"Our sixth form students have achieved some excellent results once again - I am incredibly proud of their performance. The vast majority have secured a place at their chosen university, apprenticeship or workplace. I wish all of them the very best for their next steps."
Janet Sheriff, Headteacher.
In 2018, the overall pass rate has increased to 99.5% and the percentage A* - B grades has increased to 57.3% with an impressive proportion (28%) of all grades being A or A*. This high attainment is evident in the more academic subjects such as the Sciences, Maths and English as well as in vocational subjects such as Business, Health and Social Care and Sport Studies, where there was a high proportion of Double Distinction* grades. Teachers at Prince Henry’s have worked particularly hard this year to prepare students for the additional challenge of new courses and examination structures and they are rightly proud of how well our students have performed.
There are some amazing individual successes across the full range of academic achievement: At the top end a number of students gained straight A or A* grades. Timothy Frankland achieved an A* in each of his subjects (Maths, Physics and Further Maths). He has secured a place to study Mathematics at Durham University. Max Collins was awarded four A levels at A*, A*, A and A (Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Further Maths) and he will go on to study Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College. Jess Mustow achieved two A* grades and an A grade (Biology, Spanish and Chemistry) to secure her place to study medicine at Bristol University. A number of other students achieved the top grades they needed to study medicine including Iqra Shahid (University College London), Jody Cook (University of Leeds) and Lauren Thornley (Imperial College). Jessica Hemsley secured a place to study PPE at Oxford University.
There were top achievers in our vocational programmes, too: Kate Hodsman and Harry Grimes both achieved a Double Distinction* in Sport. Katie Andrews and Lauren Rawse both secured a Double Distinction* in Health and Social Care. In Business, both Benjamin Hall and Elliot Walker achieved a Double Distinction*.
“The continued improvement in standards at Prince Henry’s is due to our team of talented and dedicated staff and the hard work and commitment of our amazing students. Well done to all!” said Janet Sheriff.
While many of our students achieve well, we have particularly strong results in Modern Foreign Languages (you can study more languages here than at most schools), Mathematics, Business and Economics and Art. We have a great record for getting students into Cambridge to study Maths - the top course in the country for this subject - and our strength in Languages is such that we have Alumni working and studying all over the world.
Next year, this could be you!