A Level Results Announce 100% Pass Rate!


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Maxwell Road was the scene of much excitement this morning when our Year 13 received a set of outstanding A Level examination results. We are delighted to announce a 100% pass rate with 44% of the grades at A*- A!

Dramatically surpassing the national average, 77% of Northwood College for Girls’ grades were A*-B and 92.5% were A*-C.

Over 42% of our girls achieved at least two A*-A grades and 19% received three or more.

Head Mistress, Jacqualyn Pain, comments: “Our excellent results are a true testament to the exceptionally high standard of a Northwood College for Girls education and the effectiveness of our forward-thinking teaching techniques and approach.

Our girls have worked so hard and I am proud of each and every one of them. I am equally proud and thankful for the dedication and commitment that is demonstrated year after year by our excellent teachers.

Based on today’s results we anticipate that by far the majority of our students will go on to their first choice universities, and I believe that this success is due to the fact that our team of specialist and experienced educators identify the individual strengths of each girl and work towards developing her raw talents by inspiring, supporting and challenging each step of the way.”

Jenna Noronha gained two A*s and one A is setting off to the University of Oxford to read Spanish. “I am both thrilled and relieved” she commented, “and I want to thank everyone at Northwood College for supporting me so well. I have been here since I was six years old and I could not have done this without my teachers’ hard work and support”. Beaming Mother, Dru, added “I am so proud and thrilled. Thank you Northwood College.”

Twins, Ayan and Anab Mohammed were over the moon with their results. Ayan achieved one A* and two A’s and said “I am so happy but so shocked! I cannot wait to go to the University of Warwick to study History and one day become a journalist.” Anab achieved three A’s and is off to University College London (UCL) to study Geography. Anab commented “I am not sure which career path I want to follow yet but am absolutely delighted, relieved and so happy with today’s results.”

Ankita Sodha was delighted to achieve two A*s and two A’s and is planning to study law at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Ankita said: “I am over the moon and want to thank my teachers and my family for all their support.”

Abigail Pain who gained one A* and two A’s is set to study History and International Relations at the University of Exeter.  A beaming Abigail commented: “I am absolutely exhilarated and cannot wait to get to University. I want to thank my family and my fabulous teachers for all their hard work and support”.

Abigail’s proud Mother, Catherine added “I am thrilled and delighted. Thank you Northwood College, you have given Abigail outstanding support from Year 7 to Year 13 and I am so grateful for all the teachers’ hard work and dedication.”

Namita Moorjani has achieved one A* and two A’s and will be going to Queen Mary University of London to study Economics, Statistics and Maths. A delighted Namita would like to become an Investment Banker and commented: “I so happy and thank my teachers and everyone at Northwood College.”

Natalie Room achieved three A’s (left) and Afua Owusu-Addo achieved one A* and two A’s. Afua Owusu-Addo commented “I am so relieved and delighted, thank you to all my brilliant teachers for their hard work. I am looking forward to studying Medicine at the University of East Anglia.”

Meera Legg achieved two A* grades and one A, and is looking forward to reading Medicine at the University of Liverpool. A delighted Meera said: “I was really nervous and now I am ecstatic. All the hard work has paid off, I cannot wait to get to University and study medicine. When I leave I want to be a GP.”

Miss Pain commented: “We are confident that each and every one of our girls thrive academically at Northwood College for Girls, but to truly excel in this fast changing world young people need so much more than examination results alone.

As a result of our unique Thinking Skills programme, our girls enter the big wide world fully prepared and equipped with a vital range of life skills. Designed to enable each girl to develop independent and creative thinking, our robust programme incorporates emotional resilience initiatives that encourage the girls out of their comfort zone and provide them with the tools and techniques to face all challenge with confidence and self-assertiveness.”

She concluded: “We will miss our Year 13 but I am delighted that they now join the GDST alumnae which will provide them with a platform to communicate with past and present GDST students from a wide range of industries and environments.

We wish them all the very best for the future and are certain that they are each fully equipped with the knowledge and confidence that they require to truly succeed. ”



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