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Ash Green Pupils achieve some of the top GCSE grades in the Country

Pupils and staff at Ash Green School in Coventry were celebrating today as the Department for Education released the latest GCSE data. The school, part of the Creative Education Trust, saw the overall pupil body achieve some of the school’s best ever results, with a number of pupils achieving the top grades in the country.

Some of the school’s best ever results
For the first-time students received GCSEs graded on a new scale of 9 to 1, with 9 the highest grade, rather than A* to G in reformed, more challenging, English language, English literature and Maths qualifications.

Despite the increased challenge of the new GCSE’s, 59% of Ash Green pupils achieved a grade 4 or better in English & Maths.

In total, 51% of all students at Ash Green achieved a grade 5 or better in English and 41% in Maths, with more than a third of all students achieving a grade 5 or better in

Some of the best results in the country
Three Ash Green pupils achieved Grade 9 in either English or Mathematics placing them amongst the highest performing students in the country – an extraordinary achievement.

Harry French, Principal at Ash Green School, said:

“Congratulations to our students who have worked extraordinarily hard, every day, to make their success a reality. These results are a testament to the incredible young people of Ash Green School.

Whilst much emphasis is placed on the performance of mathematics and English, there were also some extraordinary results in non-core subjects. My thanks go to all staff for their hard work and on-going commitment.

We are looking forward to welcoming many of our successful students back to Ash Green Sixth Form in September to start the next stage in their education”

There were some excellent individual student performances.

Of particular note are:

Luke Salzman:

9 – Maths, 7 – English Literature / English Language, A* - History, Biology, Physics, A – Geography / Religious Studies / Performing Arts

Lauren Cox:

8 – English Literature / Language, 7 – Maths, A* - Geography / History, A – Physics / Biology / Religious Studies

Arun Lord:

8 – English Literature, 7 – Mathematics, A* - Geography / History, A – Biology / Spanish / Religious Studies

Ewan Smith:

9 – Mathematics, A* - History, A – Physics / Religious Studies / Sports Studies

Niamh Devlin:

9 – English Literature, A – Additional Science / History / Performing Arts

As results continue to improve, competition for places at Ash Green School Sixth Form gets fiercer. There are still a few places available for September 2017, and applications will soon be open for September 2018.

A Level Success at Ash Green School

More students at Ash Green School, achieving top grades than ever before.

Students and staff at Ash Green School, one of the best performing schools in Coventry, were celebrating today as a-level results were announced.

More Ash Green students than ever before are going on to university, including a significant increase in the number going to prestigious Russell Group universities. Because of the increase in the number of students taking academically rigorous subjects;  74% of students will be going onto a university, and 12% to a Russell Group university.

The school is also celebrating a rise in the number of students achieving top grades in vocational qualifications – 84% of students received a distinction, with an impressive overall vocational pass rate of 100%.

Some Ash Green successes:
Kelsey Barton Shaw (Dist* / Dist* / Dist*)
Amy Cooke (A Grade History)
Amelia Goodhew (A Grade EPQ)
Ciara Hay (A Grade Sociology)
Paige Lessels (Dist* / Dist* / Dist)
Ellie Wall (A* English Literature)
Robyn While (A Biology)
Nia Wilson (A Sociology)

Principal, Harry French said:
“Congratulations. This is a great day for everybody at Ash Green. Every day, I see the extraordinary effort that students and staff put in, and today it paid off.

This is not just about A*s and distinctions though – it is about students, supported by staff, challenging themselves and daring to believe they could achieve – and they have. I could not be prouder of them – they are genuine role models to the younger students at Ash Green School.

I wish everyone the very best of luck for the future, I cannot wait to see the extraordinary things you go on to do.”

As results continue to improve, competition for places at Ash Green School Sixth Form gets fiercer. There are still a few places available for September 2017, and applications will soon be open for September 2018.

 Ellie Wall achieved an A* in English Literature 

Goodbye and Good Luck to our Class of 2017




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AGS students are Guinness World Record Breakers

On Friday the 24th of June, 179 Year 7 and 8 pupils from Ash Green School took part in a Guinness World Record attempt for the World’s Largest Reading Lesson. The record stood at 3,059 but with approximately 75 schools participating, we were hopeful of victory.

The Great Hall (or Community Theatre as it is usually known) was decorated with Harry Potter themed bunting and memorabilia as the book of choice for this record attempt was The Deathly Hallows. Some of the teachers even turned up in their best witch outfits for the occasion.

As the students entered the Great Hall they first had to be ‘sorted’. Each student delved into the sorting hats and chose a house badge at random before the bell rang to mark the start of the lesson. The Principal led the students in a discussion about the main characters before everyone plunged in to the first chapter of The Deathly Hallows. J.K.Rowling herself participated as the students got to read along to a video of the author narrating the story.

It was a great event to be part of and Ash Green School is pleased to say that WE DID IT. We are now officially the Guinness World Record holders for the World’s Largest Reading Lesson. Congratulations to everyone that took part, certificates are on their way.


Guinness World Record breaking attempt

On Friday 24th June Ash Green School, along with approximately 75 other schools, will be participating in a record-breaking attempt. Working with National Book Day, AGS will be seeking to beat the current record for the world’s largest reading lesson set at 3,509. The chosen book for this record breaking stunt is J.K. Rowling’s The Deathly Hallows

 On the record breaking attempt David Powell, Ash Green School’s Principal says: “Reading is the most important life skill that we all need. This event will raise the profile of reading in the school and beyond.”

It will be an exciting Harry Potter themed event that the students – as well as the staff – are very exciting to be involved in. The result and photographs of the event will be published on Friday.