Following excellent A Level results last week, Newcastle High School for Girls is today celebrating its first set of GCSE results.

We are delighted to report that over 80% of girls achieved A* – B in the year that the new, and more rigorous, GCSE examinations were taken.

In addition, five girls from the leading school have been awarded an exceptional 10 A*s each and an incredible 48 girls have each achieved eight or more of the top grades at A* and A.

Hilary French, headmistress at Newcastle High School for Girls, said: “There have been some spectacular results and I am thrilled for the girls. They have worked hard and I am extremely proud of them. Well over half of the entries are at A* and A grades; a wonderful achievement that feels all the more overwhelming as it comes so soon after our superb A Level results of last week.”

Whilst the GCSE results were impressive across the board at Newcastle High, stand out results in the Sciences have seen the girls excelling in subjects that traditionally they are reported to avoid.

Hilary French said:  ‘It is particularly gratifying to see the girls excel in these areas; well over 60% of entries are at A* or A grades in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The number of girls achieving these top grades is superb and I am delighted that so many of them will help to reverse the national trend by taking Science and other STEM subjects at A Level.

“In the Creative Arts subjects over 75% of grades are at A * or A, and a stunning 100% of Latin entries are at A* or A – 90% at A*.  These results are phenomenal and I am so pleased for all the girls and of course the staff who have worked so hard to help them to achieve their best. The dedication of our staff is second to none.

“Like our founding schools, Newcastle High continues to deliver fabulous results for girls at both GCSE and A Level.

“The girls who have received their GCSE results today are looking forward to starting the next stage of their education at our Sixth Form where they will continue to develop their academic skills and benefit from the enormous support and guidance we provide in preparation for university and life beyond.”


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