We`re back into a new academic year and these guys are our pace setters for praise points, no doubt for being Ready, Kind and Respectful. Well done to Kai Pugh (B09JDP C3), Emily Cowell-Baker (W10KAS), Scarlett Swevels (R09AED), Alex Kitrish (W08OD)*, Grace Downing (R10RDW)*, Daisy Morgan (P10SDS), Agatha Rusby (R09RLS), Jack Duncalf (R10RMF), Josh Kavanagh-Moy (B08JDP) and Mia Halkett (D09RHB) 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
As we said last week, we must not forget to credit those students who aren’t listed above but are rightly delighted with their grades because they have done their best, worked industriously, been open to support and persevered when things have been difficult. Hard work pays off and that pay off can come in a variety of forms (right from Lucy Davis’ straight 9s right through to a collection of 3s and 4s).
New Sixth Formers; we will see you on Wednesday 6th of September. If you are moving on, we wish you all the best in your new endeavours and, of course, hope that you look back on your High School years with fondness and pride. If you need us for anything you know where to find us 💙💙💙
Those who are not returning to Sixth Form with us have lots of exciting destinations planned. These include: Accounting and Business, Army, Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery, Construction, Dance, Dental Nursing, Drama/Creative Media Production & Technology, Early Years, Electrical Installation, Engineering Technologies, Equine Studies, Football Academy, Games Design, Hair & Beauty, Hairdressing, Health & Social Care, Motor Vehicle Engineering, Music, Public Services, Rugby Academy, Tourism, Aviation, Events and Hospitality and Uniformed Protective Services.
It will be interesting to see the national picture for this summer’s GCSE results, particularly for students who didn’t attain well at the end of Year 6. There is no doubt that outcomes for our students with low KS2 scores have dipped. There is also a clear correlation between attainment and attendance (as there always is) but attendance in Year 11 amongst a sizeable group of students (but the problem also exists in other year groups) is significantly worse post COVID and, unsurprisingly, this has had a big impact on some students’ results.
This year’s GCSE results include some very impressive individual performances and it has been a privilege to see so many Year 11s enjoying their success today. A few highlights (in alphabetical order) are:
Sally Baker (one 9, three 8s, four 7s, one 6) Harriet Bird (one 9, one 8, six 7s) James Blake (four 9s, four 8s, one 7) Lucy Davis (nine 9s) Ellie Hyde (three 9s, six 8s) Jaspreet Kaur (two 8s, six 7s, one 6) Bryn Lambe (three 8s, five 7s, one 6) Grace Moore (one 8, five 7s, two 6s) Jack Osbaldistan (three 9s, three 8s, three 7s) Sophie Pegg (five 9s, three 8s, one 6) Guilherme Rodrigues (two 8s, three 7s, four 6s) Izzy Rollit (three 9s, four 8s, one 7, one 6) Sylvia Scattergood (three 9s, two 8s, two 7s, two 6s) Barney Simpson (three 8s, four 7s, one 6) Mya Slavin (two 9s, two 8s, four 7s, one 6) Emily Sprague (four 9s, four 8s, one 7) Isobel Sprague (two 9s, four 8s, two 7s, one 6) Eliott Taylor (two 8s, four 7s, three 6s)
…and it is really pleasing that we are expecting that 23 of our top 25 attainers are planning to return to our Sixth Form in September (it is also 60 out of our top 75). Our new Year 12s will hopefully go on to emulate this year’s Year 13 whose results look even stronger than we first thought last week (at least when compared to other Worcestershire Sixth Forms).
The list of students with two or more A grades: Harvey Ash (AAB; Religious Studies, Sociology, Psychology) Tamsin Baker (AAA; Biology, Product Design, Physics) Rowan Dennett (A*A*A; Product Design, Geography, Biology) Michael Efstathiades (A*AC; Maths, Further Maths, Politics) Amy Ford (Distinction*AA; Digital Media, English Language & Literature, Psychology) Aaron Hall (A*AA; Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry) Harry Jeys (A*A*A*; English Literature, History, Religious Studies) Daniel Leavesley (A*A*A; Maths, Physics, Further Maths) Oliver Moss (AAB;, English Literature, History, Politics) Lottie Mountford (A*AB; Art, Product Design, Geography) Jodie Murray (A*AC; Sociology, Religious Studies, Biology) Sam Price (A*AB; Psychology, History, English Literature) Freya Richardson (A*AB;, Religious Studies, History, English Literature) Harriet Rochelle (AAB; Biology, Psychology, Maths) Michal Romanczuk Fiedorowicz (A*AA; Maths, Physics, Further Maths) Ben Rosser (A*AB; Biology, Chemistry, Geography) Josselyn Schubert (A*AB; Maths, Physics, Further Maths) Finley Simpson (AAA; Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies) Maisie Thomas Meredith (Distinction*AB; Digital Media, Film Studies, English Language & Literature) Hayden Williams (Distinction*AB; Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Economics, Business)
Well done to everyone ❤️ from everyone at #teamDSHS