One hundred sixth formers destined for university in Northampton School for Girls’ centenary year

A level results day. 'Northampton School for Girls. 'Christarose Maphosa, A*,A,D, going to study nutrition at Nottingham University, Sophie Battison, A*,A*,A, going to study economics at Nottingham University and Alice Fitt, Distinction*, A*,A,B, going to study sport and exercise science at the University of Birmingham.

A level results day. 'Northampton School for Girls. 'Christarose Maphosa, A*,A,D, going to study nutrition at Nottingham University, Sophie Battison, A*,A*,A, going to study economics at Nottingham University and Alice Fitt, Distinction*, A*,A,B, going to study sport and exercise science at the University of Birmingham.

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Top A-level results will see more than 100 Northampton School for Girls pupils go on to study at university in the school’s 100th year.

Staff and students at the Spinney Hill Road school were celebrating today after another strong AS and A Level results.

A - level results day. 'Northampton School for Girls. 'Hayley Wagstaff, A*,A*,A, going to study geography at Leeds University, Abbie Pickering, A*,A,A, going to study politics at Cardiff University. NNL-150813-121321009

A - level results day. 'Northampton School for Girls. 'Hayley Wagstaff, A*,A*,A, going to study geography at Leeds University, Abbie Pickering, A*,A,A, going to study politics at Cardiff University. NNL-150813-121321009

At A Level, 92 per cent of students gained three or more passes and 92 per cent gained at least one grade C.

Headteacher, Julia Harley, said: “I am absolutely delighted with the achievement of our students.  

“As a result of their outstanding success, over 100 students will be heading to university next term.  

“It is a truly fitting way to celebrate the 100th birthday of the school.”

The school saw excellent results in textiles and dance, with 79 per cent and 75 per cent of students receiving A* to B grades respectively.

Those celebrating outstanding results this morning included Cleo Annandale, whose three A grades mean she is going to study violin at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Sophie Battison’s two A*s and an A mean she is going to study economics at the University of Nottingham; Arianne De Los Santos will read law at University College London after attaining an A* and two As and Olivia Maxwell is going on to study biochemistry at Leeds with three As.

Assistant head teacher and head of sixth form, Jane MacDonald, said: “We are once again delighted with our results, particularly the increased number of students achieving A* to B grades.  

“It is very satisfying that the vast majority of our students have got into the university of their choice.

“A huge well done to all our students and their families.”  

Similar success was achieved at AS Level, where 84 per cent of students gained three or more grades at A* to E and 96 per cent gained two or more.