Semestral news

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Graduates and Friends of Open Gate, 

The last week of January was followed by temperatures almost as hot as in the spring, we also enjoyed a glance of sunny skies and yesterday evening we had the chance to observe a "blue" or a "bloody" full moon. 

The most important event this week was held on Wednesday when the semester reports and certificates to the best students were handed out in the sports hall. Studying at OG naturally brings a whole lot of other things than just grades - lots of knowledge, experiences, building new and deep social relationships, interesting emotions and the shaping of opinions and attitudes, but today hard data will be enough for us. The traditional Czech mark in OG is a transfer from the total percentage rating, which arises as the weighted average of many categories in individual subjects. All details are accessible to all students and parents in Managebac. The unambiguous majority of our students have once again taken advantage of their amazing potential and, of course, the above-​standard approach and the environment we are trying to create for amazing results. They are extraordinary. 

Of the 254 middle and high school students, 251 received a semestral report (3 have a postponed classification). It is a great pleasure to announce that 195 girls and boys at OPEN GATE (almost 78%) passed with distinction. Additionally, 71 of them received straight As from all subjects, beautiful! 

Results of each class: 

Prima A (YEAR 6), total average 1.313

14/​18 passed with distinction, one of them received a special certificate from the school’s headmistress for ‘excellent’ results from all subjects: Řeháková 

Prima B, total average 1.386

10/​16 passed with distinction, three of them received a special certificate from the school’s headmistress for ‘excellent’ results from all subjects: Brodová, Sedlák, Strnad 

Sekunda A, total average 1.298

13/​18 passed with distinction, eight of them received a special certificate from the school’s headmistress for ‘excellent’ results from all subjects: Česnek, Dvořák, Elisová, Koops, Pokorná, Švejdová, Votlučková 

Sekunda B, 1.429

11 of the 18 students with distinction, 3 of them received a special certificate from the school’s headmistress for ‘excellent’ results from all subjects: Hrabal, Chára, Švejda 

TERCIE A, 1.084

All 20 students with distinction, 10 of them received a special certificate from the school’s headmistress for ‘excellent’ results from all subjects: Borovič, Kulhánková, Kužela, Louda, Matura, Mika, Nebuželská, Nováková, Pavrovský, Škařupa 

TERCIE B, 1,180

15 of 19 students with distinction, 10 of them received a special certificate from the school’s headmistress for ‘excellent’ results from all subjects: Bažantová, Hložková, Jeličič, Kovaříková, Kratochvíla, Neumannová, Novák, Rendlová, Sikorová, Škorpil 

KVARTA A, 1.079

All 18 students with distinction, 12 of them received a special certificate from the school’s headmistress for ‘excellent’ results from all subjects: Archalousová, Cermanová, Fojtíková, Hauferová, Chvátalová, Kolomazník, Kubíček, Nedělková, Rybníčková, Roušarová, Sedláková, Stránská 

KVARTA B, 1,246

17 students from 19 with distinction, 4 of them received a special certificate from the school’s headmistress for ‘excellent’ results from all subjects: Dvořák, Hauferová, Pešková, Uhlířová 

KVINTA A, 1,282

13 of 17 students with distinction, 4 certificates: Dušková, Hrebík, Matejas, Trpišovský 

KVINTA B, 1,365

12 of 18 students with distinction, 4 certificates: Němcová, Pavlovec, Rodina, Rott 

SEXTA A, 1,295

15 of 20 students with distinction, 2 certificates: Endrl, Frühauf 

SEXTA B, 1, 404 

10 of 19 students with distinction, 3 certificates: Hrabalová, Lisichkina, Rendla 

SEPTIMA, 1,209

14 of 17 students with distinction, 7 certificates: Jakoubková, Janečková, Kára, Kratochvílová, Ličko, Rott, Vulasová 

OKTÁVA, 1,340

13 of 17 students with distinction and 4 certificates: Grapenjuková, Kolomazníková, Plešák, Poláková 

Congratulations of course to all OG students for their results, averages are not everything. 

This year we added another category: a certificate for extraordinary results in more than half of studied subjects. Only those who have a 95% or more (Anglophone A+ equivalent), which is an excellent result, will receive such an award even though they might have less than 85in other subjects. This certificate takes into account extraordinary interest and success in specific learning areas (but not necessarily in all). 

Of course, you will find the names already mentioned above, but also some new ones nd in total there are 48. More congratulations for these students—here’s their list: 

Prima: Aneta Ditzová, Daniel Strnad 

Sekunda: Richard Česnek, Leticia Koops, Kateřina Švejdová, Andrea Pokorná, Barbora Votlučková 

Tercie: Amálie Anna Kulhánková, Petr Kužela, Matyáš Louda, Martin Matura 

Sára Nováková, Ema Nebuželská, Sofie Popova, Oliver Škařupa, Šárka Neumannová, 

Michaela Rendlová, Mikuláš Škorpil, Ema Bažantová, Viktorie Hložková, Natan Kratochvíla, Lenka Sikorová, Matthew Novák 

Kvarta: Markéta Hauferová, Eliška Hauferová, Martin Kubíček, Barbora Fojtíková, Adéla Archalousová, Julie Sedláková, Kateřina Roušarová, Nela Uhlířová 

Kvinta: Jan Hrebík, Anne-​Marie Matejas, Václav Trpišovský, Jennifer Němcová, Elizabeth Pavlovec, Daria Rodina, Jasmína Švarcrová 

Sexta: Tereza Chárová, Petr Bartoš, Darina Lisichkina, Matěj Rendla 

Septima: Alžběta Janečková, Thea Kratochvílová, Johan Rott, Jakub Kára 

Oktáva: Magdalena Kolomazníková, Mikuláš Plešák 

And while we have praised this, I cannot fail to mention Johan Rott's success in AP Biology, which you can read about on our FB page. There you will also find other news including the first event of the new Academic Creative Writing Club. 

And finally, let me thank all my colleagues and OPEN GATE employees for their hard work that makes this all possible, and of course the founders and the KFF Foundation for their unceasing support. Thanks! 

Students and colleagues, enjoy the long weekend, and the rest of you enjoy the standard one. 

Be happy and love each other. 

Petr Chára 

PS:Students do not, of course, study primarily for reward, but I think many of them deserve one. And not only from parents but also from grandmothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles…