Exceptional GCSE Results at NSB 2019
GCSE Results at Northampton School for Boys 2019
NSB is once again celebrating a superb set of GCSE grades with whole cohort Progress 8 Grade and attainment measures all expected to be outstanding and far above national averages.
Headmaster, Richard Bernard stated: “I am absolutely delighted for all the students and staff that they have been rewarded with such a fantastic set of grades which maintain the outstanding GCSE outcomes at the school in recent years. With academic outcomes well above national expectations, national and international excellence in school representative Sport and the Arts, as well as a thriving extra-curricular and residential programme, the educational package at NSB is truly stand-out provision for our students.”
“An incredible 20% of all GCSE entries were graded at 8 or 9 which is the former A* Grade and almost a third of all entries were graded at 7 (former Grade A and above). The percentage of students gaining a minimum of a Grade 5 (former low B/high C Grade) in both English and Maths GCSEs is again very high at 72% with an average grade per GCSE entry of virtually a 6. These figures are far above national averages.
Highest Grade Average
Best Progress score (KS2-KS4)
Progress levels are exceptionally strong across the curriculum and the school expects to achieve a highly positive and well above average Progress 8 score. English, Maths and Science progress levels are also anticipated to be in the top percentiles in England for boys’ achievement."
There were many brilliant individual performances. The top performing student for attainment is Zakariya Alamin with a phenomenal 10 Grade 9s and 1 Grade 8. Josh Fuller has the highest levels of progress from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4, averaging an estimated 2.82 grades per GCSE entry above national expectations.
Sarah Bradley-Brophy, the Director of Sixth Form, said: “What is really important is that so many boys seeking a place in our Sixth Form have got the grades needed to begin their A Level/BTEC courses. Their excellent levels of GCSE achievement will provide the strongest foundation for their KS5 studies and will also firmly support their applications to the best universities or employment routes post 18!”
Helen Kennedy, the Head of Year, was effusive in her praise of the Year 11 boys: “This year group have not only done tremendously well academically, but have also excelled in their extra-curricular achievement. The cohort boasts the number one ranked school U16 rugby team in England and also includes several international sportsmen and superb artists, musicians and actors who have been justly rewarded for their efforts. We have every confidence that these students will go on to great success in their future lives and careers. I am very proud of them.”
Outstanding individual performers are:
11 Grades 8/9 (former A*) – Zakariya Alamin / Liam Rhodes
10 Grades 8/9 – Samuel Campion
9 Grades 8/9 – Jacob Benhayoun, Cameron Allen, Phong Ta
8 Grades 8/9 – Fergus Scott, Luca Wyatt, Mohammed Islam, Hrishikesh Dave, Zachary Frost, Joshua Murphy, Joshua Fuller, Harrison Shaw-Whiting, Joel Jomon
7 Grades 8/9 – Henri Berry, Luke Hedley, Liam Pickering, Henry Baillie, Benedict Hawkins, Bises Bhari, Edward Jennings