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‘Impressive Key Stage 4 results for AHS students’: Press Release

Congratulations to all Aylesbury High School students receiving their results today.

Headteacher Alan Rosen said, ”What really stands out are the breadth and depth of these results; students took 32 different qualifications including 2 AS Levels, the full range of arts and humanities subjects, and six languages.  The average grade overall was an A and 15 students∇ did brilliantly to achieve 10 or more A* grades at GCSE.

Within the results there are many individual success stories to celebrate and those students can now move onto the next stage of their education with confidence. GCSEs are not easy and I must mention and thank all the school staff whose dedication has been rewarded today.  This year group has also been very active in sport (under-16 National Basketball Champions and 3rd nationally in Netball, for example) and the arts (Rock Challenge dance finalists, with very strong musicians and actors), and in their wider interests, so they are clear proof that Key Stage 4 is about much more than taking exams.”

Srishti Agarwal, Bethany Arrowsmith, Anna Beveridge, Vanessa Bond, Katie Bowers, Sarah Critchley, Zara Everitt, Lucy Flint, Charlotte Gross, Ruchika Madhotra, Ashleigh

A Levels 2016: Press Release

‘AHS A Level students reap the rewards of their hard work’

Aylesbury High School students were rewarded today when they received their A Level results.

The majority will be heading off next month to universities stretching from Aberdeen and Aberystwyth to Warwick and York, with about 10% of the students deferring their entry until 2017 to allow them to take a gap year, often doing paid work for some months and then going travelling.  Like many schools, we are seeing the post-18 picture become more varied as students also embrace the range of non-university options open to them with increasingly attractive apprenticeships and work-based study becoming more popular.

We expect nine students to take up places at Oxford and Cambridge while seven students will be studying medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.

Almost a quarter of the students achieved 3 A grades at A Level or better and special congratulations go to Mairead Durrant, Jessica Fleming, Beatrice Law, Sarah Mann, Jessica Payne and Soonyiu Yau who all achieved at least 3 A* grades.

Alan Rosen, Headteacher of Aylesbury High School, said, “These results are a real tribute to the students’ dedication and talent and we must not forget all the teachers and support staff who have inspired and encouraged them throughout both their primary and secondary education.  It is fascinating to see the impressive range of courses that our students are going to study, starting with Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Animal Therapy and Archaeology, going all the way to Zoology.

This set of students have not only achieved creditable exam results but have been really active during their time at Aylesbury High School, supporting charities and doing community service, going on trips and expeditions, and enjoying themselves as well.  We wish them the very best for the future.”

Headteacher’s Welcome

At AHS, everyone is encouraged to get involved, to do their best and to enjoy themselves.

The experiences that every girl will have during her time with us equip her for life in a demanding and fast-changing world, a world that she will play a key role in shaping.  We have a dedicated and extremely hard-working staff team ensuring that students gain excellent exam results at all levels, results that place us amongst the best schools in the county and the country.

Ofsted have always commented on the students’ outstanding personal development, the excellent Sixth Form and the rich and stimulating curriculum.  The very wide range of subjects offered (over 25 subjects at both GCSE and A level) means that particular aptitudes can be accommodated and students are properly equipped to move on to university and life after secondary school.  Visitors to the school often remark on the friendly, purposeful and caring atmosphere, and are invariably impressed by the students’ attitude to learning.

Our work has been recognised through a number of awards, including the International Schools Award, Healthy School Award and the EcoSchool Green Flag.

Our students regularly amaze and delight us with their sporting successes (Regional and National Finalists in a number of sports) and their achievements in the performing arts, technology and many other areas.  Our students have been on trips, exchanges and expeditions to five continents in the past couple of years.

We are a busy school, we are an inclusive school, we are a girls’ school where students can take risks and we are a high-achieving school.  Above all, we are a happy school with a terrific future ahead of us.

Alan Rosen
Headteacher

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