GCSE results 2017: North Bridge House Senior Hampstead students buck national trend in English and maths
North Bridge House Senior Hampstead students have bucked the national trend after receiving their GCSE exam results this morning.
Under the new grading system – which sees 9 as the equivalent of an A* – there were 15 grade 9s secured across maths and English and 46.3per cent gained A* to As in other subjects.
While 53pc gained 7, 8 or 9 grades (a strong A or above) in maths, compared to 19pc nationally. The results also saw 11pc of NBH students achieving grade 9 in maths and in English literature, against a national average of 3.5pc and 3.2pc respectively.
The school also has a reputation for its creativity and continues to perform at an exceptionally high standard in subjects like photography, with 73pc of all grades A* to A.
Outgoing head Georgina Masefield said: “It is a pleasure to celebrate with our students and staff who have worked so hard to achieve these fantastic results. My congratulations go to all of our GCSE students and I wish them every success as they take their next steps into A-levels and beyond.”
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Star performers included headgirl Dua Haseeb, who gaining two A*s and three A grades in subjects ranging from drama to food technology, as well as a 9 in English language and an 8 in Maths.
Ben McGinnity, deputy head boy was equally as pleased, gaining three A*s in history, drama and photography alongside a 9 in English language and an 8 in maths.
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Art Zabergja particularly excelled, gaining four A*s and one A grade, as well as an 8 in English language and two 9 grades in English literature and maths.