Examination Highlights 2017
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Top scholars who also achieved at least three A*/A grades
Caelan Anderson Biology/Maths/Further Maths/Physics
Joseph Church Chemistry/Maths/Further Maths/Physics
Emre Demirel Biology/Chemistry/Maths
Rory Harris Maths/Further Maths/Physics
Henry Orton Chemistry/Maths/Further Maths/Physics
Barty Pitt Chemistry/Maths/Further Maths/Physics
Elliot Stein Maths/Further Maths/Physics
Joshua Swindell Chemistry/Maths/Further Maths
Daniel Thornton Chemistry/Maths/Physics
Vocational Stars- 3AL Distinctions
Vincent Akosah Applied Science
Thomas Austin Applied Science
Patrick Eveleigh Sports studies
James Brookes-Park Applied Science
Robert Burnside Applied Science
Christopher Oxford Sports studies
Stewart Ross Sports studies
Joe Wing Applied Science
We are pleased to report another excellent set Advanced Level and Vocational results this summer. This cohort sat a mixture of legacy and reformed Advance levels. Subject staff who delivered the new specifications did so with minimal resources in terms of sample questions, assessment information and suitable texts. They worked extremely hard to ensure the students sitting these new A levels were not disadvantaged. Today’s results clearly reflect this. Our A*/A % was better than last year last year and which the media is reporting as a national trend. There was not a noticeable dip in grades between the legacy and reformed subjects.
Vocational students in Science and PE achieved a very creditable average grade of distinction. Most of these students also successfully took one or two additional AL subjects.
The majority of Departments had a 100% pass rate at A2/BTEC which is very impressive.
The year group has made a significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the school and the 400 year celebrations. Successful teams and individuals in a wide range of activities from the sports field to the Hertford Theatre and St Pauls. When the exam session finished in June over half of the cohort were transported to Snowdonia to complete their DofE Gold expedition.
The majority of these students will continue their academic development at university next year. Some will take up high level apprenticeships or take gap years and travel around the world.
These results reflect the hard work and dedication of students, staff and parents.
Joint Hertford and Ware Schools Press Release
If you are in Hertford Town Centre tonight, and into the early hours of Friday be prepared to see lots of ecstatic 18 year olds laughing uncontrollably and crying without obvious reason. Be patient with them, smile with them and tolerate minor excesses. Today is a very special day. The A Level results are out and for our local schools the results are good with many extraordinary achievements. Each exam certificate represent a passport to future ambitions as well as immediate choices. They are now officially adults. Around 500 18 year olds from Chauncy, Freman, Presdales, Richard Hale, Sele and Simon Balle schools sat exams in a wide range of subjects in May and June. Most took
the academic A Level subjects whilst others studied vocational courses in subjects such as Applied Science, Business and IT. A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics sit alongside Art, Textiles and Photography studies for our 6th Formers. Some qualifications will lead to full time employment and apprenticeships being taken up straight away whilst many will be taking their results to universities around the country.
Today, the headteachers of Chauncy, Freman, Presdales, Richard Hale Sele and Simon Balle schools are delighted with the results achieved by hardworking students and just as diligent teachers.
As an area we will be showing well above national average results and it is likely that Hertford,
Ware and Buntingford schools will again be in the top 10% of schools for the progress made by our students. As parents and teachers we are fortunate to live in such a pleasant area with such brilliant
Students are moving on to a huge range of exciting opportunities and they have earned the status of being our future leaders in art and industry, medicine, law and the theatre. As well as students who are off to universities across the UK to take degrees in subjects as diverse as Linguistics
and Artificial Intelligence, high level apprenticeships with the likes of GSK and KPMG have attracted many young people. All our local schools have several adventurous individuals off on “gap years”
travelling and volunteering around the world. Whatever they choose to do their teachers are proud of what they have done so far and we know that our futures are safe in the hands of this summer’s 500.