Hamstead Hall Academy is delighted to announce another set of excellent A-Level results today. All our students achieved A*-E grades with around half achieving A*-B in at least one subject. Executive Principals, Jonathan Mortimer and Sukhbir Farar stated, “Students this year have completed the new reformed A-Level courses in most subjects which are considered by the government to be more rigorous and challenging but our students and staff have risen to the challenge and performed exceptionally. The results at Hamstead Hall match up very well with previous years with improvements in many subject areas. Congratulations to all our Year 13 students. This year, nearly a third of our students’ grades were awarded at A*, A or B across all subjects at Hamstead Hall Academy and these results represent outstanding achievement from our students.
One Year 10 student, entered three years early for A-Level Maths achieved an A* which is an incredible achievement and a testament to his work and the support of his maths teachers.
There was also success for our BTEC level 3 students where all students passed with one student achieving a distinction.” Carla Tranter, Assistant Head of School who oversees sixth form provision said, “We are really proud of our students and delighted that nearly all of them have secured their first-choice places at university. We wish them all the best as they enter the next phase of their lives. They have been a fantastic year group and these results are a testament to the hard work from staff and students and supportive parents.”
A special mention goes to our Head of MFL, Mr Gicquel, who has completed his A-Level in Latin this year, achieving the top grade of an A. Mr Gicquel has introduced Latin to Hamstead Hall students in years 7 to 11 and this year, decided to complete the A-Level course himself in Latin. Congratulations to Mr Gicquel and everyone else receiving their results today.
We are delighted to report a pleasing set of GCSE results for our students. Students completed the new, more challenging GCSEs in virtually all of their subjects and it is to their credit that they have risen to the challenge. In an extremely volatile and uncertain education climate, 65% of our students have achieved the new pass grade 4 (Equivalent to the ‘old’ grade C) in English and Maths. In addition, 40% of our students have achieved the new “strong” pass of a grade 5, which represents a fantastic achievement. We are very proud of them.
With over 10% of all of the grades awarded at a grade 7 or higher, many of our students achieved grades 7, 8 and 9 in most of their subjects. It is also worth mentioning that our languages department taught Latin this year to a group of students for the first time at Hamstead Hall after school and three of the students achieved a grade 9. There were many outstanding success stories, but one notable mention is a student who achieved eight grade 9s and two grade 8s in her GCSEs.
We are delighted for all our students who have worked so hard with the staff this year. This is a testament to the partnership we have with our supportive parents who can be so proud of their children. We look forward to welcoming the students into our successful sixth form in September for the next stage of their education.
-Jonathan Mortimer and Sukhbir Farar, Executive Principals