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Holmer Green Senior School

Academic Results 2017

GCSE Results 2017

Holmer Green Senior School is delighted to announce another record breaking set of GCSE results with 75% of students achieving 9-4 (A-C equivalent) in both English and Maths.  Across the whole school once again 40% of all grades were A*-B and 70% of all grades were A*-C.  Over 50% of grades in Art were A*-A and there were over 25% A*-A grades in Science, Music, Photography and Catering.  There were over 70% A*-C results in Art, Catering, French, History, Music, Photography and Spanish. 

Results in the new English Language, Literature and Mathematics qualifications were the best in the school’s history with attainment on average 10% higher than the National Average.  This included six students in Maths attaining the new top Grade 9 in Maths.  This is outstanding achievement for Holmer Green and far surpasses the achievements set this year in comprehensive schools.

Exceptional attainers included Alicia Dawson with 12 A*-A grades (6 A*s as well as a grade 9 in English Language) and Mike Salem with 11 A*-A grades (7 A*s as well as a grade 9 in Maths).  Other top attainers included Nathan Holt and Daniel Whittaker with 8 A*-A, Simon Lansley with 7 A*-A, Haroon Kazi, Lauren Miller and Matt Waterhouse with 6 A*-As and Juvairia Ahmad, Elliot Britton and Katie Dwyer with 5 A*-A grades.

Michael Jones, the Headteacher, added:  “Following our superb A Level results last week the school is elated with the success of our students.  It was also very gratifying to see top attainers such as Alicia and Mike enrolling for our Sixth Form for the next stage of their education. 

Congratulations to all our students on working so hard to achieve such a wonderful set of grades.  They (and their extremely supportive families) thoroughly deserve their success.  A huge thank you also to all the staff who taught them so well and gave such terrific support above and beyond the call of duty.  I feel so privileged to lead a team of colleagues that inspire young people to do so well.”

Sixth Form Results

Holmer Green Senior School is celebrating its best ever set of A Level and BTEC Level 3 results.  In the academic subjects, 23% of grades were A*-A, 58% of the grades were A*-B with 87% being A*-C (10% higher than this year’s National Average A*-C). The overall pass rate at A Level was 100% (grades being A*-E or equivalent).  Vocational results were every bit as impressive with all bar 6 entries being at Distinction* level which is equivalent to a Grade A at A Level. 

The results have meant that every student has achieved their first choice of university which include many Russell Group universities including Birmingham, Southampton and Newcastle to follow a range of courses from teacher training to management accounting.

Star performers included Lauren Holt (A*, A*, A), Harry Myall and Rebecca Price (A*, A, B), Ellen May, Alice Holmes(Distinction*, A*, B)  and Luke Seymour (Distinction*, A, B), Charlotte Whitmee (A, A, B), Niamh Molloy (A, A, C) and Abigail Swallow (A*, B, B).  As regards vocational attainment, stars included, Abdul Kadir (three Distinction*s) and Alex McEwan (two Distinction*s plus a B in Media Studies A Level).

At A/S there was similar success with our best ever Year 12 results.  The pass rate was 95% with 39% being A-B grades and 69% at A-C.  With such outcomes, the year group are promising to achieve another record breaking year in 2018.  As with the A Level results there were a number of star performers who included: Ollie Marks and Toby Myles (A, A, B), Charlie Thorogood and Joe Eales (A, B, B) and Joe Rock and Scott Dunsire (A, B, C).

Headteacher, Michael Jones commented:   “Such attainment is exceptional for a non-selective school.  To be so far above the national average for attainment and record so many A*-A grades, when the average GCSE grade on entry is below the national average, shows that Holmer Green can provide an education that can produce the same outcomes as local Grammar and Independent schools.  These results are a real testament to the ambition, hard work and commitment of our students and the wonderful staff at Holmer Green.  I am delighted for our Head of Sixth Form, Rachel Golding and all the A Level teachers who have transformed the quality of our Sixth Form and raised both aspirations and expectations of what our students can achieve.  As one of my governors commented when I broke the news – ‘well done everyone, this is a great testament to the hard work of the pupils and staff and the amazing supportive culture that inspires our students at HGSS.’  I couldn’t put it better myself.”

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

t: 01494 712219e: office@hgss.co.uk