Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising campaign – we are really enjoying our newly refurbished classrooms. A special thank you to the AHSA for funding the fantastic new screens.
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 almost thirty different qualifications including the full range of arts and humanities subjects, and seven languages.
Within the results there are many individual success stories to celebrate which mean that our students can now move onto the next stage of their education with confidence. GCSEs are not easy and I must mention and thank all students for their hard work, and also the school staff whose dedication has been rewarded today, including those in primary schools who lay the foundations that we in secondary schools can build upon each year.
The average grade overall was just above a grade 7 (equivalent to an old A grade) and 60% of our students gained eight or more grade 7s or better.
This year group has also been very active outside lessons, whether being National Champions in sport, performing in concerts, dance and drama productions, going on trips, exchanges and expeditions, and having a terrific success rate with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, so they have gained much more than exam results during Key Stage 4 at Aylesbury High School.”
‘Well done to all of our A Level students for their results today’
Aylesbury High School students are heading off to 60 different universities to study around 120 different degree courses, on the strength of today’s A Level results. A number will be studying abroad or including a year in industry as part of their degrees, with almost twenty taking a year out before starting university or employment.
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 – our students are taking up professional training with Google, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton this year.
We expect half a dozen students to take up places at Oxford and Cambridge while up to fifteen students will be studying medicine or veterinary medicine.
Forty two students achieved 3 A grades at A Level or better and special congratulations go to the six students who achieved at least 3 A* grades.
Alan Rosen, Headteacher of Aylesbury High School, said, “It is, as always, fascinating to see the impressive range of courses that our students are about to study, both at university and through apprenticeships and other routes. This year they include all the more traditional subjects together with, for example: Aerospace Engineering; Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic; Costume Design; and International Relations. 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.
This group of students have not only achieved very creditable exam results but have gained so much more during their time at Aylesbury High School: supporting charities, undertaking community service, great sporting and artistic achievements, going on all sorts of trips and expeditions, and enjoying themselves as well. We wish them the very best for the future.”
While we have been saying our goodbyes to Mr Rosen this week, we have also been reflecting on all he has done for AHS over the past 24 years in this lovely article in The Bucks Herald: https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/people/aylesbury-high-school-headmaster-alan-rosen-retires-after-24-years-1-9000735?fbclid=IwAR0k2JfHrq5kGvITN-87tgOfF2pot1zSwpF0nNMjyOGejNSxm50l5EM494U
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Congratulations Emilia! First place with 39.63 for ESSA 300m National Champion and Championship Record Holder! Emilia and Hannah also reached the relay final and achieved 4th place!
Congratulations to our amazing athletes who had so much success at District Athletics yesterday and who are overall district champions. There were some outstanding individual results too: new district records in 100m, 200m, relay and high jump. Gold medals for Year 7, 8 and 9 hurdles, Year 8 high jump and Year 9 relay, 100m and 200m.
It was great to welcome our new Year 7 students to their transition days this week and we are looking forward to seeing them all again in September.
Congratulations to the 69 Year 10 students, who completed their Bronze expedition on the hottest weekend of the year!