History SMSC and the start of term

17th September 2018

As we commence a new academic year, we have encouraged students to consider their own history by creating their own life-timeline and have offered a warm welcome to our new year seven students. Eve Corby has written about her history lessons:

My experience so far in history has been great. I really enjoy the lessons and they are not only informative but also fun. As well as this, Philosophy and Ethics and Geography have been brilliant too! The teachers make the lessons interesting and interactive so we can make new friends and talk to different people. The teachers are all amazing. They think of great ways to keep us enthusiastic and concentrated. They are really funny but stern when they need to be. The teachers and students have been very helpful to make sure that I was at the correct lesson at the right time and with the right equipment. I have really enjoyed it and hopefully I will enjoy the next 5 years of my school life.

Hazeley’s best just got better…

Few people will ever say: “it’s a great time to sit your end of KS4 exams” but to sit them in the year when whole scale change is taking place across the country; with teachers unpicking what they need to teach in the new specifications, trying to work out what a level 7, 8 or 9 might look like; parents finding themselves in an equally difficult position, desperately wanting to support their child but sometimes finding themselves painfully out of date and frustrated. This year has not been easy for 16-year-olds across the country.

Despite this our Y11 students will today be celebrating some simply amazing results. If our initial analysis is correct (and our data team usually are) then these are our best results ever, placing us amongst the top 10-15% of schools across the country, in terms of the most important measure which is progress.

Almost 10% of students met the enviable standard of achieving 8 or more A’s-7s or equivalents.

Of course there will be a few students who will be disappointed with their results, but staff will be available over the next few days to support them, they need to come into school or email sixthform@thehazeleyacademy.com to book an appointment.

Our partnership with Shenley has had a positive impact. The Brownlee Brothers analogy best sums it up for me: we both want to win, but not at the detriment of the other, in so doing we push each other on and both improve. Friendly, collaborative, caring and competition is magical and will benefit us all.  If we are lucky, then Shenley will top the city at KS5 and we will top it at KS4, with a narrow gap between us; but it’s too early to be sure of this. We can be confident that regardless of medal positions we have both done very well- but you have to forgive me for my competitive edge, I cannot pretend it will ever change and a consistent Hazeley – Shenley Gold and Silver is what we will aim for.

It’s a great time to be part of the Hazeley community, excellent A and GCSE level results, oversubscribed, enthusiastic staff, clarity of vision, shared values and the confident that the best is yet to come.

Thank you for supporting the school, it makes a big difference and is very much appreciated.

Mr Nelson

Another Year of Record A-level Results at The Hazeley Academy

Students and staff are again celebrating record A-Level results.

Students have achieved an excellent pass rate with an exceptionally high number of students gaining top grades, especially in Psychology, Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics, Art and the Sciences.

Initial analysis suggests that results are amongst the top 10%-25% in the country in terms of progress, with high ability students performing particularly well compared to similar students in other schools.

Notable high flyers include:

Ewan Bowler A*AA – Durham- History
Abeda Dhanji A*AA – UCL- Law
Georgina Fewell A*AA – Manchester – Psychology
Dijay Morar A*A*A – TBC
Joanne Mutwarasibo A*AA – Manchester Biomedical Science
Kai Waggott A*AA- Warwick – Physics
Hatim Sachak A*ABB- TBC
Hugh Slaney AABB – Nottingham Maths
Nushmia Hopper AAB – Birmingham – Politics
Shreya Kapur AAB – Warwick – Global Sustainable Development
Daniel Richardson AAB- Sheffield – Business Management

Maiya Stanley- Chandler is going to use her grades in Business, English and Psychology to embark on a high-quality and competitive apprenticeship with Santander.

We are equally proud of a large number of students who faced some exceptional personal challenges during their studies and with their determination and the support from the Hazeley community have achieved the grades that will allow them to access the next stage of their journey.  The sense of community is what makes the Hazeley Sixth Form so special.

It is great to see these wonderful young people interacting with their brilliant teachers and receiving such outstanding results as a reward for all their hard work.

Possibly the most exciting aspect of these results is that we know that through our partnership work with Shenley Brook End School in the 5 Dimensions Trust and own academy improvement plan we are destined to improve these further in the years ahead.

Well done to all students, staff, parents and governors; results like these come from a consistent team effort.

Mr Nelson
Principal