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Holmer Green Senior School

Academic Results 2018

Results Data 2017 and 2018

GCSE Results 2018

Holmer Green Senior School is delighted to announce a great set of GCSE results with 73% of students achieving 5 GCSE grades at 9-4 or A*-C including English and Maths.  Across the whole school 20% of grades were 9-7 or A*-A, and 42% of all grades were 9-6 or A*-B.  Over 45% of grades in Art and PE were 9-8 or A* which is an amazing achievement.  Over 27% of grades were 9-7 or A*-A grades in Maths, Biology, Photography, Music and Graphics.  There were also over 70% 9-4 or A*-C grades in Combined Science, Biology, Chemistry, English literature, Music, PE, Photography, Physics, RS, Spanish, Business Studies, Graphics and Resistant Materials.

Under the new 1-9 grading system 34 students secured a grade 9 with the significant majority of these coming from Maths. This is an exceptional achievement and it is great to see subjects like Art and Maths performing well above average at both GCSE and A-Level.

We have had some amazing success stories with our GCSE students this year.  A number have received an entire set of grades above 7’s (A*-A) and in particular a number of students have joined us from other countries and as well as getting grades 9-4 or A*-C across all their subjects have had to learn the English language first of all.  Amazing!

Headteacher, Ed Hillyard commented:  “It has been a good fortnight for Holmer Green Senior School.  It has shown that it can perform exceptionally well across both GCSE and A Level qualifications as it has high expectations of its students.  It is pleasing to note that our highest achievers are moving into our Sixth Form as they like the great support they get and the ‘no excuses’ culture. 

A huge congratulation goes to all of our students who have kept working hard under all the GCSE changes and have still excelled.  These results are also attributable to the great relationships the school has between its staff and parents, both of whom can take great pride in these results.  I am constantly humbled by the hard work and excellence shown by our students and know they have earnt their successes.”

6th Form Results 2019

Holmer Green Senior School is celebrating its continued, high performance with A Level and BTEC Level 3 results.  Congratulations go to all our students who have continued to cope with a reforming A Level system and toughened, linear exams, meaning exam boards have had to adjust their grade boundaries.  In the academic subjects, 11% of grades were A* compared to the national average of 8%, 34% of grades were A*-A compared to the national average of 26%, 56% of the grades were A*-B with 83% being A*-C (7% higher than this year’s National Average A*-C). The overall pass rate at A Level was 100% (grades being A*-E), which is a great year on year achievement. 

All students have achieved their destinations including some phenomenal apprenticeships and prestigious Russell Group universities, such as LSE, Cardiff, Exeter, Manchester, Birmingham and Southampton to study courses like Mathematics, History, PPE and Psychology.

Star performers included Mike Salem (A*, A*, A, B, Distinction*), Hugo Abbott (A, Distinction*, Distinction*), Ophelia Anderson-Byskou (A*, A*, D), Alicia Dawson (A*, A, A), Simon Lansley (A, A, Distinction*) and Caitlin Mayo (A*, A*, B) to name a few.

Our Art and Mathematics departments have continued to challenge HGSS students to excel.  In Mathematics, 70% of students achieved A*-A grades, some 29% above the national average. In Art 40% of students, achieved A* grades, well over triple the national average of 12%.  This is an exceptional achievement, as the course continues to demand novel approaches and creativity.

Headteacher, Ed Hillyard commented:   “Congratulations go to all our Holmer Green Sixth Form students.  We are extremely proud of all the hard work invested by the community of students, staff, parents and governors at HGSS.  The team work is truly exceptional, and all individuals reflect well our values of ‘work hard, be kind’.  As a non-selective school to be significantly above the national average for A* and A*-A grades is testament to Holmer Green’s academic ethos.  With 56% of our students getting A*-B grades and 83% achieving A*-C grades all of our students have secured the University courses, and apprenticeship pathways they wanted.  At Holmer Green we continue to refute the notion that 11+ or SATs results create a ceiling for a student’s aspirations.  Our focus on individuals and giving them the right support means that they flourish.  Year on year, our Mathematics and Arts departments deliver truly exceptional results.  Rachel Golding and Kelly Harrison, our Head and Deputy Head of Sixth Form have worked tirelessly on a first class UCAS process as well as leading a great team of teachers who demand and receive excellence from all our students.  Well done everyone.”


Holmer Green Senior School
Parish Piece
Holmer Green
High Wycombe
HP15 6SP

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