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Following on from our GB athletes’ success in Rio, students, staff and parents at Bishop Heber High School are celebrating their own record success in 2016. Almost 91% of Year 11 students at Bishop Heber High School achieved the benchmark of 5 or more passes at A* to C including English and Mathematics at GCSE – an outstanding achievement!

Over 92% achieved 5 or more subjects at A*-C and a superb 96% achieved grades A*-C in English, and 93% in Maths. 38 students in total (photo) have also achieved the top A* and A grades in at least 8 subjects, including: Bassel Abul-Magd (Marford), Poppy Allan (Norbury), Harry Benson (Farndon), Grace Boughton (Whitchurch), Bridie Buckingham (Malpas), Lucy Buckley (Carden), Anais Carson-Mee (Bronington), Alice Causer (Tattenhall), Aaron Christiansen (Clutton), Edward Clowes (Tilston), Carolyn Collis (Malpas), Lily Dawkes (Whitchurch), Elizabeth Edwards (Farndon), Alex Gate (Clutton), Isabella Gregory (Clutton), Anya Hansen (Bickley), Jessica Harris (Holt), Lydia Harthill (Bulkeley), Helena Heaton (Worthenbury), Emily Jackson (Nantwich), Will Johnson (Gatesheath), Hannah Jones (Stretton), George Kennard (Tilston), Philippa Lane (Bronington), Thomas Lister (Farndon), Elisha Lloyd-Bate (Whitchurch), Sophie Manning (Bickley), Luke Medinger (Wrexham), George Ratcliffe (Barton), Eleanor Regnart-Butler (Tallarn Green), Katherine Rodge (Cuddington), Eleanor Rouse (Tattenhall), Aaron Stanaway (Tattenhall), Nathan Stubbings (Tattenhall), Joseph Tweedie (Rossett), Ellie Weaver (Whitchurch), William Weaver (Tattenhall), James Williamson (Bickley).

Subjects in which students achieved more than 40% A*/A grades include Art, Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, Further Maths and Religious Studies. Students from across the ability range have achieved results that are a credit to them and demonstrate superb progress.  In many cases they have exceeded their predicted grades in all subjects. In addition to their GCSE successes, Year 11 students also made valuable contributions to the School and wider community in many ways, including raising money for charity and as volunteer Sports Leaders and Peer Mentors. Many have also completed the Duke of Edinburgh award in their own time demonstrating their commitment to achievement.

Headteacher Mr David Curry is delighted with these record results, he said, “It is our best set of results ever and shows that Bishop Heber High School continues to prepare its students for the challenges of A-level and beyond”. Mr Curry added: “This is a wonderful achievement for both students and staff, and is testimony to their hard work and commitment.  I would like to congratulate all our students on their success. The hard work of the students themselves, together with the excellent teaching of my colleagues and the support of the students’ families has led to these outstanding results. Our Director of Learning/Sixth Form, Mr Woodward, is looking forward to welcoming most of our Year 11 back to our Sixth Form to continue their education at Heber. Our very good Sixth Form results reported last week, together with these very impressive results continue to demonstrate that Bishop Heber High School offers exciting and successful learning opportunities for young people. For those of our students who will be seeking training, employment or college opportunities we wish them well in their future and thank them for their enormous contribution to our School throughout their five years at Heber”. Head of Year 11, Mr Balmer said, “These results are a due to a great deal of hard work and dedication from the students, staff and parents!”

A-Level Results 2016 PDF Print E-mail

The publication of A-level results at Bishop Heber High School is once again a cause for celebration, with students emulating the success of the British Olympic Team in Rio and exceeding all expectations. 52% of all A-level grades were A*-B, with 26% A*or A grades, and an impressive 10% of all grades awarded being A*.  Many students will now be taking up their places at Universities across the country or in apprenticeship schemes, whilst others will be entering employment or taking gap years abroad. 

Performance across all subjects was strong, but of particular note are the Maths results where 93% of students achieved A* to B grades, while in Art, English Literature, Theatre Studies, Further Maths and French over 80% of grades achieved were A*-B, once again affirming Bishop Heber High School’s reputation as one of the County’s best Sixth Forms. 

The performance of the following students is particularly noteworthy; Molly Garnett - Head Girl (Ellesmere) achieved 4A* grades and an A* in her EPQ and will be taking up her place at Oxford to read English Language and Literature. Angus Thomas - Head Boy (Gresford) achieved A*ABB and will be taking up his place at York to read History and Politics. Hattie Payne-Gill (Tattenhall) achieved 3A* and 2A grades and will be reading Chemical Engineering at Cambridge, while Elise Johanson (Gresford) has 3As and will be studying Medicine at Cardiff. With 3A* grades, Ffion Chapman (Whitchurch) will be going to Cardiff to study History, whilst Ben Carmichael (Farndon) and Bridget Jackson (Wrexham) both achieved 2A* and 2A grades. Ben will be taking a gap year before going to Bristol to study Mechanical Engineering, whilst Bridget has a place at Newcastle to study English Literature.

Students with A*A*A include Ben Long (Whitchurch) who is going to Lancaster to study Mathematics and Flora O’Neill (Rossett) who has a place at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting. With A*A*AB, Daisy Williamson (Malpas) will be attending Lancaster to study Fine Art whilst Elle Heath (Tattenhall) and Emma Palmer (Tattenhall) both have A*A*B. Elle will be taking up her place at Manchester to study Maths whilst Emma is taking a gap year and applying in 2017. Three students have A*AA, George Done (Erbistock), Luke Driver (Wrexham) and Jonathan Marlow (Whitchurch).

All three will be studying Engineering – George and Luke have chosen to specialise in Chemical Engineering with places at Leeds and Bath respectively, whilst Jonathan has a place at Edinburgh.

Thomas Crump (Farndon) will be taking up his place at Sheffield to read Bioengineering after achieving A*AB, and with A*ABB, Steven Rodge (Malpas) will be taking up his place at Birmingham to study Civil Engineering while Naomi Sargent (Erbistock) has a place at York to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Lizzie Thornton (Farndon) achieved 3 A grades and has a place at Bristol to study Accounting and Finance, while Tom Wright (Churton) and Flynn Shore (Whitchurch) both achieved AABB; with Flynn taking up his place to study Graphic and Communication Design in Leeds.

Catherine Rose (Farndon) achieved AAAB and has a place at Bangor to study English Literature.  A number of students also achieved impressive results gaining AAB grades; Liam Cork (Malpas) who has a place at Leeds to study Business Analytics and Andrew Huxtable (Iscoyd) who is taking a Gap Year before studying International Business at Edinburgh.

Also to be celebrated in this year of the Olympics are students who are following their sporting dreams: Matthew Waters (Farndon) who has a contract with Chester Football Club whilst Sophie Moore (Aldford) is planning to start her own Dance School locally.

The performance of the Lower Sixth students was also very pleasing with Jacob Sims achieving 6A grades, Kieran Rose and Will Farr achieving 5A grades and Dan Smith, Will Wright and Patrick Horrocks obtaining 4A grades.

The Headteacher, David Curry was delighted and commented: “We are all extremely pleased with the A-level results published today. The very high quality of education and standards set at Bishop Heber High School are clearly evident yet again from this year’s A-level results.  This year’s Upper Sixth is a large cohort and reflects what is special about this School and Sixth Form that is, every student is supported and encouraged to be the best they can be! The Upper Sixth students collectively sat over 500 examinations this Summer Term. The fact that well over half of the grades were an A*, A or B is a true reflection of how hard the students have worked with the support and direction of their teachers and families during their time in the Sixth Form.  I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the staff and Governors at Heber to wish all ‘Leavers’ our best wishes for the future.”

The Head of Sixth Form, Gemma Dodd said that “We are delighted that students have been able to achieve their hopes, dreams and aspirations. One of the things we are most proud of is that all our students achieve excellent results and enjoy a happy and healthy Sixth Form experience.

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