An Outstanding Choice

Issue 95

Newcastle High School for Girls empowers girls to be leaders, trailblazers and world shapers, broadening horizons and boosting confidence. The school wants every pupil to follow their own pathway and become the person they want to be, whether that is through pursuing a love of the Sciences, Languages, Arts or anything in-between. That's why Sixth Form at NHSG is an outstanding choice.

NHSG’s academic Sixth Form programme has been designed to provide choice and the range of A Level courses are as diverse as its pupil community.

The School prides itself in outstanding teaching delivered by inspirational subject specialists whose knowledge and passion for their subject encourages pupils to achieve the very best they can. Alongside this, the superb facilities and smaller classes are the perfect combination to learn without limits and achieve outstanding A Level results.

Plus, all Sixth Form pupils have access to a superb leadership, enrichment and co-curricular programmes which are designed to broaden their horizons, develop new skills and grow confidence. This includes Life 360 an excellent programme that covers finance, politics, social responsibility and British citizenship so that pupils are prepared for life beyond school.

It’s no surprise therefore that the school’s success reaps real results, not just in grades, but in enabling its pupils to fulfil their own dreams and ambitions across a wide range of disciplines as the NHSG Class of 23 clearly demonstrate. These young female trailblazers, who completed their A Levels this summer, have taken up a range of exciting higher education courses at the country’s top universities, and they say their achievements are deeply rooted in the support provided by NHSG.

Achieving A*/A grades in Fine Art, Politics and English Literature A Levels, Emma Scanlon has a bright future at Oxford University where she’s studying English Language and Literature at St John’s College. With a burning ambition to harness the power of words to effect societal change, Emma is contemplating using her love of language to pursue a career in investigative journalism. She said: “I’d love to be an investigative journalist because breaking stories can have a big impact on society. Journalism can shine a light on societal issues, change policy and change how we think, too.”

Joining Emma at Oxford after achieving a stunning set of A Level grades, Maia Broughton is reading Geography at Brasenose College. Maia achieved three A*s and an A in her A Levels, more than meeting the prestigious university’s offer, and is contemplating a career in fields of sustainable finance or disaster risk analysis. She said: “The school has been second to none and words can’t describe how thankful I am. I want to give a massive thank you to my teachers; they have enabled me to achieve my dreams.”

Securing her place at renowned performing arts institution, Leeds Conservatoire, Madi French is taking her study to the next level as she embarks on a degree in Musical Theatre. NHSG, in partnership with Gateway Studios, nurtured Madi’s love of musical theatre. Madi said: “The encouragement from my teachers, including my dance teacher here at NHSG, has always been great. They have really helped shape who I am today and I owe them a lot.”

A career in Medicine beckons for Ishika Jha whose place at Nottingham University was secured thanks to outstanding achievements in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Ishika has always known that the sciences would play a role in her future and believes that the NHSG community was at the heart of her achievement.

She says: “There’s a really supportive community and sisterhood at NHSG. I couldn’t be more grateful to the teachers and student community for the support I received.”

Emma Hands, who is studying her dream course in film at Salford University put her success down to the confidence she gained while being at NHSG. “I joined NHSG in Sixth Form because I thought it would provide me with the opportunity to get into film. It’s a male dominated sector but being at an all-girl school I have learned that I can achieve anything and it’s made me much more determined and motivated as a result.”

Amanda Hardie, Acting Head of NHSG, said: “You simply can’t deny the benefits of an all-girl education – a productive environment that empowers girls to learn without limits and be the girl they want to be. I know these students will go on to blaze a trail of success in their chosen fields.”

Did you know?

NHSG offers both Year 7 and Sixth Form Scholar and Bursary Awards? The application window for September 2024 entry is open until 11th December 2023.

Want to find out more?

NHSG’s Senior School and Sixth Form Open Morning is on Saturday 11th November, 10.00 am until 1.00 pm.

Contact the admissions team – T: 0191 2016511



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