The Knights Templar School - Results 2022
Key Stage 4
“I am enormously proud of our students and what they have achieved, their success is richly deserved and is credit to the hard work, courage and commitment that they have shown." Edward Hutchings, Headteacher
The Knights Templar School would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 students collecting their exam results today, this is a fantastic set of results and we are immensely proud of what they have achieved. Our high standards of attainment and achievement have been maintained, with a high proportion of our students achieving the very highest grades.
Headteacher, Edward Hutchings said: “I am enormously proud of our students and what they have achieved, their success is richly deserved and is credit to the hard work, courage and commitment that they have shown. Supported by their parents and their extremely dedicated, inspirational teachers, our students have shown enormous resilience in the face of such challenging times. The Knights Templar School continues to develop well rounded young people, prepared for their next steps. 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.”
With an average grade across all students and all qualifications well over 5, every student at Knights Templar School has their own story and school journey, 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; Ella Buky achieved 9 GCSEs at grade 9, Charlie Prutton achieved 7 GCSE grades at grade 9 and 2 at grade 8. Abi Cross achieved 7 GCSE grades at grade 9 with one grade 8 and one grade 7, Kate Fletcher achieved 7 grade 9’s, one grade 7 and one grade 6. Matthew Goldsmith, Lois Stier, Louis Burnes all achieved 6 GCSEs at grade 9 with all other grades at 7 or above.
Ella Buky, who achieved 9 GCSE grades at grade 9 said “I am so grateful to all my teachers. I honestly cannot believe my results. KTS has also given me so many other opportunities with school plays, brass band, I have had the best five years here!”
Charlie Prutton said, thank you to all my teachers for their support. I am excited to go on to our sixth form here and have really valued the extra-curricular and student leadership opportunities that KTS has had to offer.
"They are a wonderful group of young people and I wish each and every one of them every success and the very best for their future.” Ian Matthews, Head of Year 11
Ian Matthews, Head of Year 11, added:
“I am delighted for all of our Year 11 students today as they collect their GCSE results and I am very proud of how well they have done. The last two years have been unprecedented and I have been constantly impressed by the stoicism and dedication they have shown navigating the pandemic. Their willingness to work hard and adapt to the changing learning and exams circumstances. They are a wonderful group of young people and I wish each and every one of them every success and the very best for their future.”
Key Stage 5
"I hope every student realises how lucky they are to be at this school!” Kira Oestreicher ,Y13
With over 160 students in year 13 and one of the largest school sixth forms in North Herts, our students have excelled across a huge range of qualifications, achieving some fantastic results and moving on to some really exciting next steps at University, college and apprenticeships.
"There is so much support available from teachers and not just through subjects - the community feel at this school is unmatched.” Mia Raso, Y13
Our high standards of attainment and achievement have been maintained, with a high proportion of our students achieving the very highest grades. 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:
We would also like to celebrate the effort of the following students who have made excellent progress since completing their GCSEs: Denholm Bruce, Freya Marshall, Aimee Anderson, Christopher Parry, Taranpreet Kandola, Jemima Gayfer-Toms, Daniel Norman, Phoebe Bourke, Jaime-Kay Body, Toby Richards, Eleanor Conn, Jack Pinnock, Nijam Uddin, Taylor Gentle, Sienna Kelly.
Kira Oestreicher who achieved A*A*A*in Maths, Biology and Chemistry is going on to study Veterinary Medicine at Bristol said “I feel incredibly proud and privileged to have spent the last 2 years in the KTS sixth form. The support and care I have received from so many members of staff has been phenomenal, they have guided me through all the challenges. I hope every student realises how lucky they are to be at this school!”
Odumade Anuoluwapo completed 4 A-levels achieving 3A* grades and an A in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology, she is going on to study Computer Science at Loughborough.
Also completing 4 A-levels, Luke Bungay achieved 2A* and 2 A grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Geography, he is going to the University of Bath to study Civil Engineering.
Freya Hazelwood achieved A*A*A in Theatre Studies, Media and English Literature and is going on to study English at Nottingham.
Mia Raso, one of our Senior Prefects had moved to us from a local school for A-levels and achieved A*AA in Maths, Chemistry and Biology. On receiving her results, she commented “Coming to Knights Templar Sixth Form from a different school in the middle of a pandemic, I was so worried about fitting in. After becoming Head Prefect, surviving many isolations, and making friends for life, I can say that I could not have been more proved wrong. There is so much support available from teachers and not just through subjects - the community feel at this school is unmatched.”
Our destinations data is once again very impressive, with the majority of students going on to their first-choice university (many to Russell Group) 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 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." Gill Hopkins, Head of Sixth Form
Headteacher, Edward Hutchings said: “I am incredibly proud of our students and what they have achieved, these results are a tribute to them and the courage, commitment and dedication that they have shown. Supported by their parents and their extremely dedicated, inspirational teachers, our students 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 I wish them every success for the future.”
Gill Hopkins, Head of Sixth Form, added:
“As a Sixth Form team we are incredibly proud of the hard work of both our teaching staff and students in battling an educational climate of significant change, to produce such impressive results. Our students are now looking towards the next stage of their development, 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 2022 will continue to achieve well on their post-18 journey. Well done to all.”
The Knights Templar School - Results 2019
Below you will find information about results achieved by our students from 2019.
You can access The Knights Templar School’s section of the Department for Education's School Performance Tables here.
Key Stage 4
We were delighted with the success of our 2018/19 Year 11 students. Overall our students’ results are well above national average in English, Mathematics, Science courses and many others. They are a credit to all of our students and their supportive parents and carers and are also a testament to the remarkable teaching, pastoral support and wider curricular opportunities we provide at The Knights Templar School.
- 70% of students achieved students achieved 5 or more grade 4s or better (old C grade)
- 45% of students achieved 1 or more grade 7s or better (old A grade)
- 35 (17%) of students achieved 1 or more of the very top grade ‘9’.
|% Achieving 4+ in English and Maths||73%||60%||65%|
|% Achieving 5+ in English and Maths||50%||40%||43%|
|EBacc Average Point Score||4.80||3.87||4.10|
|% Entered for EBacc||67%||37%||39%|
|% Achieving EBacc||42%||23%||25%|
|% Remaining in Education, Employment and Training||94%||94%||95%|
Key Stage 5
Our Sixth Form students sat exams in a wide range A-Level and vocational courses (BTEC) and received a well-deserved set of results.
Over a third of students (37%) achieved 1 or more of the highest A*/A grades at ALevel and 73% of results were C grade or higher.
Progress of Knights Templar students compared to similar students nationally
- A- Level Courses - -0.1
- Academic Courses - -0.1
- Vocational Courses - +0.6
Average grade achieved by Knights Templar students
- A- Level Courses - C
- Academic Courses - C+
- Vocational Courses - Distinction
Percentage of students who stay until the end of their studies
Percentage of Knights Templar students after Key Stage 5 studies ended in 2016/17
- Stayed in education - 53%
- Started apprenticeship - 14%
Progress in GCSE English and Maths
Average improvement in GCSE English and Mathematics by those who resat the subjects during Key Stage 5
- English - 0.00
- Maths - +0.33