b'Prizegiving ADDRESS 2021student who leads by example. A forceAt GCSE we enjoyed an overall pass rate ofWe cracked the Enigma code using a for good through your actions and deeds,99.8%. 33% of entries were at grades 9 toRaspberry Pi and secured a Computer which will stay with you your entire life. 8, 62.1% at grades 9 to 7, 87% at gradesScience Digital Enterprise Award. We 9 to 6, 97% at grades 9 to 5 and 99.8% atheld digital concertsfantastic! Music A word about exam results: grades 9 to 4. Our Progress 8 score wasand LAMDA resultsfantastic too! There 0.91 and our Attainment 8 score was 72.2. were D of E expeditions and Rewards A Level and GCSE ExamTrips, and at the KEVI Foundation Athletics Our teachers and support staff haveCompetition our Year 7 4x100m relay team Results Summer 2021 worked tirelessly throughout the pandemicwon gold! House sport was back as part As a school we have had to endure (andto do their best for the students in their careof the House Cup competitioncricket, I use the word endure quite deliberately whether in school or at home. Not onlyhockey, athletics, handball, table tennis and for another year) a disrupted examinationshave they provided a high quality of creativeso on; Nelson won the cup!season which has been (again) full ofteaching, both online and in person, but uncertainty and mixed messages fromthey have shown the greatest concern forI finish with the famous words of Theodore Ofqual, JCQ and the various examinationthe well-being of those in their care. Roosevelt, the 26th American President boards. We have navigated our way(19011909). He promised the people through the maelstrom and we have actedA word about activitiesof America fairness through his policy of the Square Deal. He wrote a piece called with compassion, fairness and kindnessoutside the classroom: The Man in the Arena. It sums up our throughout with our students best interestsfive values. It sums up the determination at heart. Charities supported are: Birminghamof someone who never lets the fear of Age UK, BID Services, the Trussell Trust,failure stand in their way. It sums up At A level nearly 45% of all entries were A*Children in Need, Cancer Research UK,the importance of bouncing back from A grades; 70% of all entries were A* A BComic Relief, Parkinsons UK, Woodlandadversity. It is about resilience and grit. It grades with an overall pass rate of 99.8%.House Birmingham Womens Hospitalsums up what being an HGS student is all Nearly 40 students attained all A* A gradesCharity, Lets Feed Brum, Royal Britishabout.and 60 students attained all A* A B gradesLegion, Movember, Jos Cervical Cancer or higher. Trust and Guide Dogs for the Blind.It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.19'