We know that a small number of students and / or parents will have queries about some of the grades awarded. Please consult this DfE link before contacting the school with any questions. Questions regarding exams must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please see bottom of this page for further details)
GCSE RESULTS 2021
Headteacher at Highgate Wood, Patrick Cozier said…
“We are again pleased with our GCSE results. I am particularly proud of this year group. Despite the most significant of challenges and the level of disruption over the last eighteen months, they worked so hard, stayed focused and have performed brilliantly. The level of resilience they have shown has been remarkable and the excellent grades that they have achieved are well-deserved. We look forward to their continuing success with us in September as most of our year 11s will be staying on into our high achieving 6th form to do A Levels.
In respect of these GCSE outcomes and the excellent A’ Level results earlier this week, I am also indebted to my staff who continue to show outstanding commitment in supporting the students every step of the way. I am proud of them all and would like to take this opportunity to thank them publicly.”
On the issue of grade inflation…
“Students and staff have worked so hard under the most testing of circumstances. It would be unfair to them to undermine their achievements with talk of grade inflation. It is impossible to compare the last two years with previous cohorts. The difference in the assessment process, the unique experience of online learning, and the disruption created repeated isolations have created an unprecedented set of circumstances.
What we do know is that we have been through a very rigorous process at HWS to decide on the teacher assessed grades. We have made all of our departments justify their grades by looking closely at the evidence used to make the judgements. Our outcomes for this year are very much aligned to the last set of exams our students sat in 2019. Our students have most certainly earned and deserved the great outcomes that they have achieved.”
Assistant Headteacher (KS4 Raising Standards Leader), Adrian Hartley said…
“I am so proud of our wonderful year 11 students this year. They have worked their socks off, pushed themselves to the very limit and got the grades they truly deserve. I would also thank our amazing staff who always go above and beyond, as well as the magnificent support we have received from parents.”
Some headline figures are as follows;
% of Grades 8s and above 24%
% of Grades 7s and above (equivalent to an ‘old’ grade A) 39%
% of Students Grades 5 or above in English and Maths 62%
Average Attainment Score Grade 6
A LEVEL 2021
Highgate Wood School Sixth Form is pleased with another excellent set of A Level results. Our students achieved 45% A*/A grades, with 73% of grades achieved being A* to B. 93% of our students’ grades were A* to C. Our average grade is a B+.
Headteacher Patrick Cozier sums up the mood commenting: “we are thrilled with how well our students have done. They have achieved fantastic outcomes supported by our incredible teachers. All students and staff have had to work extra hard during these challenging times and these grades are a testament to that effort. We are so proud of everyone!’
Director of Highgate Wood School Sixth Form, Lindsay Pinnick, explains how staff and students had to cope with not knowing what was going to happen this year but rose to the challenge magnificently. “I am confident that our grades and results have as much value this year as any year,” she says. “Our students have earned their grades through, hard work, clear focus and solid determination during a very challenging time, and I am sure they will all want to join me in thanking our teachers who supported them throughout their courses with dedication, expertise and professionalism.”
“We are delighted that more than half of our cohort have already accepted offers to study at their chosen universities, including medical schools and Oxbridge.”
SOME OF THE TOP GRADE EARNERS AMONGST OUR 2021 COHORT
|Rosie Allison A*AA
Patrick Alwyn A*AA
Niall Ameen A*A*A
Ramneet Bains A*AA
Alabama Cawley A*A*A*
Aya Charki A*AB
Hugo Clague AAB
Jasmine Clarke AAA
William Crawford ABB
Aidan Dakhama A*A*A*
Max Eatherden AAB
Brook Ellis AAA
Lottie Ezer-Ahern A*AB
Ben Farrier Mcgoldrick AAA
Daisy Finn ABB
Lois Fletcher-Wheeler A*A*A
Zak Fowler A*AB
Libby Fowler Guerin A*A*A
|Katie Fraser-Allen A*A*A
Caitlin Gillespie A*A*A*
Mae Greene A*A*A*
Tyce Griffiths A*AA
Oskar Harber A*AA
Blane Heerey-Piszkoski A*AA
Tom Hewett AAB
Kleon Hystuma A*AB
Anouk Jenner A*A*A
Sedef Karayel A*AB
Joshim Khan A*A*A
Elena Kotsou A*ABC
Matthew Landells A*AAA
Sam Levy AAA
Frank Levy-Vegh A*A*A*
Sam Marks A*A*A*
Zandile Mathebula-Jonah A*A*A*A*
|Isabel Matthews A*A*A*
Joseph Mellett A*A*A*A
Bell Overton Farnham
Billy Owen A*AB
Nyah Patel-Durasamy A*A*A*
James Perry A*A*A
Finley Reed A*A*A*A*
Louise Roberts A*A*A
Billy-Joe Sawyers AABB
Jacopo Serafini A*BB
Anya Seymour A*A*A
Casper Stevens AAB
Sal Tibbett A*A*A
Cameron Tomlinson A*A*A
Michela Trela-Brownlie A*A*B
Jack Walker A*A*B
Theadora Wilson A*A*AA
Vukasin Winrow A*A*A*
SOME OF OUR HEADLINE STORIES OF INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Rudy Berman accepted his place at the University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, while Sam Marks will read Human Sciences and Vukasin Winrow will read History at the University of Oxford.
History degrees continue to be popular with many of our students including William Crawford (University of Cardiff), Brooke Ellis (King’s College, University of London) and Thea Wilson (Durham University). Former Willowfield student Maud Kovadloff looks forward to her place studying History of Art (University of Edinburgh).
Several students will study arts-based courses at university or art college. These include Max Eatherden (Practical Filmmaking at the Central Film School, London), Jake Miller (Media and Communications at the University of Sussex) Jack Walker (Film Studies with a year abroad at the University of Southampton) and Tyce Griffiths (Digital Media at the University of Leeds).
Several years of experience with the Model United Nations gave Vukasin Winrow a taste for History at the University of Oxford and Caitlin Gillespie an interest in International Relations and Politics at the University of Sheffield. Zandile Mathabula-Jonah will study International Development with Economics at the University of Bath.
A range of STEM based courses are also popular: Rosie Allison will study Chemistry at the University of Bath, she will be joined by Alabama Cawley studying Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Aidan Dakhama achieved a place at King’s College, University of London for Computer Science, James Perry has been accepted for Mathematics and Physics at the University of Manchester; two students head off to the University of Edinburgh:
Blane Heerey-Piszoski to study Maths and Joshim Khan to study Astrophysics. Lois Fletcher-Wheeler gains a well-deserved place to study Pharmacology at the University of Bath while Nyah Patel-Durasamy will study Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at Imperial College London.
Social sciences courses remain popular this year: Jasmine Clarke reading Forensic Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, Lottie Ezer-Ahern studies Psychology at the University of Manchester, Katie Fraser-Allen at the University of Sheffield, Tamira McFarlane at the University of Sussex and Edan Silbiger embarks on a course in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester.
SYSTEM FOR APPEALS
We know that a small number of students and / or parents will have queries about some of the grades awarded. Please consult the link below from the DFE before contacting the school with any questions.
Once you have read the government guidance and you wish to ask further questions please be aware of the following:
- Questions regarding exams must be sent to email@example.com – no other email address should be used.
- If a student wishes us to double check our data to confirm that the exam grade issued is the same as the exam grade we submitted to the exam board they must email request to this email address. Only requests made by the student will be addressed as, in accordance with exam board rules, the grade belongs to the student and not the parent. Please use your school email address to send such requests.
- If the data check does not change the grade then a student can appeal to the exam board (via the school) using the same email address and we will explain the process in more detail once this is done. Please be aware that on appeal grades can go up, down or stay the same and that there is a fee for this process that the exam board applies.