Newcastle High School reports a 20 percentage point rise in top grades

Newcastle High School for Girls, under new leadership, has seen a sharp improvement in its A-level results compared with 2018.  

The school has reported that over half of the A-level grades achieved by the pupils at the School are at A* and A, and an impressive 80% at grades A * to B. Both of these statistics represent rise of 20 percentage points on results reported in 2018 and will see the school soaring back up the league tables.

Appointed as Head in September 2018, Mr Michael Tippett has spent his first year in post focusing on academic attainment for all the pupils at the leading girls’ school.

He said: “Our A Level results show an increase of 20 percentage points at both A* – A grade and A* to B grades.  With 51% of grades at A* to A and 80% at A * to B, the effort and sheer hard work of the girls has been recognised in this outstanding set of results.

“Underpinning the girls’ achievements is the excellent teaching and support they receive at NHSG and I would like to congratulate our staff, as well as the girls.

“For the girls these results will mean that they will now be following the university and career paths of their choice. I know they have exciting futures ahead of them and we wish them every success.

Mr Tippett added: “We are reporting excellent results across all subject areas today ranging from Dance and Geography to Maths and Science and this is testament to the new approach taken by the School over the past year. We will build upon this success as we continue to focus on delivering the very best for each and every girl at NHSG.   I am a passionate believer that an all-girl school provides the perfect environment for girls to achieve without limits and I am looking forward to a bright future for NHSG and all our pupils.”