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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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Time to celebrate
Posted on: 22/09/2017

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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%).View Article