Exam Results

At GCSE


GCSE students at North Halifax Grammar School have achieved an excellent set of results, taking even the new, tougher exams in maths and English very much in their stride.

57 students (well over a third of the year group) achieved 7 or more A*/A (or equivalent) grades, with 22 of those achieving an incredible 10 or more.  18 students achieved one of the new top grade 9s in maths, while 12 students achieved grade 9 in one or both of their English Language and English Literature exams.  Nearly 80% of all the exams taken resulted in a grade B or Grade 5 or better, which is phenomenal given that all NHGS students have to tackle a tough GCSE only curriculum involving compulsory sciences and modern foreign languages.  99.4% of the students achieved the equivalent of the old 5 A*-C measure (including maths and English).  That is a fantastic performance, especially as the vast majority of students have achieved the new grade 5 or above (the government’s so-called “strong pass”) in those subjects.

The Principal, Andrew Fisher, commented:

“This is a wonderful set of results from a terrific group of students.  Nearly everyone has done themselves justice through their hard work and enthusiasm for learning.  The school’s staff too have worked tremendously hard to allow the students to achieve these fantastic results, and on a day like today we must celebrate everybody’s contribution.  With results like these, it means yet another cohort of NHGS students will be heading into higher levels of study, equipped to take on the challenges that that entails.  I am delighted for the students and their families.  The anxious waiting is over and the celebrations can begin.  “Very well done!” to everybody concerned.”


At A Level

Students at North Halifax Grammar School have shown their mettle by achieving an outstanding set of A Level results even in the face of the more difficult, reformed, examinations.

5 students have successfully met their very demanding offers to win places at Cambridge on courses as diverse as Medicine, English, Engineering, Philosophy, and Languages.

30 students achieved A*/A grades in all 3 or more of their subjects, with one student achieving a staggering 4 straight A* grades and another 5 students achieving 3 straight A*s.  34 different students achieved one or more of the very top A* grades across a range of 19 different subjects, showing their own and their teachers’ prowess in many different curriculum areas.

More than two thirds of all of the grades achieved were at the highest grades of A*, A and B and 47 students achieved AAB or better, one of the government’s key benchmark figures.  Over 85% of the exams taken resulted in a grade C or better, with the vast majority of grades achieved in demanding academic subjects.  The overall pass rate (A*-E) was a fantastic 99.6%.

The Principal, Andrew Fisher, commented:

“These are a tremendous set of results from a tremendous group of students.  Not only are they clever and hardworking, but they are also friendly and caring and a joy to work with.  Nearly everyone has done themselves justice by dint of their enthusiasm and perseverance.  The school’s staff too have worked incredibly hard to help the students achieve these fantastic results, and on a day like today we can all take pleasure in a job well done.  With results like these, it means yet another cohort of NHGS students will be heading off into the world very well equipped to follow whatever pathways they choose.  I am delighted for them and their families that the nervous waiting is over and the celebrations can begin.  A huge, “Well done!” to everybody concerned.”