Early English GCSE Results 2019

Hawthorn High School Year 10 and 11 pupils celebrated their fantastic Literature Unit 1 exam results today.  Well done to everyone who passed!

Congratulations to Elle Sandell, Rachel Harry and Grazia Obuzor for achieving their A* grades.

HHS BBC School Report

The Pupils from Hawthorn are reporting on the latest news across our school, community and the world.

Here you can find articles published by pupils in years 7-13.

We have been running School Report at Hawthorn since 2016 and would like to highlight some of the wonderful work we have going on.



GCSE Results 2018

Following on from last week’s A Level results, Hawthorn High School pupils are celebrating their achievements at GCSE today. Of particular note amongst a range of the highest achieving results were those of Heidi Nicholas who achieved 14 A*/A Grades, William Hughes achieved 11 A*/A Grades, Dylan Morgan was awarded 9 A*/A Grades, Josephine Lee, Harley Griffiths and Zahra Ali all achieved 7 A*/A Grades.  Angela Ong and Kaitlyn Bury achieved 6 A*/A Grades and AliceThomas was awarded 5 A*/A Grades along with Kealan Gray and Zoe Barnett. The school looks forward to welcoming back so many students to Sixth Form in September.


Performance at the highest grades was especially pleasing and, despite the very significant changes to the examination system in recent years, no pupil left without a qualification, 93% achieved at least 5A* – G grades and 61% at least 5 GCSE grades A*- C. The percentage of pupils achieving a C grade or better increased by 7% in both English and Mathematics and a similar improvement in the number of pupils who achieved at least 5 C grades or better including English and Maths should see the school ranked in the top 25% of similar schools across Wales this year.


Headteacher Mr Jason Hicks said “This is the second best set of results the school has ever achieved and we are immensely proud of the young people who have achieved them. To see our pupils achieve in this fashion under such intense pressure is delightful and their parents should be very proud of them.  This has been a real team effort between staff, parents, pupils and governors and I would like to thank them all for their hard work and support.  The school continues to move from strength to strength in its efforts to provide health, happiness and success for all the young people in its care.  We look forward to welcoming the majority of Year 11 back to our new Sixth Form partnership where facilities will be the best they have ever been in September.”



A Level Results 2018


Hawthorn High School – A Level Results Day 2018

Hawthorn High School sixth-form students and their teachers are celebrating another outstanding set of A Level results.  Performance was strong across a wide spectrum of subjects and students entered for the graded Welsh Baccalaureate achieved excellent results with 100% of entries achieving a Grade C or above.  Results for A and A* performance were particularly strong this year.

Almost all students have earned a place at their chosen Universities but especially worthy of note amongst many outstanding performances were those of Clara Jenkins who achieved 2 A* and 2 A Grades and secured a place at Oxford to study Law;  Atiah Akhtar who achieved 3 A and a B Grade and goes on to study Law in Cardiff;  Katie Waits achieved 2 A* and 2 A and will be studying English in Cardiff;  Calista Davies with 3 A and a B secured an unconditional offer at Gloucester to study Performing Arts joined by Casey Humphreys who achieved 2 A and 2 B.  Further mentions include Adam Jefferis who will be reading Computing and Forensic Security at Bristol, Paige Jennings-Brooksby reading Police Science at USW and Annabel Sheppeard who goes on to study Sport and PE at Cardiff Met.  The school would like to congratulate all Year 13 pupils and their parents on their academic achievements and wider contribution to the school community during the last two years.

Headteacher Jason Hicks said We are very proud of the continuing success of our students in the Sixth Form and we are especially delighted this year that so many of them have achieved the results that they required to attend the Universities of their choice.  This is testament to the hard work of students and staff alike over the duration of their studies.  Sixth form students have a tremendous impact on the wider life of the school during their time with us and it is wonderful to see them celebrate their successes on results day. Our work within the Pontypridd Sixth Form partnership (especially with the University of South Wales) and very significant improvements at GCSE at the school in recent years leaves even more students well placed to follow in their footsteps.”

The school wishes all Year 13 students the very best for their future and is sure that they will return to tell us of their adventures when their studies permit. Applications for enrolment in the Sixth Form can be made when the school reopens in September.