Newcastle School for Boys Sixth Forms has seen another year of success off the back of this year’s A level results.

Following its formation in 2009, our Sixth Form saw its fifth set of A Level students receive their results for the national examinations whilst also achieving one of our most successful years yet.

Boys at the Sixth Form produced a particularly strong set of results with a 100% pass rate and over half of the grades being awarded at A* to B - significantly higher than the national average. These results come in a year where concerns have been raised nationally about the difficulty and grading of the exams.

Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Stephanie Rourke said, “We’re very proud of the boys and their results. There has been a lot of hard work put in and it’s great to see it all pay off. The boys leaving us are going to study at the universities of their choice or heading directly into exciting careers. We wish all of the boys the best of luck in their futures and look forward to hearing about their future successes.”

Many of the boys now plan on heading off to study a diverse range of courses at some of the UK’s top universities. Reflecting the School’s emerging specialism in STEM subjects, a number of the boys have chosen to pursue degrees in science and engineering subjects.

It is strong A Level results such as those produced this year that has seen the popularity of the Sixth Form at Newcastle School for Boys grow over the years and next year it expects to see one of its largest student cohorts yet.

“It’s great to see our Sixth Form going from strength to strength at a time when we are planning some exciting new developments and to expand our sixth form provision.” said David Tickner, Headmaster. “Boys in our Sixth Form enjoy being taught by teachers who are passionate about their subjects.  That really makes a difference to their learning and really shows in their results. Whilst we are growing, we are, and will remain, a relatively small Sixth Form, allowing the boys individual attention and support from their teachers and tutors. This means that our boys get the most from their learning, and also in their wider personal development so they really do leave us very well prepared for the next stages of their lives.”

All are welcome to join us at our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 15th November, 6.00pm to 7.00pm.


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I was thrilled with my A level results as were my family!  NSB pushed me to achieve my full potential giving me the focus and confidence needed to set out into the world as an independent and creative individual. - Year 13 leaver

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