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Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead Garden Suburb enjoys record GCSE results
Students at Henrietta Barnett School were among only a few across the country who bucked the national trend to achieve record GCSE results this year.
This year’s pupils secured the Hampstead Garden Suburb school’s best ever scores with 94 per cent of the grades achieved either A* and A.
Every one of the 92 students at the Central Square girls’ school achieved either A* or A in the core subjects of English literature and maths.
Among the highest achievers were 83 girls who achieved at least nine grades at A* to A.
Acting headteacher Mandy Watts said students and staff worked extremely hard to ensure changes in the examination system did not affect this year’s grades.
She said: “It was a case of thorough preparation to give the girls confidence in the requirements of the exam courses, without creating an over-pressurised atmosphere.
“Girls in this year group, as much as in any other year, found time to take leading roles in drama productions, such as the fantastic Cabaret, music concerts, representing the school in sport, debating and doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award as well as going on some of residential trips abroad organised by departments.
“They were a delightful year group: hard-working, thoughtful, enthusiastic, full of character and lots of fun – all the qualities we try to foster at HBS.
“We are extremely proud of them, and very much look forward to seeing them develop further as they enter the sixth form.”
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