Newcastle School for Boys has celebrated its tenth anniversary year with its best ever GCSE results.

Year 11 boys have achieved a 100% pass rate with 59% of those GCSEs awarded top A* and A grades. These results place us significantly above the expected national average figure of around 23%. The success was shared across the year group with a third of all grades awarded A* and over 60% of pupils achieving A* grades. These results have come at a time when GCSEs are becoming increasingly more challenging.

The results are a cause for extra celebration having, last year celebrated our tenth anniversary year. The School has seen significant expansion since its formation following the merger of two prep schools in 2005, to its position now with an established Senior School and Sixth Form,  stengthening our position to a continuous improvement in results at both GCSE and A Level.

Mr David Tickner, Headmaster, said of the results: “We are really delighted with the boys’ results. The boys have made the most of their potential with the year group becoming our most successful at GCSE.”

“These results haven’t come without a lot of hard work from our staff and the boys supported by their parents so everybody should feel very proud. This year group are a real asset to the School with the majority heavily involved in the wider life of the school.  The year group is made up of some very talented boys, not only academically but also sporting, musically and artistically. We look forward to seeing the boys back in September ready to start their sixth form studies with us.”

Whilst the GCSE success is shared across the School’s Year 11 group, they have also seen a number of individual achievements. Top performers include Haider Khan and Alfie Meeson, both 16, each with eight A*s and two As and Billy Charlton, 16, who achieved eight A*s, an A and a B.


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