A hubbub of laughter and excitement filled the Senior School foyer as students came together to celebrate their GCSE results at Northampton High School GDST. This cohort of Year 11 students have earned themselves outstanding GCSE results in the year that public examinations returned to pre-pandemic grading levels, with no mitigation in terms of marking by the exam boards.
The school is delighted to have recorded an excellent number of high grades, with 9 grade levels overall higher than in 2019 at 22%. 42% of grades awarded were at grade 9/8 (A* equivalent), in addition, 56% of students secured an impressive 6 or more GCSEs at grade 9-7. Overall, 9-5 grades returned to 2019 standards and the highest grades from 9-6 showed a significant improvement on the pre-pandemic years.
“After much speculation in the media about a substantial drop in top GCSE grades awarded this summer, I am delighted that the enormous hard work and talent of our teachers and pupils over the past two years has been reflected in an excellent set of results. Congratulations to our Year 11 pupils receiving their GCSE results. They performed extremely well over the course of their GCSE years and should be very proud of every grade. Today they can finally enjoy the fruits of their labours.” – Dr May Lee, Head
GCSE results at other GDST schools