Record breaking A Level / BTEC Results at NSB
Post 16 students at Northampton School for Boys are celebrating an incredible set of results which have broken all previous NSB records for A Level / BTEC.
Richard Bernard, Headmaster of NSB, said:
‘The 2022 Post 16 results are nothing short of exceptional across the board which pays testament to the outstanding work ethic and ability of this brilliant cohort of students and to the incredible hard work of the staff and governors. These superb results will mean that our outgoing students have the best possible academic foundation for university / employment going forward.’
The attainment highlights include, 146 (21%) of the 702 entries achieving the highest A Level Grade, A*, 50% of all entries achieving an A* / A Grade and 74% of all entries graded A*/A or B. The Average Points score per entry is 43.6 which is well above the expected national average and in grade terms, an average of between a Grade A and a Grade B for every A Level sat by a NSB student. At BTEC, all 16 students secured a minimum of 3 Distinctions (equivalent to 3 Grade As) and 5 of the BTEC cohort secured the highest result possible - D*D*D* (equivalent to 3 A*s). Year 12 Maths A Level and EPQ Grades are also very strong.
15 students achieved A* Grades in all their A Levels with 7 securing 4 straight Grade A* and a further 8 students achieving 3 straight A* Grades. Over ninety students achieved a AAA Grade average or higher at A Level.
13 students will be reading Medicine / Dentistry / Veterinary Science at university next year and six further students have secured a place at Oxbridge. Ben Wilcock will read History at Oxford, Hugo Lissillour will read Law with Spanish Law at Oxford, Caspian Wagner will read Theology and Religion at Oxford, Thomas Martin will read Maths at Cambridge and Tom Vaughan and Louisa Henry will read English at Cambridge.
Sarah Bradley-Brophy - Director of 6th Form, said: ‘Once again our extensive advice and guidance programme is paying incredible dividends. Over 200 Year 13 students received university offers and over 50% of the cohort will attend the top ‘Russell Group’ universities and music conservatoires where they have gained places on some of the UK’s most competitive courses - all but a handful of students have been accepted at their university of choice. 13 students securing a Medicine / Veterinary Science / Dentistry place is just brilliant! Those who just missed by a grade or two are now in ‘clearing’ and will get a place in the coming days. A number of other students have exciting Employment / Gap Year opportunities. Our students work so hard and I am truly delighted for them! These results are also vindication of the outstanding pastoral and academic support provided to our Sixth Form students by the NSB teaching and support staff throughout the pandemic’.
Mr Bernard added, ‘the Year 13 cohort backed up their outstanding academic attainment with exceptional achievements outside of the classroom in sport, music, dance and drama. They were a group of students who had a hugely positive influence on the school, embracing the vast range of opportunities that the school had to offer as well as operating as incredibly strong role models for our younger students. I wish all our leavers the very best of luck in their future.’
Standout Year 13 performers for A Level and BTEC Sport include:
4A* (Grade Point Average 60) at A Level: Reno Chung, Sam Kennedy, Hugo Lissillour, Lathusan Muraleetharan, Reedham Patel, Edwin Saji, Daniel Zefi
3A* (Grade Point Average 60) at A Level: Louis Castagna, Will Coull, Florence Edwards, Christabel Flannery, Louisa Henry, Magiban Kogulavarathan, Sarah O’Neill, Caspian Wagner
D*D*D* at BTEC Sport: George Cresser, Jack Evans, Chloe Gillett, Lucas Kitson, Thomas Woods