A-Level results day 2020: Northampton High School records 85 percent A*-C grades before appeal process

Majority of students have already secured their university places

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 4:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 4:08 pm

A private school in Northampton is proud to announce high A-Level grades as they stand before the appeal process begins.

Northampton High School, in Hardingstone, has recorded 85 percent of all its grades between A* and C.

Although the all girls school expects further improvements from the appeal process due to how grades were decided this year, 15 percent of marks are already at an A* level.

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Emily Potter (left) and Lucy Ward (right) were among those from the school who received their grades today.

The Headmistress, Mrs Caroline Petryszak, said: “I congratulate the students on the mature way in which they have handled this unprecedented situation.

“With examinations cancelled they may have been tempted to put their feet up, but true to their spirit and that of the school, they took the opportunity to engage in masterclasses led by our own staff and those from across the GDST.

“They collaborated with others as they focused on preparation for university and undertook real- world training, including courses in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Design and Scriptwriting.

“In addition, they completed MOOCs (massive online open courses) delivered by universities across the world, and many gave their time to supporting their local communities through the Covid crisis.

Elena Crawford (top left), Ellie Byrom (bottom left) and Naomi Worth (right) were also celebrating today.

“Without doubt, they are fully prepared for independent study and I am incredibly proud of all that they have achieved over the past few months.

“I would also like to thank colleagues for their unstinting support of the students and for their hard work and professionalism throughout the crisis.

“All have demonstrated their adaptability, resilience and individuality and have learnt to work collaboratively even when apart.”

To add to the success of the school, 100 percent of students who took further mathematics and 100 percent of those who took part in the extended project qualification (EPQ), all received an A*.

The vast majority of students have already been successful in securing their university places, which range from maths, medicine and dentistry, to aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as international relations, political science, philosophy, psychology, fashion marketing, textile design and architecture.

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