Outstanding GCSE Results for Year 11 at Highams Park
It was a picture of genuine delight as teachers were able to congratulate Year 11 students at Highams Park School on their excellent GCSE results. All of the students have shown great resilience during the enforced school closure and the cancellation of the examinations. The excitement this morning as students successfully enrolled onto A Level and BTEC courses was tangible, as students and teachers alike look forward to new courses and new classes in September. Each student should be proud of their achievements, particularly during this COVID year.
Students and their families are celebrating some superb individual achievements. Lois Mayfield was the top performing student in Year 11, exceeding all efforts of her predecessors in her record results. Lois will stay in the 6th Form at Highams Park to study Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics.
Having seen his older sister’s success in gaining a place at Oxford University with her A level results last week, Nicholas Crossley was not to be outdone as he recorded some outstanding GCSE outcomes of his own. Nicholas is now turning his attentions to his A level courses in Highams Park 6th Form, where he will study the same combination as Lois.
Joining Lois and Nicholas in the 6th Form will be Oliver Felgate, studying Computer Science, Maths, Further Maths and Physics, and Joshua Grundy-Tenn, going on to do Computer Science, History, Philosophy and Physics. Both boys achieved superb GCSE results and their varying course choices demonstrate the breadth of success in this year’s cohort.
Continuing the picture of outstanding achievement in attaining the very top grades at GCSE are Elise Burke, Jasmine Eze, Valentina Rabrenovic, Agnes Prosser and Oluchi Stephen-Ezeocha. These five students achieved over 50 grade 8s and 9s between them and are moving on to A levels as diverse as Art, Computer Science, English Literature, Further Maths and Psychology.
Aaron Maguire and Ella Remyn deserve special mention for their ability to combine academic and sporting success. Aaron gained an amazing set of GCSE results and is taking up his scholarship at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Ella achieved a similarly impressive set of grades and moves on to a sports scholarship, to combine her swimming and academic endeavours. Both leave with our very best wishes for further success in the future.
As ever, it is the students who make the greatest progress over the course of Years 7-11 at Highams Park of whom we are particularly proud. Afolabi Nurse exceeded his aspirational targets by over 2 whole grades on average across his 9 GCSE subjects. This is a truly outstanding achievement and allows Afo to move on to study Computer Science, Maths and Physics in Highams Park 6th Form. Great credit must also go to Matthew Doudrich, Ibrahim Ahmed, Tommy Porter, Mya Heenan, Lewis Marshall and Melissa Marshall, all of whom made incredible progress from the start of Year 7 to their final GCSE grades.
The Principal, Phil Grundy, added: “Following all of the disruption that this talented group of students have faced during the last six months I am delighted to have been able to welcome in person each of the students collecting their results today. The maturity with which students have received their grades and then registered for their respective A Level and BTEC courses reflect the ambitions and determination of this Year 11. Students, parents and teachers are all now looking
forward with optimism to the opportunity to return to school and commence the next stage of study. We are very proud of each of you.”