The Knights Templar School - Results 2023
Key Stage 4
“I am very pleased with my results and really excited to pursue my A Level options at KTS.” Oliver Ward, Yr 11
The Knights Templar School would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 students collecting their exam results today; this is a great set of results and we are immensely proud of what they have achieved. Our high standards of attainment and achievement have been maintained, with success for many students across a broad range of subjects.
These GCSE results come hard on the heels of really positive A-level results for the school, which saw almost all students who had applied gaining a place at university or apprenticeship of their choice.
With the proportion of top grades and whole school average grade significantly above the national average, every student at Knights Templar School has their own story and school journey and we are proud of them all. As a school we have so many success stories, there are some outstanding individual achievers who do deserve a special mention;
Rania Hard achieved seven grade 9’s, two grade 8’s and a grade 7, Izzy Ramsey achieved seven grade 9’s, two grade 7’s and a grade 6, Isla Macleod achieved four grade 9’s, three grade 8’s and two grade 7’s. Oliver Ward achieved three grade 9’s, five grade 8’s, one grade 7 and one grade 5. Oliver added “I am very pleased with my results and really excited to pursue my A Level options at KTS”. Rose Holmes and Kayleigh Eccles both achieved three grade 9’s and all other grades at grade 7 and above.
"Their time in secondary school has been tough, but they have shown great resilience and character. They fully deserve to celebrate their success today and we are really looking forward to welcoming many of them back to our Sixth Form in September." Ms Oetgen, Head of Year 11.
Headteacher, Edward Hutchings said:
“I am so proud of our students and what they have achieved; their success is totally deserved and is credit to their hard work, courage and commitment. These young people have shown enormous resilience in the face of such challenging times, The Knights Templar school continues to develop well rounded young people who are prepared for their next steps.
Significant credit should also go to our parents and carers who give great support to the students and to this school. I would also like to thank every member of staff at our school for all their hard work and our trustees for their support. Congratulations to all our students. I look forward to working with so many of them at our Sixth Form, I wish them every success for the future.”
Ms Oetgen, Head of Year 11, added:
“Our Year 11s have really done us proud, not only in terms of the results they have achieved today, but in the way that they have conducted themselves and managed the challenges of the last few years. Their time in secondary school has been tough, but they have shown great resilience and character. They fully deserve to celebrate their success today and we are really looking forward to welcoming many of them back to our Sixth Form in September. I am confident those who are moving on to pastures new will continue to succeed and I wish the whole year group all the best for their future.”
Key Stage 5
"I have loved my time at Knights Templar Sixth Form. The staff were always extremely supportive and encouraging, pushing me to try my best." Luke Phillips, Yr 13
With over 150 students in year 13 and one of the largest school sixth forms in North Herts, our students have achieved across a huge range of qualifications, obtaining some great results and moving on to some really exciting next steps at university, college and apprenticeships.
"Since joining KTS at Sixth From - it has been a rewarding and enriching experience. I am delighted with my results.” Lauryn West, Yr 13
We are hugely proud of all of our students at The Knights Templar School, and would like to recognise their achievements over the last two, very challenging years. We do have some outstanding individual achievers who do deserve a special mention:
Luke Phillips who achieved A*A*A* in Maths, Computing and Psychology is going on to study Psychology at Newcastle University said "I have loved my time at Knights Templar Sixth Form. The staff were always extremely supportive and encouraging, pushing me to try my best. There were lots of ways to engage with the school community and I enjoyed joining in and trying to make a difference. I went into the Sixth Form with little idea of what I would do afterwards, but the psychology department, through their passion, and discussions during lessons, have inspired me to pursue the subject further."
Lauryn West completed 3 A-levels achieving all A*’s in Criminology, English literature and Law, she will be studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. Lauryn said “Since joining KTS at Sixth From - it has been a rewarding and enriching experience. I am delighted with my results.”
Mark Walker (A*AAA in Chemistry, Maths, Further maths and physics will be going onto study Chemistry at the University of Bath.
Jet Baldwin will be going to study Astrophysics at the University of Bristol, she achieved A*, A, A in A-levels in Physics, Maths, Chemistry.
Matthew Dowsett (A*AAA in Physics, Computing, Maths and Further Maths) will be going to Lancaster University to study Theoretical Physics with Mathematics. He said “I was happy and surprised with my results as some of the exams were really hard. Thank you to my teachers, who were always available to offer support, at any time of day.”
Shakirah Rashid will be studying Biochemistry at the University of Bristol, she achieved A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
Eloise Worcester will be studying Ecology and Conservation at the University of Sussex, she achieved A*AA in A-levels in Sociology, Geography, Biology. “I am delighted with my results and want to give a particular thank you to Mrs Evans who carried me through my studies.”
Jack Pinnock who graduated last summer will be taking up a place at Leicester Medical School secured in this current UCAS cycle.
Our destinations data is once again really impressive, with the many of our students going on to their first-choice university or starting some amazing apprenticeships.
Students attending our partner performing arts school in Hitchin, Emil Dale Academy, are also celebrating with destinations including some of the top musical theatre schools in the country.
"We have no doubt that the KTS Sixth Form Class of 2023 will continue to achieve well on their post-18 journey" Gill Hopkins, Head of Sixth Form
Headteacher, Edward Hutchings said:
“I am incredibly proud of our students and what they have achieved, their results are a tribute to them and the courage and commitment that they have shown. Supported by their parents, carers and our dedicated teachers, students in this year group have shown enormous resilience in the face of such challenging times. The Knights Templar School continues to develop well rounded young people, prepared for the world beyond school. Congratulations to all our students and we wish them every success for the future.”
Gill Hopkins, Head of Sixth Form, added:
“As a Sixth Form team we continue to be so proud of the hard work of both our teaching staff and students in battling an educational climate of continued change, to produce such solid results. Our students are now looking towards the next stage of their education and careers, ranging from advanced apprenticeships to employment, further study at university. A sizeable percentage of students have earned places at Russell Group and Top 30 institutions. We are proud of our strong tradition of impressive exam results at The Knights Templar Sixth Form but place equal value in the vast range of extra-curricular opportunities that we provide to help create well-rounded young people. We have no doubt that the KTS Sixth Form Class of 2023 will continue to achieve well on their post-18 journey. Well done to all.”