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North Bridge House Senior School Students Celebrate best ever A Level results

21 August, 2019

SIXTH Form students from North Bridge House Senior Canonbury in Islington are celebrating another year of excellent A Level results with 32% of A*/A grades and 20% of all students scoring straight As or higher.

These impressive results buck the national trend which declined from 26.2% to 25.2% for A*/A this year.

Founding members of the school, students Aleksandr Markov and Georgia Prentice achieved A*A*A and AAA respectively. Georgia will read Philosophy at Bristol and Aleksandr will read Neuroscience at Edinburgh.

The pair both celebrated success in Maths, representing the school’s overall outstanding performance in this subject with 46% A*/A grades. Similarly, Bertie Lyhne-Gold, Jacob Honig-Rozario were also among the students who joined the school when it first opened in September 2014, and each were celebrating securing an A* and two A grades. Laith Gergi, also part of the founding cohort, secured straight AAA.

The high-achieving school also celebrated top grade success in English Literature with 40% A*/A grades (vs 24.8% national average) and 44.4% A*/A grades in Biology (vs 24.4% national average).

Many North bridge House Senior Canonbury students have gained a place to study at their first-choice university, including top leaver destinations, all of which are Russell Group universities, such as Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, University College London (UCL) and York.

The 2019 A Level grades build on the excellent results seen in previous years, continuing to see a rise in the number of top grades achieved.

This year, 32% of grades were at A*/A and 57% of grades were at A*-B.  At North Bridge House School, it isn’t just about purely academic success.

Students are offered extra-curricular activities in a wide range of areas, including Sport, Drama and Art, and enjoy the rounded education this variety brings. Sadie Tomlinson, who gained an A in Art and a B in Photography will continue to pursue her passion for the creative subjects while taking up a place at City & Guilds of London Art School next year.

Jonathan Taylor, outgoing Head of North Bridge House Senior Canonbury, said, “These results, across a wide range of academic and creative subjects, are testimony to the hard work of both students and staff.

“I have always been immensely proud of our attainment as non-selective school, with students typically exceeding predicted grades and achieving more than they thought possible at the outset.

I could not have hoped for better results for our founding cohort who are now celebrating one in three A*/A grades in just five years.” •

Pictured:  Head Jonathan Taylor and Head of Sixth Form Alex Margerison celebrate the best ever A Level results at North Bridge House, Canonbury.

For more information on the school, log onto: www.northbridgehouse.com

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