A-levels: One quarter of Northampton High School students achieve three or more A grades

Northampton High School has announced over one quarter of their students have achieved three or more A*/A grades with one in ten year 13s gaining at least two A* overall.

Thursday, 17th August 2017, 3:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:43 am
L-R: Lauren Mercer, Lauren Kurnild, Amber Fransham, Charlotte Dykes, Georgina Beeby, Jemima Worsford and Georgia Brooke.

This news emerges after students sat tests under the new linear A-level exam system, which the school says, 'has proved more challenging nationally' as opposed to the modular exams sat over a period of two-years and are now being phased out.

Headteacher, Dr Helen Stringer said she is proud of what the girls have achieved.

"We are, of course, living in uncertain times in the education scene as a whole and with A-levels in particular and so it is reassuring for our girls and their families to know that the combination of ambition for every individual, bespoke guidance, and superb academic and personal support continues to be a winning formula.

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L-R: Ellen Cooper, Becky Chin and Maya Kansagra.

"The vital ingredient is that we believe in our girls and this means that they believe in themselves. To see them aim high, work hard and smartly, achieve so well in those all-important qualifications and at the same time grow in confidence as people ready to take on the world is an absolute privilege.

"A school is above all its people and I know that the staff at the High School are really special – they get to know the girls so well as individuals and go the extra mile (and far beyond) to inspire, guide and support them.

"Class of 2017 – I salute you and wish you all the very best in the next, exciting phase of life."

Amber Fransham and Charlotte Dykes.
L-R: Ellen Cooper, Becky Chin and Maya Kansagra.
Amber Fransham and Charlotte Dykes.