Exam Results 2017
BEST EVER GCSE RESULTS FOR STUDENTS AT HUXLOW
It’s double celebrations all round at Huxlow Science College as the school has posted the best set of GCSE results in its history. This is hot on the heels of brilliant A Level results. An impressive 64% of students gained the equivalent of 5 A* - C grades, including English and Maths, which is well above the national average and makes us the top performing school in the area.
We are extremely proud of our Year 11 students and thrilled with their achievements. They have shown huge dedication to their studies and have earned the fruits of their labour. We particularly have to recognise the staff in the English and Maths departments who have dealt spectacularly well with the requirements on their subjects introduced by the new grading system. Students have been given extensive help with their revision techniques and staff have put on lots of revision sessions.
Here at Huxlow we are extremely focussed on developing the whole child and as well as celebrating these academic achievements we are confident that all of our Year 11s are prepared to go on and do well in the adult world.
Our highest achieving student was Alfie Aldridge who gained 11 GCSEs with a 9 in English Literature and 8s in English Language and Maths. Dominic Booroff also gained straight As with an A* in Physics. Tsang Ho Yen gained more than 9 top marks with A* grades in Biology, Physics and French. Sinead O’Callaghan got straight As with A*s in Chemistry, Physics and French. Ellie Sim earned 4A*s in Biology, Chemistry, French and Geography. Rielly Kitchener gained several top grades with A*s in French, History and Physics. Georgia Knighton earned 6 A grades and level 7s in English and Maths. Amy Stoker also gained A* grades in Resistant Materials and Graphics and Physics. Bethany Nightingale got a fantastic Level 9 in English Literature. Twins Jaimee and Lauren Panter are also celebrating after both gaining a number of top marks. They will now stay on to study at Sixth Form. Lauren said: “We are thrilled with our results and put in a huge amount of work. We revised together which really helped as we were able to test each other.”
Sinead O’Callaghan who will be staying on to study at our Sixth Form following her fantastic results said: “I was so happy when I opened the envelope and saw my results as I had been really nervous and worried. I am going to study Maths and Further Maths as well as Psychology and Chemistry at University and hope then to go on and study Maths at university.” Ollie Hall who earned a fantastic A* in Physics said: “I’m so pleased as I put in a lot of hard work. We also had fantastic teaching.”
The school has done particularly well in English, Maths, French and especially the Science subjects. 84% of Biology students gained a C grade or higher; 82% of Chemistry students earned a C grade or above and 74% of Physics students gained C or above. Under the new grading system 73% of Maths and English students gained Level 4 (C grade equivalent) or above. Of particular note, three students gained the top grade 9 in English. 87% of students gained grade C or above in French.
A LEVEL RESULTS ARE THE BEST IN HUXLOW HISTORY
This year students at Huxlow Science College are celebrating one of the best set of A Level results in the school’s history. The results show improvements across the board in the school’s A Level and Level 3 applied qualifications with a 100 % pass rate. Students have done particularly well in the Science and Maths subjects. An impressive 28% of all examinations taken graded at A* or A grade with 54% graded at B or above. 85% of all examinations were graded C or above.
This excellent set of A Level results it is down to the hard work of both students and staff. We have offered high quality careers advice to ensure that all students have studied courses that are well tailored to their talents and aspirations. We have left no stone unturned in terms of teaching and learning and we are really proud of our students and the incredible commitment they have shown to their studies. Our students are heading off to some of the Country’s most prestigious Universities.
Our top performing student was Zac Tiernan who gained A* grades in Biology and Maths and A grades in Chemistry and Further Maths. He has earned a place at Cambridge studying Bio-Chemistry. He said: “I worked really hard to get these grades and put in at least 50 hours of revision per subject. I have always loved maths and science subjects and I want to pursue a career in drug development. I want my science career to have a practical application and would really enjoy pioneering new drugs.”
Oliver Applegarth also did amazing well and gained an A* and 3As. He will head to the University of East Anglia to study Biochemistry. Oliver said: “I was hoping for grades B and above so am really pleased with how I have done. I am all prepared for university and have been doing some private maths tutoring during the holidays to build up some funds to take.”
Huxlow really did live up to its Science specialism with many top marks in the sciences. Many students will now study a Science related degree at university. Ervin Bevenyi will be studying Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield Hallam; Paul Byrne gained 2A and 2b grades and will study Computer Science at Birmingham University (which is in the prestigious Russell group); Oliver Le Marquant-Brown is studying Automotive Engineering at Oxford Brookes; Cameron Barber will study Aerospace Systems Engineering; Billy Robinson will study Electrical Engineering at Lincoln University; Jordan-Rhys Linnell with study Chemistry at Leicester Unviersity and Calum Patton will study Software Engineering at Nottingham Trent University.
A number of students have also secured jobs or apprenticeships. Jasmin Buxton is now working for a local water management company. Chloe Keech is a Community Banker at Barclays in Northampton and Robert Clarke has won a degree apprenticeship with Balfour Beatty. Nikita Camps will be studying Sport and Science at Brunel University. She said: “I’m all ready to go to London and have a job lined up already. I am really thrilled to have got a place where I wanted.”
Friends Preston Williams and Joseph Antonacci are headed to Sheffield Hallam University to study the same subject after gaining identical grades in identical subjects. India Driscoll and Molly Killeen will both be studying at The University of Northampton. India will be studying a Psychology and Law degree and Molly will do Education Studies as the first step on a path towards a career in teaching. Molly said: “The sixth form has been brilliant and the staff have been really supportive all the way along.”
Amelia Parker will study fashion buying and marketing at De Montfort University; Laurence Wright will read History at Lincoln University and William Brown will read the same subject at the University of East Anglia.
There was particular success in the Maths and Sciences. 100% of students who studied Maths and/or Further Maths gained B or above and 71% of students who studied Chemistry gained a B grade or higher.
The success comes as the school prepares to launch its new Sixth Form Centre in September. Year 12 and 13 students will have a dedicated area to pursue their studies and ensure the Sixth Form continues to thrive.