GCSE Results 2016

GCSE Results 2016

We are delighted with a fantastic set of GCSE results this year. This cohort has exceeded the excellent results achieved last year and we are extremely proud of all of our students’ achievements. These qualifications will enable Heartlands students to progress onto high quality Post 16 courses and, in future, to top universities and apprenticeships. We wish the 2016 cohort all the best in the next stage of their education and congratulate them on their outstanding achievement. I would like to thank our incredible staff who worked tirelessly to support students to achieve these results.

Elen Roberts
Head of School

Results Overview:

% A*–C in English and Maths 67%*
% A*–C in English Language 83%
% A*–C in Maths 72%
% 5A*–C including English and Maths 65%*
% A*–C in all English Baccalaureate subjects 28%*
% 3 or more A*–A grades 26%*
Projected progress 8 Score (National average is zero) +0.62 This equates to each student achieving 1 grade higher across 6 subjects than they would in a national average school
  • These percentages exclude 4 Year 11 students who attend our specialist Autism Unit and did not sit GCSE examinations

Despite entering Heartlands with levels which were significantly below national average, this cohort of students achieved exceptionally well in English and Maths. They also achieved highly across the curriculum; the following subjects all delivered over 80% A*–C grades:

English Language
Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Computer Science
Further Maths
Business Studies
Product Design
Art & Design

Outstanding Individual Achievement:

A number of students have achieved exceptional results, attaining A*–A grades across all their subjects:

Elif Erpolat – 8A*, 4 A grades
Begum Balci – 8 A*, 3 A grades
Megan Boothman – 6A*, 4 A grades
Hristina Ilieva – 6A*, 4 A grades
Haidi Koci – 6A*, 4 A grades
David Istanaksai – 5A*, 4 A grades

Headteacher’s Welcome

At Heartlands High School we want to create a real commitment to learning. In the short life of the school our students have made a big impact.

Our ethos in the school places our young people at the centre. We have high expectations of our students and expect them to do well. However, we also want them to enjoy their time at school. I am very proud to lead such an amazing community with brilliant students and dedicated, passionate staff.
garrillOur system of houses ensures a healthy spirit of competition within the school as well as providing a first class support system for our students. We ensure students work hard in class but also offer a wealth of opportunities outside the classroom through trips and engaging enrichment activities in a varied after school and weekend programme.

This ethos is captured in the word SEARCH. By reinforcing in our students the belief that school matters we encourage them to succeed through effort, responsibility, citizenship and high aspirations. We ask our students to SEARCH for SUCCESS and we take great pride in their achievements.

Our school develops partnerships that work. We know that our students find it much harder to succeed without the support of parents and carers. At Heartlands our aim is to create solid partnerships that build on success.

In a recent Ofsted, the Inspection team celebrated our relentless focus on learning. We are a determined school. We want the best for our students and the best for our community.

We hope you like what you read.

Ms Elen Roberts, Head of School