This academic year saw further disruption to the Public Examination system. Once again, students and staff worked incredibly hard to achieve the best results possible for each student at Halliford School.
This summer, teachers were asked to use a wide variety of evidence from throughout the course, which at Halliford School included rigorous formal Summer assessments. From these significant pieces of evidence, final grades were set for each individual student. These were then extensively moderated both internally and externally to ensure they were as accurate as possible. None of the processes used or grades awarded were amended following JCQ’s external quality assurance processes.
Headmaster James Davies said, “Given the significant challenges that these cohorts of students have faced over the last two years as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, it was wonderful to see them using their Hallifordian Values to go on to achieve such splendid results which they all so richly deserve. Our staff have worked tirelessly to support our students and to produce all of the required evidence, and to work closely with parents as we seek to do the best by each of our students. The fact that no grades were appealed shows the close bonds and levels of support between teachers, students and parents that are at the heart of our wonderful school. We offer our warmest congratulations to all of our students and very much look forward to hearing how they all go on in the next step of their educational journeys.”
At GCSE we were delighted that our Year 11 students went on to secure another set of excellent results with 97.7% of all examinations at a Grade 4 or higher. Top performers were Benjamin Carrodus and Luke Ingles with 9 Grade 9s and two Grade 8s
We were also delighted that all of the top 12 students returned to join our Sixth Form to study for A Levels.
|% Grades 9-7 (A*- A)||33.2||34.8||40.6||38.2||48.8||42||46||41||51.7||42|
|% Grades 9-4 (A*- C)||84.9||89.5||88.9||92.2||93||91||95||95||99.4||97|
At A Level, we once again secured an outstanding 100% pass rate with over three quarters of all grades at A* – B and nearly 95% of all grades at A* – C. This is a remarkable achievement and meant that nearly all of our students managed to secure their first choice place of University. We were particularly proud this year to see Piers Bowater head off to Cambridge University with 5 A* grades and Christopher Sanders head off to Oxford University with 4 A* grades and 1 A.
Chris said, “I am so pleased with my results and I have loved my time at Halliford. The teachers have been great, and huge thanks to Mr Davies as well. I am very much looking forward to going on to study Engineering at St Hilda’s College at Oxford University this year.”
|A Level Results||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021|
|% Grades A*- B||35.6||46.7||38.8||53.6||48||52.6||58.3||46.1||66.3||85|
|% Grades A*- E||93.9||98.3||95.7||98.7||97.6||99||99||99||100||100|