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BCoT STEM Competition winners

Posted on: March 20th 2019

Stem NewsheaderAmery Hill School students have returned from the Basingstoke College of Technology STEM Technology competition as winners in the Years 7 to 9 category. The challenge was not revealed until the morning of the actual event and required students to design and construct a small motorised vehicle capable of travelling down a track to retrieve a magnetic weight using pulleys and levers.

Our teams quickly got to work and had a great time building and testing their vehicles and pulley systems. The students were assessed on their design concepts, presentation to the judges, as well as demonstrating the performance of the vehicles they had constructed.  The judging panel, comprised of several members of the Basingstoke Rotary Club, considered all aspects of the team’s work, including the effectiveness of the design and construction with a final trial competing against several other schools. The pressure was on but all of the Amery Hill teams performed magnificently and managed to complete the challenge.

Many congratulations to our Year 7 team who were awarded the winner’s trophy from the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Sean Keating. A great result and a brilliant ending to a fun and educational day.

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Top Performing Hampshire School
Posted on: 21/10/2019

Top Performing Hampshire School

Following the publication of the Government’s secondary schools’ performance comparison tables, Amery Hill School is celebrating another year of academic success, with students exceeding national progress expectations in the Progress 8 measure for the third consecutive year. Attainment for students is estimated to be within the top 20% of schools nationally this year, with high ability students making better progress than national expectations and the best progress for this group in the school since the Progress 8 measure was introduced.  15% of students achieved at least one Grade 9, a grade deemed to be more challenging than an A*, and 52% of students achieved at least one Grade 9-7 across their chosen GCSE courses. In addition, in the critical core subjects, 30% of students achieved a Grade 7 or higher in their English GCSE with success mirrored in Maths where 28% of students achieved this outcome. Equal success was seen at 9-4 (standard pass) with 82% and 80% of students achieving this important milestone in English and Maths respectively. “These results demonstrate the outstanding quality of education that is being delivered day in and day out at Amery Hill. Students of all abilities make excellent individual progress with more post-16 education choices as a result. The publishing of the Government’s secondary schools’ performance comparison tables places Amery Hill School as one of the top performing schools in Hampshire.” Mr Mann, Headteacher. 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 below Secondary schools' performance comparison tables click hereView Article