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  • The High Weald community is celebrating Year 11 results day. Initial analysis indicates excellent achievements by many students as well as impressive and improved performance in a number of measures and subjects
  • Students have achieved very well in the second year of the reformed GCSE subjects with a 7% increase in the number of students achieving standard passes in both English and maths
  • We are also celebrating an increase in the number of students achieving 5 standard  passes including both English and maths
  • We are particularly proud of the significantly increased achievement in both English Language and English Literature as well as students’ achievement in Information Technology.
  • We are able to congratulate a large number of students progressing onto The Hayesbrook Sixth Form in Tonbridge and other local 16+ providers or apprenticeships, as a result of their individual achievements

Executive Principal, Daniel Hatley said: ‘We congratulate our year 11 students. Their commitment and hard work has paid off. I am delighted that their time at High Weald Academy has served them well for their futures. We are in the second year of new ‘tougher’ courses but the first year where all GCSE subjects have moved to the ‘reformed’ model of assessment. The new assessment framework means that many students will have sat in excess of 25 papers all of which require them to demonstrate even greater competence and an increased depth of understanding, than in previous years, which makes their achievements and the academy’s overall increase in performance, even more significant’.

Amongst other outstanding results the Academy congratulates the pleasing number of students who achieved the very top grades in 5 or more of their subjects. Including Toby Hubbard whose portfolio of achievement includes two grade 9 results in Science.

In particular we congratulate Amie Bridge; William Cooper; Nell Doherty; Nathan Fleming; Bradley Henty; Adrian Lykus; Summer Martin; Charles McArthur; Freddie McDermott; Andrew Prestage; Kieran Rootes; Jasmine Saunter; Rose Thompson; Dulcie Tillinghast and Josh Lucas all of whom achieved the amongst highest grades available in 2 or more of their subjects as well as a portfolio of strong passes.

Head of School, Lisa Barker said: ‘We were determined at the start of this academic year that students would leave High Weald Academy with qualifications and life skills that enable them to enter courses or careers of their choice. Through hard work, resilience and sheer determination we have worked together with our students and families to ensure that we have continued to improve achievement and outcomes. We are really proud of the achievements of our students this year and delighted with the continued improvement in our overall results.’