• Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

Blackheath High School has a long history of high academic achievement with students consistently gaining excellent exam results each year. We have excellent teachers who inspire their students through the passion they have for their subjects. Teachers give generously of their time, not just in the classroom but also through co-curricular activities, and staff and students develop positive relationships.

"High Achievement is strongly supported by the pupils’ excellent attitude towards learning, which richly fulfils the school’s aim to nurture a love of learning and develop independent and enquiring minds.  Extra-curricular provision is well balanced and fully supports the pupils’ learning."  ISI

Teaching is also enhanced by our state of the art ICT network which supports class teaching and enables remote access to the school portal from home or indeed anywhere. Parents have also been given access to our parents’ portal and can view, on line, their daughters’ grade cards, attendance and so on. In addition, sixth formers benefit from being given use of a laptop for their two years of sixth form study. In recognition of our outstanding achievements in using ICT to support learning, we were the first school in the GDST and in Greenwich to receive the BECTA ICT Mark.

Our core purpose is to help our pupils realise their full potential through an excellent education. With outstanding teaching, in an exciting and challenging environment, the girls love to learn and they succeed academically, with most entering their first choice university.
 
We offer a broad choice of subjects including Latin, Cookery, Philosophy and two modern languages from; French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Greek. We also offer the three separate sciences at GCSE. At A level, the choice is even wider - offering all the traditional A level subjects plus other, newer but popular ones such as Psychology, Economics, Philosophy and Ethics and Theatre Studies.

Our ability to help students achieve the very best that they can is reflected in the high scores we achieve in the 'value added' category of league tables every year. 'Value added' indicates how well a school has developed pupils from one test level to another, measuring how much they have improved, whatever their ability. It gives a far better indication of a school's overall effectiveness than attainment measures such as percentages reaching certain grades.