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06/08/20

Thank you ! With one more term left in our 140th Year, there's still time to make a pledge which will have a positive environmental impact on our local area or wider world. Please email pledges to: BHSYearofPromise.gdst.net https://t.co/pszd1jMdHX

04/08/20

Well done to Ezie in Year 13 for the incredible accolade of being named among the 10 best Spanish students in the UK by the Spanish Embassy . https://t.co/F7mjgVRJn8 https://t.co/Q6DWKwhoTK

03/08/20

So wonderful to see kites being flown on the heath. Yet another reminder of our charmed location 🪁 Thanks for sharing https://t.co/K7IqsfXf58

30/07/20

'Avant la pluie, je n'avais pas besoin de porter un manteau' - read more Year 9 French poetry along the theme of 'then and now' here: https://t.co/pA7zkuqiUW https://t.co/6ZJLYo7hcN

28/07/20

For everyone missing music lessons and performances at school over the summer break, remember to check out Blackheath 's fantastic online Summer Courses. There's something for everyone - adults included: https://t.co/t3P1z31XqN

27/07/20

Over the summer we are reflecting on the past 6 months, and how much we've learned as a community and team at Blackheath High School. Who knew we would become overnight experts in virtual events? Read the write-up of our successful forum here: https://t.co/KbrqM0vj5N https://t.co/JFvOWgzVH5

25/07/20

Learn more about 3+, 11+ and 16+ admissions to Blackheath High School at our pioneering Virtual Open Day on Saturday 26 September. Register here: https://t.co/PztNcGmzCP https://t.co/pGBbeb1wK7

22/07/20

Combining our love of learning languages with our passion for food? Where do we sign up?! Learn more about how our students are getting involved with the Linguachef prize here: https://t.co/DgwH6jHNIo https://t.co/aMcChQmp1l

20/07/20

We are so proud of Beatrix who won in the Years 7, 8 and 9 category with her poem 'PHOENIX' in the Laurie Magnus poetry prize. Read it here: https://t.co/kVrw45AtTQ https://t.co/YZpgQ0PSj1

16/07/20

From the inspirational teaching team led by to the sun beaming through our iconic rainbow roof, it's easy see why our Junior School has been shortlisted for Best Prep School of the Year. Learn more at our Virtual Open Morning: https://t.co/PztNcGmzCP https://t.co/JTXnWxW6oC

14/07/20

A round of applause please for our Duke of Edinburgh students who have completed a total of 481 hours of voluntary service to our community 👏👏👏 https://t.co/G1nZpSExJ8 https://t.co/1znJKSoKPw

10/07/20

Our teachers are a talented bunch, but who knew that Mr Barnett is a former figure skater with experience in global championships? Read more here: https://t.co/Glij6v7c4t https://t.co/qrj466iE4y

07/07/20

This is lovely, thank you so much for pausing and doing something positive & thoughtful for our shared ecosystem https://t.co/sCC5rjVKI2

07/07/20

If only everyone's Tuesday could be a Disco Day. Reception have the right idea 👩‍🎤🧑‍🎤🎙️ https://t.co/sYhbrDyj5O

06/07/20

Thank you for sharing, and 😊 https://t.co/yEEb4NwMDo

06/07/20

During 2020 our entire school community has risen to new challenges & our resilient spirit has prevailed. We have also been shortlisted for both Best Girls’ School & Prep School of the Year. Register for our 26 September Virtual Open Day to find out why: https://t.co/PztNcGmzCP https://t.co/bo6bFaSjxC

03/07/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

A quick fire workout to get you through to the weekend https://t.co/N1QKffW4cS

02/07/20

We hope our Year 7 of 2020 are as excited to start as we are to welcome them ☺️ https://t.co/aibwb3ZWta

02/07/20

Welcome back Year 3! https://t.co/FAC2PPfWCX

02/07/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Blast your way through the rest of the week with this quick workout Get your heart bumping and body moving https://t.co/vf5Ctc5A8v

02/07/20

Retweeted From Sarah Skevington

So nice to drop in on our and Year 5s enjoying our Senior School . Looking very mature and studious! https://t.co/M3eTlX1456

01/07/20

Quite the achievement - well done girls, and thank you for keeping us moving throughout the summer term! A real bunch of superstars 💫💫💫 https://t.co/fCYvANewMm

01/07/20

A short and snappy workout for Wednesday morning from https://t.co/7eZ5XfylZa

30/06/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Hydration, hydration, hydration! Something we should spend more time ensuring Try this challenge to see if you are usually hydrated! https://t.co/eUIPaYFyDs

29/06/20

🎼The countdown to the premiere of our Summer Concert has begun! Still time to check you have popcorn in stock before the music starts at 6pm tomorrow: https://t.co/rE03SFl1JJ

29/06/20

A lot to look forward to in Sixth Form. https://t.co/wlPyR25s4D

29/06/20

Creating new and healthy habits can be a real challenge - do you drink enough water? 🌊 https://t.co/6KFI3nlwL0

26/06/20

Retweeted From BlackheathHigh Sport

Try this 10 minute challenge to kick start your weekend Get it done! https://t.co/D9uPqp7LKb

25/06/20

Our Taster Morning experience this Saturday is so close we are ‘virtually’ there! There’s still time to register for those interested in joining Year 7 in 2021: https://t.co/7Bm6jBxFNA https://t.co/634W4gu0ZJ

24/06/20

For anyone still needing to wake up today, this challenge is for you! https://t.co/yIVVTZQg0f

24/06/20

Retweeted From Carol Chandler-Thomp

Very good of to arrange such beautiful weather for me to greet our smiling girls at juniors this morning - I’m sure gate duty is like this all year round 🤣☔️ https://t.co/w8DqKV1U64

24/06/20

A wonderful example of Guided Home Learning - top work Misha. https://t.co/BWkRTqUy2R

23/06/20

We’re trying something a little bit different, join us this Saturday to see Blackheath High School through the eyes of a Senior School student. Year 5 girls and their parents can register here: https://t.co/7Bm6jBxFNA https://t.co/f8ovlUjnAq

23/06/20

A huge well-done to everyone involved in the Virtual Senior School Sports Day. It's incredible seeing the Blackheath community keeping fit and supporting each other during lockdown. https://t.co/os9Y7YiiTq

22/06/20

Push, push Tilly 💪 - a great sports day effort! https://t.co/YdwGZJNMRN

22/06/20

Great work girls! https://t.co/ulXQEMs4DI

22/06/20

Good work on the 15km, Kate, and good luck on the dismount 🚴🏅 https://t.co/l6BZ3RO9fQ

22/06/20

Bonus points for puppy compliance 👍👍 https://t.co/1k6mR7Vd1e

22/06/20

Brilliant. Good to see a family effort bright and early on this beautiful Monday ☀️ https://t.co/cRrKUD3Nna

22/06/20

Let's get a tally going! Join in with Sports Day and let's see how many kilometres can we collectively walk, run or cycle today. https://t.co/VE5kYBmlt8

Latest news

August 22

Blackheath High School Students STEAM Ahead with Best Ever Results

Blackheath High School GDST has achieved its best ever GCSE results. 

With GCSEs now graded on a scale of one to nine, the school’s Year 11 students achieved 99% 9-4 (A*-C), with 67% 9-7(A*-A) and 41% 9-8 (A*). 

This represents a 14% increase in the number of 8/9 (A*) grades over the past 5 years.

The school was especially pleased with the phenomenal results achieved in both Art and Science, with 90% 7-9 (A-A*) and 81% 7-9 (A-A*) in the subjects.

This comes after our recent push to focus not just on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects, but STEAM (A for Arts) to ensure students full creative potential is achieved.  

The results provide further evidence of how students have been able to take full advantage of our recent fantastic school redevelopment which brought with it specialist state-of-the-art Science laboratories and teaching studios for Art, Design & Technology and Music; as well as expansive gallery and exhibition spaces.

Head of Blackheath High School, Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson said: “At Blackheath High School we strive to put each of our girls in the very best position to maximise their potential in both an academic and creative sense. 

“However, it is still up to the girls themselves to work hard and take full advantage of the resources around them. 

“That’s what make today’s results - where we have seen girls excel across such a wide range of subject areas - so thoroughly pleasing. It’s been fantastic to see their hard work, dedication and talent recognised and rewarded today.”

It’s been fantastic to see their hard work, dedication and talent recognised and rewarded today.

- Mrs Chandler-Thompson

Student Profiles

Mia

Among the delighted students at the school today was Mia from New Cross who had her GCSE Artwork exhibited at the Royal AcademMia Dysony of Arts earlier this summer 

From over 6,000 works submitted, Mia’s piece ‘Babcia’ which is the Polish word for ‘Grandmother’, was chosen for display at the RA’s inaugural Young Artists' Summer Show. 

After achieving grades 9 and 8 (A*/A*) in Sciences and A*/A* in Science and Art, Mia will be continuing at Blackheath High to study A Level Textiles and Biology, Psychology and EPQ. 

She said: “It was so surreal to see my artwork in the Royal Academy and so surreal to see my results here today” 

 

Julia 

IJP 10 12 18 GDST Dance 0055Julia will be leaving Blackheath High School to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer at Central School of Ballet. There she will attend a three year course which will lead to a BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Performance, validated by the University of Kent.

Julia excelled in Blackheath High School’s dance lessons throughout Junior and Senior school. She since has gone on to perform with the National Youth Ballet at the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham and at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London for the last two company seasons. Julia  received the Ballet Dancer of the Day award at GDST's Day of Dance both in 2017 and in 2018.


She says: "I am really proud with my results especially in English Language (A), in English Literature (A*) and in Spanish (8/A*). I would like to thank all of my teachers for their support, inspiration and encouragement."

 

Miriam 

Miriam was in a joyous mood this morning after achieving 9/A* and 1 A. Miriam Kenedy

Miriam, a tremendously talented musician, plays both the recorder and piano and won GDST Musician of the Year 2018. She recently passed the Associate of the Royal Schools of Music (ARSM) Diploma, a post-grade 8 diploma in Music with an outstanding score of 49/50. 

She thanked her teachers: “Mrs Beecham for always being so caring, Dr Mustafa her science teacher for continually pushing me, my French teacher Ms Milne for bringing France into the class room, and Ms Elliot, our Queen of Biology, for being such a great role model.”

Miriam will be going onto study French, Biology, Chemistry and Maths at Blackheath High Sixth Form after completing her summer work experience in the lab of the Gurdon Institute at Cambridge University, where she conducted research into how to control stem cells in the brain to help treat dementia and diabetes.

 

Dilmi 

Dilmi GunatillakeDilmi from Shooters Hill was celebrating achieving straight 8s and 9s (A*s) in 11 subjects today. 

She said: “My parents and I are over the moon! I’m planning to study medicine and potentially become a Psychiatrist. I’m really fascinated about the brain, how it works, how much we don’t know and all that is there to discover.”

Dilmi will be studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths in Sixth Form. 

 

Trisha Trisha Medimi

Blackheath resident Trisha was delighted after achieving A*’s across the board in science. 

She said: “I’d like to aim high and apply to do Medicine at Cambridge with a view to going into paediatrics. I’ve loved science here at Blackheath High. Dr Mustafa is a really excellent Chemistry teacher; he’s so engaging and makes learning brilliant fun too.”

 

Find out more about studying for your GCSEs at Blackheath High School, a leading London secondary school.

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