‘Superb sportsmen, artists, musicians and actors’ at NSB celebrate 80 per cent pass rate

Northampton School for Boys celebrated a good pass rate, with 80 per cent getting the five A* to C grades required.
Northampton School for Boys celebrated a good pass rate, with 80 per cent getting the five A* to C grades required.
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Northampton School for Boys saw 80 per cent of its pupils reach A* to C pass grades in English and maths in another year of strong GCSE results.

Headmaster, Richard Bernard, said: “I am delighted for all the students and staff that they have been rewarded with such a superb set of grades which maintain the upward trend of GCSE outcomes at the school in recent years.

Northampton School for Boys pupils celebrated top GCSE results today.

Northampton School for Boys pupils celebrated top GCSE results today.

“With academic outcomes well above national expectations, national and international excellence in school representative sport and the arts as well as a thriving extra-curricular and residential programme the educational package at NSB is a truly stand-out provision for our students.”

The amount of students gaining an A* to C in both English language and maths GCSEs rose from last year to above 80 per cent with the Maths A* to C rate above 90 per cent.

A total of 123 students achieved at least one A* or A grade or more, and 48 students achieved a minimum of five A* or A grades.

Deirdre Kennedy, the director of sixth form, said: “What is really important is that almost every boy seeking a place in our sixth form will have got the grades needed to begin their A-level courses.

Head of year Roger Davies, added: “This year group have not only done well academically, but have also been a tremendous group of boys to work with.

“They have been superb role models for the younger students in the school, maintaining a disciplined approach to their studies while throwing themselves into extra curricular life.

“The cohort includes superb sportsmen, artists, musicians and actors who have been justly rewarded for their efforts.”

Those with 10 A and *A grades are: Matthew Jenson, Liam Fahey, Sam Smith, Timothy Riches, Joseph Hennessy, Ashley Pearsona and Alex Grinyer.