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GCSE Results Day 2018

Students at Northolt High School rose to the challenge of the new style of GCSEs which were introduced this year. Course content was different and in many cases more difficult and the grading system has changed to the new 9-1 system.


Amongst the highest performing students were Alison Smyth, whose grade 9s in English Language, English Literature and History were well deserved. Alison also achieved grade 8s in French, Geography and Science and is looking forward to studying A Levels in English Literature, Geography and History next year.


Sohit Lund was delighted with his grade 9 in Science and grade 8 in Maths. “I am really, really pleased,” he said, “and relieved!”.


It was also smiles all around from Nour Al Zoubi whose grade 8 in Combined Science keeps her on track for her plans to study Medicine at University. “I haven’t told my family yet,” she said this morning, “as I want to see their reactions when I get home!”


Sunima Basnet’s mum was with us to watch nervously as her daughter opened her results. Sunima achieved seven GCSEs at grades 7 or higher including top grade 9s in all her Science subjects and RE and grade 8s in English, Geography and Maths. These results were fantastic in themselves but are even more impressive given that Sunima arrived at Northolt High School speaking little English last September. “I am so proud,” said her mum. What an amazing achievement!


“With a completely new GCSE system, these students have faced a unique challenge as the first cohort to take these examinations,” said Headteacher Marion Budd, “and I am proud to see them achieve the grades they need in order to progress to the next stages of their educational journey. Today’s success stories follow last week’s A Level and BTEC Level 3 results which saw record numbers of our students getting into Russell Group Universities and I would like to thank our staff for their dedication and hard work in supporting all of our examination cohorts this year.”


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