Exam Results 2016 – Congratulations to Year 11!

Once again, many students have outstanding results, some of them shown in the photograph below:

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Special congratulations go to Nazifa ZAMAN (8x A*, 3x A), Husam AL MALIKI (7x A*, 4x A), Caner ARSLAN (6x A*, 4x A), Ilayda KAYARDI (3x A*, 7x A), Mahli JACOB-PETERS (1x A*, 9xA), Done-Helen DOGAN (3x A*, 6x A) and Nabiha CHOUDHRY (2x A*, 6x A). Husam has also achieved a very rare ‘A* Distinction’ in Further Maths.

Making the most progress since primary school is Kacper CHYTRA (3x A, 4x B, 3x C) whose outcomes are 4 grades higher for each of his subjects when compared to national progress expectations.

The new DfE benchmark for school performance is ‘Progress 8’ which measures the progress of students across 8 qualifying subjects. The estimated outcome for Progress 8 is +0.5 which means that on average students at NPCS have achieved half a grade better than national expectations across each of their 8 qualifying subjects.

Despite the increased challenge which has been added to GCSE exams, the proportion of students attaining A*-C grades in English & Maths has increased to 44%.

Our results in 2016 confirm that students at NPCS make excellent progress during their 5 years at NPCS. Our more able students achieve the highest grades, placing them in a strong position to compete for places at the most prestigious UK universities and for the most competitive degree courses.

A number of our students have won scholarships to prestigious Independent Schools:
Dulwich College – Caner Arslan
Rugby School – Khalid Al-Mubarak
Mill Hill School – Illayda Kayardi
St Mary’s School, Cambridge – Nabiha Choudhry and Nazifa Zaman
The Royal Hospital School – Hanane Bouhalla and Done-Helen Dogan
Wymondham College – Brianna Gayle

Headteacher, Monica Duncan, commented:

“The year-on-year rise in our results is testimony to the commitment and hard work of students and staff who have worked tirelessly to achieve these results.
I also want to acknowledge the outstanding support received from parents.
We wish all the year 11 students of 2015/16 every success in their future studies.”

The Bus That Went To War

 

The History department have been working on a project with Year 9 students. 
 
The project has been run by the London Transport Museum at no expense to the school. The group have used the buses that transported the soldiers to the Somme as a way of telling the story of young men from Tottenham who went to fight a hundred years ago. 
 
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Our students have produced some amazing work as a result and it is due to go on show in Bruce Castle Museum from October until December from then it will go on tour. 
 
The project is not stand alone and will run in total for 5 years. As a result of their hard work they have been nominated for the Lottery Heritage Fund and are hoping to win the award. They have already beaten off stiff competition: there were 600 entries to the Awards, and there are only seven finalists in the Heritage category. Winning the award now depends on ensuring supporters spread the word and vote. 
 
Voting is quick and simple. 
 

VOTE by clicking this link then entering your email address http://tinyurl.com/voteforBattleBus 

Please feel free to pass the link on to anyone you know so that they can all vote as well. It would be great to help give something back to a team who have worked so hard with our students and helped them produce amazing work. 
 
Mrs E Adams