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Iceland Inspires

Posted on: May 10th 2017

News photoYear 10 GCSE Geography students have recently returned from a visit to Iceland, experiencing some of the country’s most famous sights: the Blue Lagoon, the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Station and Reynishverfi, famous for its black volcanic beaches and basalt columns. The combination of natural wonders and Norse culture, proved an intriguing blend which inspired students and enriched their GCSE studies.

Talking about the visit, Mr Parker, Head of Geography commented “Iceland is well known for its raw physical geography and both students and staff were captivated by the natural wonders of this incredible country.”  The Blue Lagoon and Gullfoss waterfall were clear favourites for many students with one commenting “The waterfall was breath-taking and the views were outstanding. It’s been the best trip I have ever been on.”


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Top 20 highest performing school
Posted on: 19/10/2018

Top 20 highest performing school

Following the publication of the Government’s secondary schools’ performance comparison tables, Amery Hill School has been ranked within the top 20 highest performing schools in Hampshire for the second consecutive year. Our Progress 8* score of 0.12 (up from 0.08 in 2017) demonstrates the outstanding quality of education that is being delivered day in and day out at Amery Hill. It also clearly indicates that students of all abilities make excellent individual progress and achieve their personal goals. With the outstanding pastoral care and support that Amery Hill provides to all of its students, we are delighted that our school can stand toe to toe with the top performing schools in Hampshire. Talking about this achievement, Headteacher, Mr Mann commented, “Never has our motto of Care, Progress and Opportunity been more truly reflected and I, along with all the staff and governors, look forward to continuing this excellent journey and providing outstanding education for Alton and its surrounding community.” For more information and to compare these results with other schools, the Government’s secondary schools’ performance comparison tables can be accessed via the following link: *Progress 8 Score. 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