Academic Results 2019
GCSE Results 2019
Holmer Green Senior School students continue to excel and push themselves with some making incredible progress from their prior starting points this year. Our top performers have secured the best grades from 7-9, with one student achieving six grade 9s, a superb achievement. In total 41 students secured grade 9s across a variety of subjects including: Religious studies, Art, Maths, English, Sciences.
We are delighted that 73% of our students achieved 5 GCSE grades at 9-4 or A*-C including English and Maths. Across the whole school 17% of grades were 9-7 or A*-A, and 33% of all grades were 9-6 or A*-B. Over 20% of grades in Art, Chemistry, Biology and Physics were 9-8 or A* which is an amazing achievement. Over 20% of grades were 9-7 or A*-A grades in Maths, History, PE, Photography and Religious Studies.
Headteacher, Ed Hillyard commented: “Year on year, Holmer Green Senior School students continue to rise to the challenge of ever more difficult GCSEs and do well. The school congratulates another fantastic group of young people. Their successes are a real testament to the hard work and partnership between students, staff and parents. It is also great to see so many of our students stay on at our Sixth Form as they enjoy the personalised support that is provided and the challenge.”
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.”