Reasons to attend the Open Evening at Huish Episcopi Academy......
A*-C including English and Maths 75% (Somerset average 62.3% - 4th in Somerset
Attainment 8 score 53.8 (Somerset average 49.7 – 4th in Somerset)
37 students achieved eight or more A* or A grades - approximately 15% of the cohort
Almost 30% of students achieved 3 or more A* and A grades (equivalent to 70 students)
English Baccalaureate 39%, (English, Mathematics, Science, Languages and Humanities). Top in Somerset with the Somerset average at 19.7. Huish Episcopi is consistently one of the top performing schools in Somerset within these more 'academic' subjects which are often recognised as the basis for entry to Britain's best universities.
The Progress 8 score which takes into account the progress of all our students across a wide range of subjects is calculated at +0.2. This is significantly above national average.
Beyond the results our Academy offers.....
Very high expectations of every student. We "aim to inspire every individual to be better than they ever thought they could be"
Personalisation of lessons and the curriculum, for example, differentiated options such as GCSE and BTEC PE, GCSE and BTEC Business Studies and GCSE ICT as well as GCSE Computing. A strong Modern Language offer including French, German, Spanish and Latin as well as additional maths qualifications to really stretch and challenge our most able mathematicians.
Excellent student support through Student Support Hub including Student Support Worker, School Nurse, Parent and Family Support Adviser, School Counsellor and Progress Leaders.
An extensive and well established Gifted and Talented programme including Cambridge University residential, Diamond 9 type additional challenges for able students after school as well as the additional challenge of working in class with other very able students.
Huish Episcopi academy is renowned for "Results plus", that is great academic achievement supported by lots of opportunities in the Arts and Sport. as well as many other subjects to extend and apply their knowledge – for example, glider club, speaking competitions in English, fieldwork, museum and theatre visits and international trips which have recently included ICT students visiting New York, Geography students going to Iceland and Language students in Seville and Nice.
Our facilities are constantly developing and we have benefited from multi-million pound investment over the past few years including; state of the art floodlit Astroturf pitch, new Geography/Sport and Business Studies Block and new Sixth Form block. Our latest project is worth almost £1 million and will involve the conversion of our lido to an indoor swimming pool facility with brand new changing rooms.
Very experienced set of teachers and leaders with a track record of success who strive for excellent teaching in every lesson in every day of the week
Easy progression to Huish Sixth which has results which are consistently well above the national average. We have a great record of sending students to Oxford and Cambridge with another English student going to Oxford this year. This makes five Oxbridge entrants in 5 years from Huish Sixth alongside a huge number of other prestigious universities across a wide range of subjects.