Year 11 Achieve Record Breaking GCSE Results
Following the sensational A Level grades at the school last week, NSB is today again celebrating a school record breaking set of grades – this time at GCSE.
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 across the curriculum. The results improve further on the outstanding GCSE outcomes at the school from previous Public Exam years. With academic outcomes well above national expectations, excellence in representative Sport and Music 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 43% of all GCSE entries were graded at 7, 8 or 9 which is almost double the reported 2022 national average for boys for this measure across England and Wales. The average grade per GCSE entry is well above a Grade 6, which is the first time that the school has reached this impressive attainment threshold and over three quarters of all Year 11 boys have achieved a minimum of a Grade 5+ (government designated Strong Pass) in both English and Maths.
There were many brilliant individual performances. The top performing student for attainment (average points score) is Bryan Elias, who is one of a very small cohort of students across England who achieved straight Grade 9 grades in all ten of his GCSEs. Another stand out performer is Satyapryia Patel, who attained an incredible 11 Grade 9s and 1 Grade 8.
Sarah Bradley-Brophy, the Director of Sixth Form said: “I’m delighted 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 A Level studies and will also firmly support their applications to the best universities or employment routes post 18! ‘’
Jon Elder, the Head of Year, was effusive in his praise of the Year 11 boys. “Despite the Pandemic, this year group have not only done tremendously well academically, but they have also excelled in their extra-curricular achievement. The cohort has reached National Finals in several sports and includes 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.”
Outstanding individual performances include:
Grade 9 in all 10 subjects taken: Bryan Elias
Grade 9 in 11 subjects: Satyapryia Patel
Grade 9 in 9 subjects: Kiran Manoj, Benjamin Jose, Benjamin Hunter, Kylan Morris
Grade 9 in 8 subjects: Isaac Black, Matthew Kirkwood