We are pleased to announce the results for this year's leavers.
At A level, 95% of all results were graded at A* to B, with 38% of entries awarded the A* grade (compared with the national average of 8%). 59 girls (over 60% of the entry) gained straight A* or A grades, 46 girls (47%) gained 2 more A* grades, and 20 girls (over 20%) achieved 3 or more A* grades. This was the first year of results in the Pre-U qualification (in English Literature), with 61% of entries graded at the equivalent of A*.
Students taking the International Baccalaureate gained an average point score of 41 points, making this the seventh year running that the average points score has exceeded 40 points, typically placing our students in the top 5.3% of candidates worldwide. 55% of entries in Higher Level subjects were graded 7, the equivalent of an A* grade at A level.
When results in A level, Pre-U and the IB are combined, the percentage of entries graded A* or the equivalent is over 40% for the third year running.
We are also delighted to have heard from Old North Londoners of their successes in their university results; for instance, Francesca Wade, Rebecca Lees and India Lenon (all ONL 2008) all graduating from Oxford University in Classics with a "double first", and being placed in the top 6% of their year. We continue to hear of other successes.
Last July, the Sutton Trust's report into university access, "Degrees of Success", placed NLCS first nationally for the proportion of students gaining offers from the most competitive universities, and we were pleased to note that this year 39 of our students gained offers from Oxford or Cambridge university. As of 11am this morning, over 97% of girls with university offers had secured places at university, over 90% of these at their first choice destination.
Congratulations to pupils and staff on all the hard work that has gone into achieving these results.