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Newcastle High School For Girls - “One step closer to Medicine for Maria”

One step closer to Medicine for Maria

August 22, 2019

A nail biting wait for Maria is over as she learned of her outstanding GCSE results today at Newcastle High.

Receiving news of eight grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade A, Maria Zahid realised that she definitely had nothing to be worried about.

She said: “I was hoping to have achieved all grade 8s so my expectations of myself were high but I was utterly shocked and very relieved to see that I had achieved nearly all grade 9s. I am particularly delighted with my grade 9 in Maths.”

Asking Maria about the secret of her success and any advice she would offer girls starting their GCSE studies this year, Maria said: “I would advise to work hard right from day one in Year 10. I aimed to have the right mind-set and determination to achieve top grades. I also learned that there will always be set backs along the way, that sometimes things don’t go the way you want, so it’s important to learn how to pick yourself back up.”

Maria’s excellent results demonstrate exactly what can be achieved with the right approach.

Looking at the next stage of her education at NHSG, Maria will be taking A Levels in Biology and Chemistry; in addition she is currently choosing between Latin and Maths.

She explained: ”I am hoping to go on to study Medicine – I really love the sciences and Medicine feels like a natural progression – I am fascinated by how the body works. I do however very much enjoy Latin so I am going to see whether this will be an alternative option at A Level.

“I am very excited for Sixth Form at NHSG. I know it will be the start of a new journey for me and I am planning on starting with the right mind-set to do my very best.”

Newcastle High School For Girls - “An overwhelming outcome for Lily”

An overwhelming outcome for Lily

August 22, 2019

Nerves were replaced with joy for Lily Eckford as she collected a set of top grades at GCSE today.

The Newcastle High pupil said she was ’feeling quite good and a little overwhelmed’ about the outcome.

Lily said: ‘I haven’t really thought about results over the summer holidays, until today and I then got really nervous on our way here. I hid with my Mum at the back of the Hall to open my results envelope. I was really shocked and really happy to read what I had achieved. Thinking back to exams I didn’t think I had done too well and I never dreamed that I would get grade 9s!”

“I am now excited for Sixth Form and am glad to be putting Year 11 behind me and to be able to focus on a smaller number of subjects.

“I was originally considering Maths, History and Music at A Level but am now thinking that I should take Chemistry instead of Music because I got such a good grade at GCSE. If I don’t take Music A Level I will continue to be an active part of the Music co-curricular activity in School as I love performing and composing.  I don’t yet know what I want to do in the future so I want to take a mix of subjects that I know I can do well in.”

Newcastle High School For Girls - “Lucy plans for career in Law”

Lucy plans for career in Law

August 22, 2019

Lucy’s excellent GCSE results have cemented her decision to pursue Law after she finishes her A levels in 2021.

“I had originally wanted to become a vet but my GCSE years have taught me that I much prefer essay based subjects and languages rather than Science plus I have discovered that I am squeamish around blood!” explained Lucy Benn who received her GCSE results at Newcastle High today which included three 9s, five grade 8s and two grade 7s.

Lucy had originally opted to study A Levels in Biology Chemistry and Spanish but is now considering her options which will include Economics and Religious Studies instead.

She went on to explain more about her change of heart.

“As well as essay based subjects, I have always enjoyed the idea of debating and putting forward an argument.  I have been researching the content of Law degrees and I am going to start visiting some universities this autumn.

“I am excited for Sixth Form, especially being able to focus on just three subjects, as well as get involved in all the clubs and societies that are available.”

In the meantime, Lucy will be celebrating her excellent results with her sister who collected her A Level results at NHSG last week and is going to study Medicine in September.  It’s an exciting time for both. Congratulations Lucy and Holly!

Newcastle High School For Girls - “Liv’s hard work pays off with top GCSE grades”

Liv’s hard work pays off with top GCSE grades

August 22, 2019

Liv Urwin’s nerves didn’t kick in until she woke up this morning to prepare to collect her GCSE results from Newcastle High.

“I had put my exams behind me and so was just in the mode of thinking that they were over and I had done what I could,” explained Liv. “This morning however while I was still thinking what will be, will be, I was suddenly very worried that my nightmares might actually come true!”

Liv however felt a flood of relief as she opened her results envelope at school this morning to discover that she had gained seven grade 9s, one eight, one A* and a grade 7.

“The results were everything that I wanted – this is what I have been working towards and I couldn’t be happier. It’s been a sustained effort although I was really flagging towards the end of my exams and my parents had to keep me motivated until the last exam. I knew I couldn’t have done more.”

Liv already has fixed her sights on the future and hopes after A levels to study AI and Engineering, possibly at Cambridge, Kings, Imperial or UCL hence her choice of Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics at A Level at NHSG

Liv said: “I am going to start Sixth Form with high expectations of myself and just go for it. I have proven today that hard work can deliver results and that I also have the potential to do well. I have always loved Science and when I was in Year 7 at NHSG, one of the teachers suggested I look into engineering. I did and just loved the whole idea of it and it has become a real passion. I have been fortunate to win an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship which has further fuelled my interest.”

Asked about what Liv is most looking forward to in Sixth Form at NHSG, she answered: “I am just raring to go and want to take every opportunity to develop as many skills as possible and continue with my debating and public speaking activities. There’s so much support here at NHSG and I feel like I can do anything and go anywhere!”

Newcastle High School For Girls - “Eafa follows in her sister’s footsteps with top grades at GCSE”

Eafa follows in her sister’s footsteps with top grades at GCSE

August 22, 2019

Eafa Godson has achieved the highest possible grade in every one of her GCSE examinations (eight Grade 9s and two A*s) setting an excellent foundation for A Level studies at NHSG, and equalling her sister, Wulfrun’s, success at GCSE in 2017.

Talking of her achievement, Eafa said: “I followed my sister’s example and did quite a lot of revision in the lead up to my GCSEs.  There was also a bit of healthy competition as I set my sights on doing as well as my sister at GCSE.  I’m so glad I put as much effort in as I did. It meant that I felt a degree of satisfaction when it came to answering the questions set in the examinations although I was absolutely euphoric when my last exam was over!  I had high expectations but my results have exceeded these.”

Eafa will now be studying A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry at NHSG.

She explained: “I love Biology but am a bit apprehensive about Chemistry but I know I will get fantastic support from the teachers at school.  I had also been considering an A Level in Geography which I love so it has been a difficult choice.

“Ultimately I want to study Marine Biology and have done so since the age of 13.  I am going to undertake a Marine Based Research project for my EPQ alongside my A levels and I am looking forward to that.”

Looking to post A Levels Eafa said: “I have been considering taking a degree in California but currently I’m thinking that I may complete my undergraduate degree in the UK and post-grad in the USA.”

Newcastle High School For Girls - “Olivia means business with top grades”

Olivia means business with top grades

August 15, 2019

Olivia Dungait was overjoyed to learn that she had achieved three A*s in History Geography and Economics in her A Levels at Newcastle High School for Girls.

She has more than met the admissions criteria for her degree choice in International Business with Marketing at Leeds University.

Olivia said: ”Although I was predicted two of the A*s , I was not prepared at all for these results.  I was ready to go into clearing, and genuinely thinking about what my options would be. It’s so hard to predict how you performed in the examinations and I had my heart set on going to Leeds.

“It’s such a relief and it hasn’t really sunk in that I will now actually be going.  I haven’t a plan for beyond uni yet, I am just going to see where the course takes me and what opportunities it opens up to me.”

Newcastle High School For Girls - “It’s all about language for Charlotte Swinyard”

It’s all about language for Charlotte Swinyard

August 15, 2019

Her excellent grades in Dance, English and French mean that she will be studying Linguistics at the highly ranked London university.

“It was a massive shock to see my results this morning,  “I have had no sleep overnight and I had convinced myself that I wouldn’t do well.  I am so happy, especially in Dance where I achieved an A *.  I was crying before and after opening my results envelope – it was such a massive build up."

“I am really excited about going to UCL – as soon as I visited there I knew it was where I wanted to be and the course is incredible.  I am really interested in psycholinguistics and I can cover areas such as the use of sign language or visual language.”

As well as my immersing herself in her course, Charlotte was delighted to see that there is an active Dance Club at the university.

”I am also going to make sure I join the Dance Society as soon as I can – as Dance remains an absolute passion.  I am so grateful to my Dance teacher who has given me so much support, not just in Dance, but throughout my time at NHSG.”

Looking to the years beyond university, Charlotte says she can see herself going down a number of different paths. She added: “I can see myself in research and academia, however my real aspirational dream is work on language creation for movies!.”

Newcastle High School For Girls - “Engineering here I come…”

Engineering here I come…

August 15, 2019

Four of the highest grades at A Level means that Bhavisha Amlani was singing from the roof tops at Newcastle High School for Girls today!

Bhavisha had already received an unconditional offer from Nottingham University to study Civil Engineering so she knew her university place wasn’t resting on her results.  However, the nerves certainly kicked in as she came to open her results envelope this morning.

She said: “I thought I had done okay but the exam papers were hard and obviously I wanted to have done well. My actual results are a massive shock!”

Bhavisha gained  the highest possible grades with four A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Geography and Physics, a phenomenal achievement which will put her on the path to success.

Talking about the next step in her educational journey, Bhavisha said: “I am excited to start on my degree course. I have been exposed to so many engineering opportunities over the years at school and it made me realise that this was what I wanted to do in my career, especially as I love Maths.  I feel Civil Engineering will give me the opportunity to consider the bigger impact on the world.”