6th Form students at Highams Park have performed superbly in their A level and BTEC Level 3 qualifications again this year. With a record number of A* grades, as well as an increase in A*-B and A*-C percentages overall, this success represents just reward for all the hard work invested by our students and their teachers.
Jospeh Axe was our top performer in STEM subjects, gaining 2 A* grades in Maths and Further Maths alongside an A in Physics, which will take him on to the prestigious Physics undergraduate course at the University of Warwick. Ryan Ireland will also be studying Physics at a Russell Group university, as his A*AB in Maths, Physics and Computer Science have won him a place at the University of Bristol. Ellen Rahman also achieved A*AB but in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and will take her talents to study Maths at the University of York.
In the Arts subjects, Charlie Winward is assessing future career options having achieved A*AA in English Language, Media Studies and Business Studies, while Olivia Hall is first taking on an Art Foundation year having secured her own A*AA in Art, English Literature and Psychology respectively.
Excellent results extended into many other subjects as well, with Alex Gadsdon gaining A*AA in Psychology, Business Studies and Media Studies. Alex will go on to study Psychology at the University of Sussex. Danny Fowler illustrated both the range of his own talents and the strength in depth of 6th Form provision at Highams Park by achieving A*AB in Business Studies, Economics and Maths, plus a Distinction* in his IT Technical Award. Danny will be studying Management at the University of Kent.
Not only were there 8 A* grades in A level Mathematics this year, but students also continued the school’s impressive track record in vocational qualifications, with our BTECs once again the source of excellent results for students. In the new, tougher BTEC qualifications over 50% of grades awarded were at Distinction or above, meaning 21 of our 37 entrants gained at least DD in their subjects. Indeed, Amaar Asad, Kehkshan Bhatti, Joe Hilton, Adam Mahmood, Regan Marshall, Karl Munns and Eray Oz all achieved D*D in their respective BTEC qualifications, which represents a superb outcome from two years of hard work.
The Principal of Highams Park School, Phil Grundy, was delighted for our students, saying: “These results reinforce how strong we are at Highams Park 6th Form across so many A level and BTEC subjects. Our dedicated students and inspirational teachers have reaped the rewards of all their hard work. I would like to congratulate each and every student who has invested so much time and effort into their studies over the last seven years at Highams Park. We look forward to hearing about all their future success.”
Nigel Armsby, Director of 6th Form, added his congratulations: “Our students’ achievements this year maintain the trend of outstanding results achieved by 6th Form students at Highams Park School. The 2018/19 cohort were extremely hard working and dedicated, they deserved to do well and we are delighted with the progress they have made during their time with us."