NSB Smashes National Benchmarks for Boys’ achievement for the third year running! 2020
Following the release of the national GCSE performance tables earlier today, NSB are celebrating results, which tower over those achieved by boys of similar ability nationally.
Although the national average Progress 8 score is zero for all students, boys across England have an average score of minus -0.27 which is a full half a grade per GCSE entry behind the girls. For the last three years in succession, the progress of the Year 11 boys at NSB is well over three quarters of a grade higher than the national average for boys. With a score of +0.52 for 2019, this is also the third consecutive year that NSB have topped Northampton’s league tables for boys’ progress and the second year in a row that the school has been ranked as the number one or two state funded school in Northamptonshire for all four national key performance indicators for boys’ achievement – Progress 8, average grade per GCSE entry (5.8), percentage of the cohort achieving Grade 5 and above in English and Maths (72%) and the average grade per EBacc subject entry (5.37).
Headteacher, Richard Bernard, stated:
'I am delighted that we have bucked the national trend in maintaining such outstanding GCSE achievement over a long period of time. I am particularly pleased with the Progress 8 score of our low prior attainment boys at +0.88 which proves that a rigorous academic GCSE curriculum can be equally successful for boys of all abilities.’