Holyhead is proud to announce improved GCSE results again this year, despite falling grades throughout Birmingham and across the country as a whole.
Sixty per cent of the Handsworth school’s Year 11 students gained five A*-C grades including English and Mathematics this summer, an improvement of two per cent on last year. Significantly, more students than ever before gained the highest awards this year with 13% of all grades at A*-A!
Notable achievers include Yaza Hendi and Mohammed Miah who both gained nine A*-A grades and Kobir Ahamed and Harnish Dosanjh who gained eight A*-A grades. Principal, Martin Bayliss was delighted with the results. “We are very pleased, particularly when we consider that all schools had been warned by Ofqual, the exams regulator, that results would “look different” to those of last year”.
The vast majority of the school’s Year 11 students will be enrolling in the school’s ‘outstanding’ Sixth Form and begin their A level studies in September.
Pictured are Sergio Dosse, Jesse O'Connor, Andrew McIntosh, Natasha Munroe, Niasha Youngsam and Kyra Davis who between them gained well over 30 A*-A grades!
Holyhead's Sixth Form doubled in size to over 200 students in September 2013 and with the additional challenge of the removal of January examinations we are delighted with our results this year, with most students in Year 13 achieving their aspirational target grades and all students achieving places at their chosen university
Many students next term will go on to study at top universities including: Aston, Birmingham, Keele, Manchester, Cardiff and the London School of Economics.
Top achievers include Quoc Tran who achieved A* AA and will be reading Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, Isha Khatun achieving AAA and securing a place at the University of Birmingham to read Law and Isabelle Monteiro who achieved AAA and will be attending Oxford University to read History.
Year 12 results indicate that students are capable of maintaining the success of previous years at A2 with 32% A-B, 52% A-C and 96% A-E grades.
Top achievers in Year 12 include Mariya Akhter securing AAAC, Asail Hendi achieving AABB and Jaspreet Takhar who achieved AABB and is looking to apply for Medicine.
Many congratulations to all!
I am pleased to share with you the photos of the Head Boy, Girl and Deputies as recently announced.
Head Boy - Emelio Shakes, Head Girl - Navpreet Shoker.
Deputies (Back-row) Reece Patel, Rohit Heer, Lucca Parveselli.
Deputies (Front row) Tisheka Bailey, Tyreika Ducram, Vi La.
Holyhead School has been chosen to help train the next generation of teachers, emphasising the high standards always shown by the city school.
Holyhead has been selected to become one of three National Teaching Schools within the RSA Academies' Teaching School Alliance.
Many congratulations to Isabelle Monteiro on gaining a place to read History at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, for October 2014. All at Holyhead are delighted and very proud. Truly wonderful news!
Governors at Holyhead are pleased to announce that the school will be joining the RSA’s Family of Academies (RSAA) from 1st September 2014. Governors believe that this partnership will provide endless opportunities for our staff and students. The school’s work with the RSA will focus on four key areas:
- Improving teaching and learning through successful partnerships between schools
- Enabling learners to achieve a broad range of qualifications, skills and competences
- Supporting innovation in teaching and learning and a spirit of open-minded enquiry
- Connecting teachers and learners to people, places and issues beyond the school gate
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