Highams Park students continue to receive outstanding results
Following on from the outstanding results that were achieved last week by Year 13 students, Highams Park is very pleased that Year 11 students continue to achieve outstanding results in their Level 2 qualifications. Highams Park continued to achieve high levels of attainment, with 74% of students received 4-9 and 57% achieving 5-9, both of which were well above the national averages.
Overall, 227 8-9 grades were received across the Year 11 cohort this year. This is above what was achieved by the cohort in 2022, which is a particularly impressive display from the current Year 11 students at Highams Park School given the national picture of the number of top grades falling. This is alongside data showing that a majority of Year 11 students at Highams Park School were making above expected progress in relation to their target grades across their subjects. Three students who should be particularly impressed are Jonathan Crossley, Matilda Hollingsworth and Miriam Marowska, who achieved all 9s and 8s across their subjects. Indeed, a number of students achieved 9-7 grades across all of their subjects. This includes Eren Ozcan, Sara Uka and Ruby Cuevas Priestly. The vast range of subjects that students achieved these top grades in shows the depth of high-quality teaching that students experienced at Highams Park.
We are delighted, as ever, not just with those who have achieved the highest grades, but by the progress that students have made over the course of their 5 years with us. Over a quarter of Highams Park students achieved grades which were 0.5 grades above their target on average, including Ioan Lewis-Weedon and Emma Hardy who achieved on average 2 grades above their target grades across his subjects and each obtained 4 9 grades. All of our students who have achieved above their targets deserve particular praise for their achievements, which come from a combination of student self-discipline, strong parental support and dedicated teacher input throughout their secondary school careers.
Nigel Armsby, Principal of Highams Park School was extremely impressed with the results achieved by the Year 11 cohort, and said that “Our Year 11 students have once again achieved extremely impressive results across their subjects. We are continuously proud of the hard work that our students put in to ensure that they are making expected progress. Their dedication and resilience is admirable, and it is pleasing that so many students are continuing onto their first choice Post-16 destination, with a majority choosing to stay at Highams Park for Sixth Form”.
As a result of the excellent results achieved by Year 11, Highams Park is very pleased that a majority of their Year 11 students have chosen to remain at the school for their A level and BTEC Level 3 studies. This is in addition to a large number of students from other schools both within and beyond Waltham Forest choosing to come to Highams Park to experience the diverse curriculum that is on offer in the Sixth Form.