Pupils across Harrow scored some stunning grades as GCSE results envelopes were torn open on Thursday (August 25).
North London Collegiate School
North London Collegiate celebrated one of its best sets of GCSE results, with more than 85% of entries graded A* and over 98% awarded A* or A.
Outstanding results in English saw all 106 girls in the year group achieve an A* or A. The figure for maths was 99.06%.
Students also had excellent results in the challenging triple science IGCSE which all girls were entered for - 98% A*/A in biology, 97% A*/A in chemistry and 93.4% A*/A in physics.
Some 55 students (more than half the year group) gained straight A*s, and 75 girls achieved nine or more top grades.
Bernice McCabe, the headmistress of North London Collegiate, said: “This is fantastic news and an excellent foundation for the girls' sixth form careers.
“We are delighted with the results, which have been achieved through ensuring that our girls are stretched academically by offering rigorous qualifications such as the IGCSE, and by teaching beyond the syllabus.
"It is also the balance between extra-curricular interests and inspiring teaching which helps girls to achieve both success and enjoyment.”
Lindsey Ingate, from Stanmore, who achieved 11 A* grades and will go on to study A Levels in history, English, maths and economics at NLCS sixth form, said: “I’m feeling a mixture of excitement and relief.
"There’s such a build up and so much hard work has gone in to it and now I can relax. My parents were really pleased. My grandma actually started to cry.”
Other students celebrating outstanding GCSE results include Annecy Stevens, who achieved nine A*s and one A, Tolu Akinyede, with nine A*s and two A grades, and Natasha Blackburn-Friesinger, who gained 10 A* and one A grade.
Whitmore High School
Whitmore High School students are celebrating their GCSE results with over a quarter of grades at A* and A and 73% gaining A*-C in both English and maths.
A proud head of year, Andy Harris, said “A huge congratulations to all our Year 11 students and a big thank you to our parents and carers for all their support – we could not have done it without you!”
Joseph Molander (10 A*s and one A) said: "It's something you hear so often but it really is satisfying to have the hard work pay off. Next stop A Levels! … and then economics at university to understand the way the financial world works."
Nacima Muday (nine A*s and two As) said: "I'm really proud of my GCSE results and excited to do my A Levels next year at Whitmore because now I know I'm capable of achieving my goals if I work hard. Thank you to the teachers who believed in me."
Yehia Daebes (eight A* and four As) said: "After reading my results, I felt very relieved because the only letter that I saw was 'A'! For my A Levels, I have chosen to take Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics and I’m looking forward to studying either medicine or natural sciences at university.”
Nisreen Saifuddin (10 A*s and one A) said: "I'm incredibly happy with my results and I'd like to thank everyone who supported me, including teachers and all my friends. I would like to do medicine in the future."
Jenni Jayaenthiran (seven A* and four As) said: "I am delighted with my results and would love to pursue a career in medicine and then come back to Whitmore as a guest speaker and role model for other students. I would like to give special thanks to the school and those around me."