September 29, 2022

Outstanding progress and success for Sir Jonathan North students

Outstanding progress and success for Sir Jonathan North students 

We understand that when choosing a school for your child, you want to be sure they’ll be happy, nurtured, given a good education with subject choice, and have opportunities beyond the classroom. We also know that having confidence your child will achieve academically to the best of their ability is also important to parents and carers. 

At Sir Jonathan North, we encourage each and every child to strive for their very best, and as their educators, we provide the knowledge, tools and encouragement to get there. We place equal importance on academic excellence and holistic development, ensuring we develop ‘the whole child’ in preparation for GCSEs and life beyond education. 

Our teachers also invest time in updating their knowledge and adapting their methods of teaching and we’re overjoyed to see that reflected in the progress made by students. The 2022 GCSE results achieved by girls at Sir Jonathan North, when compared to the fantastic results achieved by the 2019 leavers*, show further progress in many subjects. 

*the last like-for-like GCSE exam year due to covid. 

Headline data

Our school, just like others across the country, is measured in a number of ways, which gives parents transparency in seeing how well the school is performing and helps prospective parents make an informed choice for their child. We’re pleased to share headline data with you below, showing positive progress at Sir Jonathan North Girls’ College. 

GCSE results in 2022: 

  • 55.7% of students achieved between a grade 9 and 5 in both English and maths (increase of 8.3% on 2019 results) 
  • 80.3% of students achieved between a grade 9 and 4 in both English and maths (increase of 12.4% on 2019 results) 
  • 77.9% of students achieved five GCSE passes which included both English and maths (increase of 12.9% on 2019 results) 
  • SJN student achievement of grades 9 to 7 in English language, English literature, maths, religious studies, film studies and dance subjects were all above the national average and national average for girls. 
  • SJN student achievement of grades 9 to 5 in biology, business studies, chemistry, combined science, maths, English language, English literature, French, geography, religious studies, PE, dance, design & technology, product design, drama subjects were all above the national average and national average for girls. 

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc):

The EBacc is an accountability measure in England that measures the proportion of students who secure a grade 5 or above at GCSE in English, Maths, Science, a humanity and a language. 

  • 93.9% of all students at Sir Jonathan North were entered for EBacc, gaining an average points score across the cohort of 5.28 (the national average is 4.42). 

Progress 8 score 2022:

Progress 8 is a measure that indicates how much a secondary school has helped its pupils improve (or progress) over a five-year period (from the end of Primary School to end of Secondary) when compared to a government-calculated expected level of improvement. The national average is 0, and each school’s score is usually between –1 and +1. 

  • Sir Jonathan North’s Progress 8 score in 2022 is recorded as +0.43 (compared to +0.34 in 2019). 

As an Ofsted Outstanding school, we’re proud of our expert teaching and continuous progress, but we’re even more proud of the results our girls keep on achieving.  

If you’re considering Sir Jonathan North Girls’ College for your child’s secondary education, we'd be delighted to show you around our high-achieving and thriving school. Please get in touch by contacting us or book tickets to one of our Open Tours by clicking here.