A Level Results 2020
Sixth Form students at North Bridge House Senior Canonbury celebrated their highest A Level results to date, having achieved an outstanding 68% A*- A grades despite this year’s challenging lockdown circumstances.
With a huge 40% A* grades overall and half of all students scoring straight As or higher, the school outperformed the national average of 9% A* grades.
Top performing students Jason Jiang and Taha Mirshahi achieved 4 A*s and 3 A*s respectively, plus an additional A and A* in the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Jason will read Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and Taha is embarking on a degree in Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London.
The pair both celebrated success in Spanish as well as the notoriously tough STEM subjects, with Jason securing three of his A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Economics, and Taha achieving the top grade in Biology and Chemistry.
Overall, NBH Senior Canonbury achieved a clean sweep of 100% A*-A grades across Chemistry and Maths and 100% A* grades in Further Maths and Art, highlighting the school’s strength in both academic and creative fields.
Saif Ismail and Matilde Pistolesi were also among the high achievers, celebrating A*A*AA and AAA with an A* in the EPQ respectively, and securing places at their first-choice universities to read Aerospace Engineering and Law.
Many NBH Senior Canonbury students (including those from last year’s cohort who opted to take a gap year) have gained a place to study at their first-choice university, including top Russell Group destinations such as Cambridge, Oxford, Cardiff, Leeds and Queen Mary University of London.
GCSE Results 2020
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury students achieved highly impressive GCSE results despite the challenge of lockdown, with an overall 66% achieving Grade 7 or above (the equivalent of an ‘A’ or higher) and 24% making the top Grade 9.
The school upheld its high performance across a broad range of academic and creative subjects for another year running, with 86% and 100% of students achieving Grades 7-9 in Physics and Art respectively.
North Bridge House Senior Canonbury’s impressive number of high grades continued across science and the humanities, with 36% Grade 9 in both Biology and History and 29% in Geography.
Overall, 47% of all grades awarded were 8+ – the previous A* equivalent – which is particularly high for an academically non-selective school.
Top performing student Nick Fulford particularly excelled, achieving eight Grade 9s, an 8 and a 7. Having secured the top Grade 9 across the sciences, Art, French, Geography, Maths and Further Maths, Nick aspires to pursue a degree in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.
NBH Senior Canonbury student Felix Andrew also saw success in the STEM subjects, gaining Grade 9 in Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths, as well as French. Fellow high achiever Asha Bewtra continued to highlight the school’s strength in the languages department, gaining five Grade 9s in Art, English Language and Literature, Geography and Mandarin among her string of 7-9 grades.