Academic Results 2019
Sixth Form Results
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. 60% of our Level 3 BTEC results were Distinction – Distinction* and 94% Merit – Distinction*; showing that our vocational qualifications are also incredibly strong.
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.”
We are delighted to announce that we are top of the Buckinghamshire tables for A Level and Academic Progress in 2019.