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Holmer Green Senior School

Holmer Green Senior School

Results and Assessments

Results 2019-20 (not performance measured)

GCSE Results 2020

Holmer Green Senior School students have done an incredible job this year under very different circumstances. A huge congratulations goes to our students who have pushed themselves over the last five years and have made such great progress since Key Stage 2. Our top performers have secured the best grades from 7-9, with a number achieving 4, 5, or 6 grade 9’s which is a superb achievement. In total 46 students secured the top grade 9 across a variety of subjects including: Religious studies, English, Maths, Art and Sciences. We are delighted that 72% of our students achieved 5 GCSE grades at 9-4 or A*-C including English and Maths. Across the whole school 23% of grades were 9-7 or A*- A, and 40% of all grades were 9-6 or A*-B. Over 20% of grades were 9-8 or A* grade in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, PE, D&T, Textiles and Art. Headteacher, Ed Hillyard commented: “Holmer Green Senior School students in a difficult year have continued to work hard and apply themselves. They can be hugely proud of their achievements. Their successes, and particularly, the top end results speak volumes about the great partnership that exists between students, staff and parents. We are even more excited to see so many returning to the Sixth Form so that we can continue to share in their learning journey. “

Sixth Form Results 2020

Holmer Green Senior School is celebrating the excellent results of its A Level and BTEC Level 3 students in a very unusual year. Results have further improved this year which reflects the tireless work ethic of our students, staff, parents and Governors. Not only have students had to contend with their normal studies, but then also a curtailed term and the pressure/anxiety of not having the chance to show what they can do in an exam. In the academic subjects, 12% of grades were A*, 37% of grades were A*-A, 67% of the grades were A*-B and 92% being A*-C. The overall pass rate at A Level was 100% which is a great achievement.

Our students have achieved a range of excellent destinations including Oxbridge and prestigious Russell Group universities, such as Cambridge, Manchester, Exeter, Warwick, Southampton, St Andrews, Edinburgh and Loughborough to study courses like English, Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Politics & International Relations and Costume & Performance Design.

Star performers included: Lauren (A*, A*, A*, Distinction*); Ollie (A* , A* , A, A); Emma (A* , A* , Distinction); Claudia (A* , A* , Dis); Halima (A* , A , A); Sophie (A* , A , Dis*) and Robert (A* , A , A, Distinction) to name a few.

A range of our Departments have continued to challenge HGSS students to excel. In Mathematics, Art, Geography, and Religious Studies, 40% of students or more achieved A*-A grades. In Art 47% of students, achieved A* grades which is an exceptional achievement. Such grades have enabled close to 30% of our students achieving Oxbridge/Russell group places. This emphasises our aspirational Sixth Form culture and the exceptional hard work by students and staff alike to bring the best out of each other.

Headteacher, Ed Hillyard commented: “Huge congratulations go to all our Holmer Green Sixth Form students, particularly in such an unusual year. 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. To have a student that has got into Cambridge from a non-selective school says everything and close to 30% of students getting into Russell group universities. 67% of our students achieved A*-B grades and 92% A*-C grades. 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. Our Mathematics, Art, Geography and Religious Studies Departments have delivered excellent results. Rachel Golding and Kelly Harrison, our Head and Deputy Head of Sixth Form have worked tenaciously 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.”