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14/05/21

A huge congratulations to all our performers to have just completed their examinations. You were all sensational! ✨ Here is a snippet from one of our star-studded performances. https://t.co/dRzzHANiaH

14/05/21

Great teamwork, good luck girls! 💃👏 https://t.co/jTMP6tGOI6

14/05/21

As part of the Junior School celebration of famous women artists, Year 5 have used Frida Kahlo as their inspiration to draw self-portraits with backgrounds that reflect their wider interests. Great idea! 🎨 https://t.co/86ywEnjvOx

13/05/21

The Year 2 girls worked in partners to sequence the daily events in the life of our longest serving monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. They also learnt some very interesting facts. Nice work girls! 👍 https://t.co/FBpoH9Yr8O

13/05/21

Our Future of Education session ends with "Really excited about the future of education". Thank you for all who attended and to our expert speakers.

13/05/21

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"Teachers are amazing. They have taken us through an education crisis." "I couldn't be more proud of our teachers and their dedication to young people and wanting the best for them".

13/05/21

Retweeted From Blackheath High School GDST

"There has been an opportunity to embrace technology in education that we have never had before"

13/05/21

"This is a huge opportunity to review our exam structures going forwards"

13/05/21

"Teachers are amazing. They have taken us through an education crisis." "I couldn't be more proud of our teachers and their dedication to young people and wanting the best for them".

13/05/21

"There has been an opportunity to embrace technology in education that we have never had before"

13/05/21

Delighted to kick-start our live panel on the "Future of Education post Covid-19". Our Head, Mrs Chandler-Thopmson "We must take this opportunity to reflect on the challenges we faced during the pandemic and take forward opportunities" https://t.co/EBi5zIHjDd

13/05/21

Not long now until our Future in Education online event, an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and opportunities for education prompted by the pandemic. Hosted by our Head & experts & https://t.co/zXPh3L9u9I

13/05/21

Incredible! https://t.co/sTitq6HuFP

12/05/21

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So proud of this. 🙏👏🏾👏🏼👏 https://t.co/Tkzh2B8xai

12/05/21

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Astonishingly generous response from Junior families for mufti day in aid of the Indian Relief fund. Part of our celebrations this week. https://t.co/I2lk2TCZ6w

12/05/21

As a school we are committed to celebrating our diverse school community, so today in celebration of Eid and to raise funds for the Indian Relief Fund, our Junior School is having a school Mufti Day. https://t.co/0oblZwGMP8

11/05/21

Well done to all the students who took part in the UKMT Mathematics Challenges. 👏 Click here to find out more about our highest achieving Maths challengers: https://t.co/SaJS4TBbfI https://t.co/wEyQp75E9M

11/05/21

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NOW AVAILABLE... full recording 📹of most recent on 'Managing the Transition from Primary to Secondary School'. 🏫 https://t.co/oAKALCeA7e

11/05/21

In February, the commissioned a song and Junior girls gave ideas for lyrics. Lin Marsh took the lines and created this song, to represent how the girls felt coming out of a second lockdown You can watch the full video here: https://t.co/3W1Y3V8wGs https://t.co/TqJkqBvG0W

10/05/21

Following fieldwork in the school grounds and research into local geographical issues, the Year 12s have embraced their local Geography and embarked on their Independent Investigations over the Easter holidays. Find out more here: https://t.co/tX0mKOPWGG https://t.co/9l54jGBVCS

10/05/21

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Great assembly this morning from about how we’ve been listening as a school and how we’re planning to make sure everyone feels included in our community.

10/05/21

We're very excited that our Eco Club have announced their planned activities for the term, including taking part in ! Click here to find out more: https://t.co/UPIGZOvGS5 https://t.co/OAz8Rsszh3

08/05/21

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Loving Year 3’s artwork for next week’s exhibition https://t.co/wanjd0BK70

08/05/21

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year 1 getting . Perfect Friday afternoon 😎 https://t.co/Aek6cfOWhM

07/05/21

Sixth Form took part in a day of team-building events, where they had to work together to solve problems that would be completely impossible to solve alone. The Year 12s beat the 13s by a two point lead to be the victors, well done girls! 👍 https://t.co/GSfzlHBLZb

07/05/21

Wow! 👏 https://t.co/42UlEsBNZl

07/05/21

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The full recording of last week's 'Helping Your Daughter to Navigate Friendships'. 📽️ https://t.co/IFfovbYbYv

06/05/21

We loved having the Year 5 girls come to our CSI Day at the Senior School. Great detectives in the making! https://t.co/4ZDTokiy25

06/05/21

A huge thank you to for their kind donation of books addressing and celebrating diversity. 📚 We've made them available in the Juniors Library for staff to use as teaching resources and for our pupils to access independently. https://t.co/Wi6LAYM8CW

06/05/21

Well done our super scientists! 👏 https://t.co/lgMhHZ7k5I

05/05/21

In Art, Year 2 showed some great teamwork by gently drawing around each others' hands and decorating the drawings using paints. 🎨 https://t.co/LKMx4NmUH8

04/05/21

A lovely little snippet of rabbits Year 7 had fun learning about on Trips Day last week. Adorable! 🐇 https://t.co/bjk3R5uD10

04/05/21

Year 2 showed their creativity in Maths by painting cakes! They divided their cakes into equal parts to aid the girls' understanding of unit and non-unit fractions. Wonderful work! 🍰 https://t.co/6tVfji2K5U

03/05/21

Year 11 took a break from mini assessments last week with some great martial arts and street awareness training. Wow! 🥋 https://t.co/BCwFOo2BdQ

30/04/21

Year 8 are finding their competitive streak today in the 'Me, Myself and Challenges' workshop for Trips Day. The girls are enjoying an exciting time based around the following skills; self-awareness, awareness of others, awareness of surroundings and personal empowerment. https://t.co/JmLeQpcTO1

30/04/21

Such a great opportunity! https://t.co/WzBb8sltT4

29/04/21

This week, the girls enjoyed the first of four workshops with . Here are the girls with Sophie and Dan from the ensemble, guiding the girls through composition using graphic scores, inspired by Five Postcards for violin and viola by . https://t.co/6gVGAV5mNb

29/04/21

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28/04/21

In PE, Year 2 had a great time focusing on ball skills, using the monkey bars and the climbing frame. On a lovely day too! ☀️ https://t.co/zTKRX4I8yq

28/04/21

There is still time to sign up to the next Talk on Thursday. This week, Founder & CEO of award-winning Andrew Hampton will talk about 'Helping Your Daughter to Navigate Friendships' on 29 April at 6pm via Zoom. https://t.co/zJw8d6arxS

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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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