Results and Assessments
Academic Results 2023
A huge congratulations to all our students for successfully completing their five year secondary school programme and in particular continuing to work hard towards their GCSEs during a turbulent number of years.
We are delighted that 73% of our students achieved 5 GCSE grades at 9-4 including English and Maths. Across the whole school 20% of grades were 9-7. Over 20% of grades were 9-8 in Art, Computing, History, Photography and RS which is a great achievement and indicative of students, staff and parents working hard together for these outcomes.
This year has been another ‘transition year’ returning results to 2019 levels when external exams last took place. This means that national results are lower than the three previous years (2020 to 2022) which is not unexpected. Comparison between Summer 2023 results and any other year is not possible, as in 2019 students had not had their learning disrupted. Students will already have a place either in our Sixth Form, at College or on an Apprenticeship confirmed. Sixth Forms and Colleges understand that grading is different again this year. If a student does not get the grades they need to study a particular course this September, then please do contact Mrs Golding, or our on-site Careers Advisor to support with their next steps.
We are hugely proud that as a group of young people, our students have continued to push and challenge themselves to become better versions of themselves and in so doing achieve their well-deserved GCSE results. Their results reflect the hard work and partnership between students, parents, teachers and governors. Congratulations on their great achievements this week and we look forward to seeing many of them in our Sixth Form. For those students moving on from HGSS at this point, we wish you a successful future.
We are incredibly proud of this year’s Holmer Green Senior School students and congratulate them on a very successful year. It is great to see our students continuing to strive to be the best possible versions of themselves. These results, and more importantly your destinations, have been a direct result of their hard work, excellence and resilience over their seven year journey with us.
Students’ University and apprenticeship destinations this year have included: Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Loughborough, Nottingham, Southampton, University of London and Warwick. Subjects studied and apprenticeships awarded have included: Medicine, Finance, Law, Engineering, Business, Art, Textiles and Computer Science.
Star performers this year were many and include: William Thomson-Bray (A*, A, A), Miia Patel (A, A, B), Jessica Morgan (A, A, A), Harry McCloud (Distinction*, A, B), Emily Mason (A, A, A, C) and Saqib Aslam (Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction, C) to name a few.
There have been the inevitable, annual news reports on grades, but we encourage our students to take their grades at face value and realise that a grade does not define them. The aim of Exam Boards this year has been to transition results back in line with Summer 2019, meaning comparisons with results and grades, each summer, since then are not meaningful.
For any support around Universities and Apprenticeships for students please come in and see us, or contact Mrs Golding or Mrs Walden.
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 and get to where they want to go.
A huge congratulations again on students’ achievements this week.