A Level results day 2022 at Norwich High School for Girls

Posted on 18th August 2022

Congratulations to the Upper Sixth at Norwich High School for Girls on their fantastic A Level results. 

Congratulations to the Upper Sixth at Norwich High School for Girls who today collected their results following the return to in person examinations for the first time since the COVID pandemic began.

Students and staff alike deserve hearty congratulations on an impressive set of results. 71% of all results were A* to A, a huge credit to the hard work and dedication of everyone. Half of the students achieved at least straight As and above, with 15% of students achieving three A*s or higher.

“Well done to all our students on their A Level results today. There are some outstanding results and we are delighted for all our students that have secured the grades they need to move on to their chosen field of study or next steps.”

Alison Sefton, Head of Norwich High School for Girls

Alison continued: “I am so impressed with the numerous and various courses they have chosen at University. From medicine, languages and classics to illustration, teaching and engineering, almost everyone has achieved their first choice university places and I wish them well. Others have chosen to take a gap year or go straight into the workplace. All should be extremely proud of their results. They join our strong alumnae network and we look forward to staying in touch and hearing of their future achievements.

“I must also say a huge thank you to all the staff who have worked with our students over the last two years surrounded by such uncertainty in terms of public examinations”

Drama Scholar Caitlin to tread the boards in York

Caitlin Sydney, recipient of a Drama Scholarship, is celebrating after securing a place at York to study Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance after achieving Drama A*, English Literature A* and Spanish A*.

Caitlin joined the school in Year 5. She performed in many school productions and concerts throughout her time in the Senior School, most notably Miss Saigon. In the Sixth Form not only has she continued to make her mark through her own performances such as in ‘100’ and ‘Made in Dagenham’, but she also initiated, organised and compared an online theatre night involving collaborating with pupils from across the school in Lockdown. In her final year, she adapted Alan Bennett’s well-known play, and directed performances of “The History Girls” with a cast of Senior School actors. In addition, Caitlin is the school’s Duke of Edinburgh Ambassador helping to nurture the confidence and skill set of younger pupils.

Engineer Madeleine Gibbs races towards her future with a place at Nottingham University

Madeleine Gibbs, who held both a Music and Product Design Scholarship and joined Norwich High School for Girls in Reception, is following her long held ambition to study engineering.

Having been interested in motor sport since being a member of the Maths in Motion Norwich High Prep School for Girls club in Year 6, Maddie has taken every opportunity to immerse herself in STEM including being a key member of our F24 racing team. Her brilliant Product Design coursework was a sailing kit drying rack. Maddie gained A* in Mathematics, B in Physics and A in Product Design and takes up a place to study Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham University.

Maddie excelled in music, drama, dance and sport in addition to her academics during her time at Norwich High School for Girls, with unrivalled generosity of time in contributing to the wider school community. She has been a great ambassador for positive mental health. Her determination is also evidenced through her title as a British Sharpie sailing champion. Maddie’s ambition following university is to work in Formula1 racing.

Medical School beckons for 14% of the Norwich High School for Girls Upper Sixth

14% of Upper Sixth students from Norwich High School for Girls are off to Medical School this year. The highly competitive courses, which attract thousands of applications every year, mean students must gain top level grades and pass a rigorous interview process to be selected.

Twin success! With identical courses chosen, identical twins Nanditha and Nikitha Rajesh are celebrating their exceptional results. Nanditha will study Medicine at King’s College London, after securing A in Biology, A in Mathematics and A in Chemistry. Nikitha, a former member of the Head Girls Team, will study Medicine at Keele University, after gaining A in Biology, A in French, A in Mathematics and B in Chemistry.

In other notable results:

Adhvika Rajesh will study Medicine at King’s College London, University of London after securing an A* in Biology, A in Chemistry and A* in Mathematics.

Samyuktha Sezhian will also study Medicine at King’s College London, University of London after gaining A* in Biology, A* in Chemistry and A* in Physics.

Dione Camderman will be taking a place to study Medicine at the University of Manchester having achieved A* in Biology, A* in Chemistry and A* in Spanish.

Tamara Kpodo will be reading Dental Surgery at the University of Sheffield, having gained A in Biology, A in Chemistry and A* in Latin.

Norwich High School for Girls is taking King’s College London by storm. In addition to the three medics taking up places there, Ella Hazelden will be reading Classical Studies at Kings’ College London after gaining A*in Art, B in Classics and A in Psychology.

Music Scholars hit the right notes with exceptional grades

Alice Smith, Norwich High School for Girls Music Scholar and former charities captain who joined the school in Year 9, is celebrating after gaining A* in Geography, A* in Music and A in Physics and gaining a place to read Geography at Magdalene College in Cambridge from September 2023 with an organ scholarship. She completed her EPQ with a study on female organists. For the next year, Alice is taking up an organ scholarship post at Peterborough Cathedral.

Frederica Davis, another Music Scholar who started at Norwich High School for Girls in Reception, is looking forward to taking a gap year where she will be taking up a position as Gap Assistant in the Music Department at Hereford Cathedral School. She gained A* in Computer Science, A in Latin and A* in Music.

Alice and Frederica are exceptional musicians who have achieved incredible standards in their music making while at Norwich High School for Girls. They have a wealth of experience with Alice leading the school orchestra and Frederica being head Chorister of Norwich Cathedral Girls’ Choir. Both featured as soloists performing Bach’s Violin and Oboe Concerto at the school’s Choral Concert in Norwich Cathedral in March 2022. Alice is a gifted pianist, organist and violinist. Frederica is a talented and versatile oboist, cor anglais player, pianist, singer and guitarist.

Dual language tradition bears fruit for Norwich High student Verity

Former Head Girl team member Verity Wilson, who joined Norwich High in Year 3, will be moving on to study French and Spanish at the University of St Andrews having gained A in English Literature, A in French and A in Spanish. Norwich High School for Girls offers two modern languages from Year 8 alongside Latin with many students choosing to pursue languages into Sixth Form and beyond.

Cordelia Martin, who gained A in Classical Greek, A* in French and A in Latin, scored full marks in her French oral. She is taking a gap year to work in the YipiYap tutoring programme, and will be applying to read Classics at university for a September 2023 start.

The Modern Foreign Languages department at Norwich High School is a thriving department which prides itself on its lively, interactive teaching, its diverse co-curricular opportunities and the exceptional support it offers to all students.

Mathematics second most popular A Level subject at Norwich High School for Girls

Over 30% of the Norwich High School for Girls Year 13 students took mathematics, with 62% achieving A*-A at A Level. Four pupils also studied Further Mathematics, with 100% A*-C.

Britt Dewing, our outgoing Head Girl, is celebrating after gaining A* Computer Science, A* in German, A* in Mathematics, A in further Mathematics and A* in Physics. She is taking a gap year before applying to university for a September 2023 start. Britt is the first Norwich High student who joined us when our Nursery opened aged 3 in 2007. It is extremely special that she finished her time at Norwich High as Head Girl. Britt is organising our Hack-her-thon event in September. Read more here.

Ria Ranjithar, who joined Norwich High School for Girls in Reception, achieved three A*s, with A* in Mathematics, A* in Further Mathematics and A* in Physics and will be moving on to study Physics at Imperial College London.

The approach to Mathematics throughout Norwich High School for Girls emphasises problem solving and a can-do attitude. There is good enthusiasm for the subject, as evidenced by the number of students electing to take the additional Further Mathematics course each year.

Fantastic Extended Project Qualification results at Norwich High School for Girls

The majority of students in the outgoing Year 13 cohort from Norwich High Schools for Girls undertook their EPQ qualification. The students achieved 50% A*, 92% A* to A and 100% A* to C. The EPQ allows students to explore an area of personal interest complementing their A Level studies. The EPQ can foster self-reliance, time management and build valuable skills which students need to succeed at university and beyond.

Norwich High A Level students praised for their resilience and determination

Hazel Packer, Director of Sixth Form at Norwich High School for Girls commented: “The resilience and determination of this cohort nationally must be recognised. They are the first to sit formal A Level examinations without ever having sat a public exam before, as their GCSEs did not happen thanks to the covid pandemic. They have overcome these unprecedented challenges and should be very proud today as they move towards bright futures.”

Norwich High School for Girls Sixth Form have launched their Bursary and Scholarship campaign for September 2023 entry. Find out more here. We are also delighted to invite students and their families to attend our Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 12th October. Register your interest via: https://www.norwichhigh.gdst.net/events/

Hazel Packer said: “Norwich High Sixth Form is a special place and we are delighted to once again welcome families to tour our stunning, stand alone facilities in the Sixth Form Centre and across the 14 acre Nowich High School for Girls site on Newmarket Road.”

“Our girls-only environment lets students be uniquely themselves, and supports them in following their own paths. We prioritise providing leadership opportunities and preparing students for their futures, with the support of the GDST network and a sector-leading UCAS preparation programme.”

Hazel Packer, Director of Sixth Form at Norwich High School for Girls