers to reach this point in their education. Our inclusive ACTIVE approach to learning in the Senior School helps students be independent learners and also recognises the skills needed to ensure students become real world ready.”

“These well rounded individuals have something important to contribute to their communities and they should be really proud of their achievements. Thank you to everyone who has helped the students including our excellent teaching staff, the wider pastoral team and their families.”

Head of Year 11 Rebecca Musson added her thoughts:

“I am thrilled with these results. Nationally, this year group nationally have had to overcome so many challenges following the covid pandemic. Having undertaken their Key Stage 3 learning through the lockdowns has had a significant impact in terms of the foundations of core subjects including Maths, English, Science and the Languages. Our brilliant students have met every challenge with tenacity, resilience, good humour and energy.”

“Having sat these public examinations and moved through this stage in their education will set them in good stead for their future both in the Sixth Form and beyond. They will be able to explore subjects they are passionate about in more detail and grasp new opportunities to stretch themselves as they think about what their future career path might look like. I know they will rise to future challenges, both pastorally and academically, in the same impressive manner.”

Subject successes

  • In Geography, 47% of all students gained 9-8.
  • In History, 36% of students gained 9-8.
  • 90% of all grades in Latin were 9-7 with academic scholar Caitlin Brookes-Boud, Inayah Alam and Kezia Garwood all gaining a 9. Kezia is going on to study Classical Civilisation, Ancient Greek, French and Latin at A Level at Norwich High Sixth Form.
  • Overall, the English grades were very good with two thirds of all students gaining 9-8 in English Language and half of all students gaining 9-8 in English Literature.
  • In Physical Education, Sport scholar Eva Buckley gained a 9 and both Isobel Waller and Estelle Widdows, who also hold sports scholarships, achieved an 8.
  • Fine Art and Textiles both had excellent results. Isabella Woodward gained an 8 in Fine Art and in Textiles and is going on to study both along with Business at A Level at Norwich High Sixth Form.

Director of Sixth Form at Norwich High School for Girls, Hazel Packer, added her closing remarks:

“We are really looking forward to welcoming many of our bright and tenacious outgoing Year 11s into our Sixth Form this September, when we will also be welcoming some fantastic new students into the school community. Having had an exciting refurbishment over the summer holiday, the Sixth Form Centre is looking absolutely super and provides inspiring and engaging spaces for students to work and collaborate.”

GCSE results at other GDST schools

Find out how other GDST girls from across our 25 all girls, independent schools have done in their GCSEs 2023.