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Masterclasses come to Amery Hill

Posted on: June 21st 2017

Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses come to Amery Hill School

Ri masterclass newsheaderAmery Hill School is delighted to have hosted a series of The Royal Institution’s Mathematics Masterclasses, involving students from eleven schools across Hampshire. The talented students from Year 9 had the chance to flex their mathematics skills with workshops led by enthusiastic speakers from industry, higher education and The Royal Institution itself.

The collaborative project, led by Amery Hill School with support from Southampton University, saw youngsters encouraged, inspired and engaged in the art and practice of maths. Talking about the masterclasses, Lead Practitioner and Project Organiser, Miss Gillian Staerck from Amery Hill School, said “The students have thoroughly enjoyed the intellectual challenge that the programme has provided. We look forward to welcoming the Royal Institution back again next year.”

Speakers included Professor David Cohen, Royal Holloway, University of London; Samantha Durbin, Royal Institution; Christine Currie, University of Southampton; Phil Ramsden, Imperial college and George Engelhardt.

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Posted on: 6/02/2018

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It’s official.  Amery Hill School is Alton’s top performing school.  Again. The publication of the Government’s secondary school’s performance comparison tables today, has verified that this year’s excellent GCSE results, and most importantly the Progress 8 Measure*, is the best in the local area. Headteacher, Mrs Elizabeth Wylie, said: “We are extremely proud of how well our students have done this year which is the result of the hard work, commitment and support shown by our students, staff and parents. In particular, the Progress 8 Measure, places us as Alton’s top performing school, for the second year running. When Ofsted visited our school in March they commented on how we provide all students with a “high quality and challenging education ... regardless of their ability or circumstances” in a “caring and stimulating culture”. The publication of this Government data today really does endorse Ofsted’s view of our school.” Visit the DfE Performance Tables to compare schools in the local area. *Progress 8 Measure. This score shows how much progress students make between the end of Key Stage 2 (end of primary school) and the end of Key Stage 4 (GCSE), compared to students across England who got similar results at the end of Key Stage 2. This is based on results in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, three English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.  View Article