There were celebrations all round on Thursday 13th August, following the release of this year’s highly anticipated A Level results.

With more than three quarters of all results at A* – B grade, 2015 marks a fantastic first year for the new school. Around a quarter of girls from the year group achieved all A* and A grades, with 43 per cent of all the grades awarded at this highest level. Across the board, girls picked up a string of outstanding results, excelling in the STEM subjects, with 50 per cent of all grades awarded at A* and A level and around half of the year group going on to study one of the STEM subjects at university.

At Newcastle High School for Girls, a strong emphasis is placed on individual development and the breadth and depth of education on offer enables every girl to follow her passion so the school is also proud to see girls going to study fashion, design, modern languages and Egyptology.

Headmistress, Hilary French, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be celebrating such wonderful results with our girls today. We know every year competition for university places gets tougher and I am thrilled so many of our girls have achieved their first choice of university and course.

“This is the first year of Newcastle High School for Girls and already the school is establishing itself as a leading light in education on both a regional and national scale. To achieve such success is testament to the hard work and dedication of our pupils and staff, and gives us all a great deal to be excited about for the future.

“Equally important to academic success is the personal development of our girls as they take the next step toward their future careers. At Newcastle High School for Girls, it is our overall aim to nurture and support our girls, equipping them with the values and skills they need to succeed in whatever they go on to do. The well-rounded education we offer has been designed to bring out the very best in all our pupils and help them flourish in today’s competitive landscape – whether that be university, work or life in general. When our girls leave us, we know that they are happy, confident and talented young women with the world at their feet. “All our girls have worked incredibly hard and I’m so proud of all their achievements. I look forward to our upcoming prize giving ceremony where we will be congratulating each of them by name.”

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