Thursday’s A Level results saw great success for Newcastle School for Boys, with the Sixth Form securing its best set of results in its history.
Boys at the Sixth Form produced a record-breaking set of results with a 100% pass rate and over 35% of the grades being awarded at A* and A: higher than the national average by some margin. These results are particularly pleasing in a year where there has been added uncertainty due to the new examination reforms.
Under 15 cricket v GSHS
The Under 15 team played George Stephenson High School indoors at South Northumberland Cricket Club on Tuesday and were set a challenging 183 to win.
Dan B, James M, Jack Peacock and Max W were the bowlers to take wickets, aided by some good fielding which saw NSB effect three run outs. The run chase saw Alex B, Arthur B, Anish D, Ally D and Alex L contribute well with the bat only to fall one run short on 182!
Under 14A cricket v MCC Hub Under 15
The Under 14A team had a comfortable victory against the Hub team. Setting the Hub 121 from NSB’s 20 overs thanks to 25 from James S, 22 from Rory N and 18 from Lucas D. In reply, the Hub finished on 79 for 7 after their 20 overs giving NSB a victory by 42 runs. Cole C took 2 for 7, Sam P 2 for 12, Lucas D and George R one wicket each and Josh L a direct hit run out.
Last week, some boys in Year 9 visited the Theatre Royal to watch the much-acclaimed show The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night.
After having studied the novel in English lessons before Christmas, the class were excited to see how the story would translate onto the stage and it didn't disappoint. From the set up of the stage, to the use of sound and the stunning, very physical, performance by actor Scott Reid, the show was simply spectacular!
As always, the boys did themselves proud at a public event and had a brilliant time