Sixth Form Education

Maxwell Road was the scene of much excitement this morning (Thursday 18 August) when our Year 13’s received a set of excellent A Level results.  We are delighted to announce that over 30% of the girls’ grades are A* - A and 65% are A* - B!


Head Mistress, Miss Jacqualyn Pain, comments: “With over 15% of our girls receiving straight A grade results and 30% achieving two or more A* - A grades, I believe that these excellent results provide a 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 extremely 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 by our exceptional teachers.

Based on today’s results we anticipate that by far the majority of our students will go on to leading 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 academic potential by inspiring, supporting and challenging each step of the way.”            

Beatrice McCartney who gained two A*s and one A at A level, one A at AS and one A* at EPQ is setting off to the University of Cambridge to read History.  “I am just ridiculously happy” she commented, “and I want to thank everyone at Northwood College for supporting me – I really could not have done this without the help of my amazing teachers.”        

Amelia Tranter was over the moon with her results, achieving three A’s at A level, one A at AS and one A* at EPQ. Amelia commented “I simply cannot express how happy I feel right now!  I cannot wait to go to the University of Leeds to study Chinese and International Relations - I am not sure which career path I want to follow yet but I am considering pursuing international relations”.

18 year old Dora Barnes was delighted to achieve one A* and two A’s at A level and one A at AS. Dora is planning to study medicine at Birmingham with the aim of becoming an Ophthalmologist, she comments: “I am very relieved at my grades, I have been a Northwood College girl for 11 years and would to thank my wonderful teachers for all of their support.”  

Amrita Kohli gained one A* and two A’s and is set to study Accounting and Finance at the London School of Economics (LSE). 

A beaming Amrita commented: “I studied very hard so I am happy my hard work has paid off. My mum is so proud of me because she knew how much I really wanted this and how much work I put into it. I want to thank my family and my fabulous teachers for all their hard work and support”. 

Nirvana Yarger has achieved one A* and two A’s and will be going to Kings College London to study Comparative Literature.  A delighted Nirvana commented how relieved she is with her results “I am so happy and would like to thank my teachers and everyone at Northwood College for Girls.”

Nirvana’s beaming Mother, added “I am so delighted for her. Words can’t express how proud that I am.  Thank you Northwood College!”

Myah Popat achieved three A’s and will be studying Philosophy and Theology at Oxford.  Myah commented “I am so proud of myself. I have studied at Northwood College for seven years and it has been the best time of my life. I would like to say thank you to all my brilliant teachers for their hard work.  I am looking forward to going to university.” 

Misha Nathwani achieved three A grades and is looking forward to reading Psychology at Nottingham.  A delighted Misha said:  “I was really nervous and now I am ecstatic.  I cannot wait to get to University and study Psychology’’

Through tears of joy, Misha’s mother said ‘I am just overwhelmed… Misha has made me so proud.’’

Miss Pain commented: “We are confident that each and every one of our girls will 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 leave school fully prepared and equipped with a vital range of life skills.  Designed to enable each girl to develop independent and creative thinking, our robust programmes incorporate emotional resilience initiatives that encourage the girls out of their comfort zone and provide them with the tools and techniques to face any future challenge with confidence and self-assertiveness.”

At GCSE and A Level, GDST pupils outperform not just the general population of schools, but specifically those from the rest of the independent school sector and in recent years almost 80% of GDST students going on to university did so at Russell Group universities, such as, Oxford and Cambridge.

Miss Pain 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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