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Remembrance Day
Posted on: 10/11/2017

Remembrance Day

For many years, students from Amery Hill School have assisted local historian Tony Cross remember the casualties of the two world wars who are buried in Alton Cemetery. This year, volunteers from Year 9 cleaned the distinctive Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstones and placed a Cross of Remembrance on each grave in advance of Armistice Day. In doing so, they learned something of the simple design of the headstones and the circumstances associated with the reasons why the men were buried in Alton, rather than on traditional battlefields. The presence of a WWI memorial plaque on a traditional headstone, gave students an insight into the grieving of local families who had no burial place for their loved ones. Other inscriptions on family headstones tell of a young man who perished with the loss of HMS Hampshire in 1916; another who died as a prisoner of war whilst in captivity in Turkey following the surrender of Kut the same year; and a young man who died on D-Day, 6 June 1944. All of these inscriptions brought home the scattered nature of the losses suffered by Alton’s families in the time of war. Passers-by who were interested in what the students were doing seemed impressed by their selfless actions: a notable feature of our community-spirited students. Wearing a Poppy is the traditional sign of remembering those who died in the service of our country; giving one’s time to ensure the memory of those who were lost in past conflicts is maintained, is something more pro-active.View Article
Time to celebrate
Posted on: 22/09/2017

Time to celebrate

Students, parents and staff at Amery Hill School are again celebrating excellent GCSE results, with students exceeding the national prediction for achieving the new top grade 9 in English and Mathematics. This year’s results saw some outstanding personal success with 23 students achieving the equivalent of 7 or more A*- A grades. Many individuals surpassed their own personal targets which is the result of the hard work, commitment and support shown by our students, staff and parents. Headteacher Mrs Elizabeth Wylie said: “We are particularly proud of how well our students have done in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science – 89% of our students achieved a good pass in English (both Language and Literature), 83% in Mathematics, and 79% achieved at least two good passes in Science. Overall, our results have seen 77% of students achieve at least five good passes including English and Mathematics, which is an impressive outcome and an improvement on last year’s excellent results. Students have performed particularly well in English and Mathematics, with 5% awarded the new top grade 9 in English, 8% in Mathematics and 5% gaining both overall. Nationally, only 2.9% of candidates have achieved this new top grade, equivalent to an A** so Amery Hill students have done incredibly well.” In particular our A*-A grade pass rates have been outstanding in Biology (39%), Chemistry (50%), Dance (50%), DT Systems Control (46%), Geography (34%), Media Studies (47%), Music (41%) and Physics (42%).   Visit the DfE Performance Tables to compare schools in the local areaView Article

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