GCSE Results Day: Newcastle High School For Girls students achieve amazing results

The students at Newcastle High School For Girls were celebrating their results and planning their next steps.

GCSE Results day has arrived! Young people across the North East have patiently waited for the moment to find out their results from the first in-person exams since the pandemic.

We attended Newcastle High School For Girls in Jesmond, and met with excited and pleased students ready for the next step in their education.

GSCE Results day: Newcastle High School For Girls

Since the change from grades being letters to numbers a few years ago, students were hoping to achieve a nine, which is the highest GCSE grade they can achieve.

The school reported that one in four grades awarded were at a 9, and two thirds of grades are between 7 and 9.

Newcastle High School For Girls pupils and parents are even more pleased with the result due to the disruption the pandemic had caused in regard to studying and school life. They are now looking forward to the next chapter of their academic life.


Scarlett Hardie, who achieved an incredibly impressive result of five 9s, two 8s and two 7s, said she was ‘very happy’ with her results. She plans to study Biology, Chemistry and Economics at Sixth Form.

Scarlett, NHSG student

Olivia Platt, achieved a great result of one 9, five 8s and four 7s. She plans to study Biology, Chemistry and Psychology at Sixth Form.

Olivia, NHSG student

Emily Beckett, achieved a 9 in Drama, therefore plans to further study it at Sixth Form, alongside Textiles and Psychology. She also achieved a fair amount of 7s across her results, a 6 and a 5.

Emily, NHSG student


Philippa Ramsay, plans to study Religious Studies, History and Drama at Sixth Form as she achieved a 9 in Religious Studies, three sevens, sixes and a five.

Philippa, NHSG student

Each student we spoke to expressed desire to remain at Newcastle High School For Girls, and attend their Sixth Form.

Mr Michael Tippett, Head at NHSG, said: “I am absolutely thrilled by today’s GCSE results which reflect our school’s continued excellent upward trajectory of public examination improvement.  I am also very proud of every one of our pupils who have worked so hard during these past years of challenge and uncertainty to achieve such outstanding grades.  We shouldn’t forget how difficult recent years have been and that these pupils didn’t even know if public examinations would actually go ahead this year until well into Year 11.“

Mr Tippett added: “Our staff have been superb in supporting pupils during these unprecedented times and NHSG pupils have demonstrated remarkable resilience. I am so pleased therefore that, this year, pupils will be able to celebrate fully their very well deserved success, and I am looking forward to seeing them back in September for all the excitement that NHSG Sixth Form will bring.”