Mrs Fairbairn, Exams and Cover Manager
Pupils and staff at The Forest School are celebrating another good year of GCSE exam results.
Headteacher, Siobhan Denning, said “We are extremely proud of our pupils’ achievements, with 61% achieving 5 A*-C including English and Maths. It was lovely to be in school this morning and watch the pleasure and delight in our pupils’ faces as they opened their envelopes and read their results. There were so many happy faces and it was wonderful to see so many staff in school to share in the boys’ success.
I’m especially delighted with one of the new measures introduced by the Government – Progress 8 – which shows that on average, each pupil has achieved almost one grade more than expectations in at least 8 of their GCSEs. This is a testament to the hard work of the pupils, the fantastic support of their parents and the high quality of teaching here at Forest School.”
More able pupils at the school continue to do exceptionally well – 22 pupils achieved 10 or more A*/A results; Nick Hoad, Oliver Heinrich, Harvey Haydon, and Robert Foreman got 12 or more grades at A*/A, Dan Brown, Sam Jewell, Andrew Bosbery and Jamie Austin achieved 13 A*/A, Luke Subercaseaux and Richard Potter achieved a fantastic 14 A*/A grades. Special congratulations go to Dan Butler and Harry Lord for an amazing total of 15 A*/A grades. Overall 21% of all results were A* or A grades – significantly above the national average. 14 pupils also achieved grades at AS level.
Ms Denning added “I am delighted that the hard work, commitment and dedication of our pupils and staff, along with the support of parents, have been rewarded. At Forest we strive to challenge pupils and provide an environment where boys really can achieve their best. Our results this year show that boys continue to do very well at Forest.”
Cliff Purvis, Chair of Governors added: “I am very pleased with the results and the boys should be extremely proud of their achievements. Our pupils, their parents and the staff at the school are to be congratulated on another pleasing year of results.”