Strong set of GCSE results for FHS

September 29 2017

Fairfield High School celebrated a strong set of results in the first new, tougher GCSE exams.

Fairfield High School celebrated a strong set of results in the first new, tougher GCSE exams.

The proportion of students gaining grade 4 or above (the equivalent of a C) in English and in Maths went up to 64per cent, while many students were awarded the top grade 9, which is reached by only two or three in every hundred candidates across the country.

Executive Principal Catriona Mangham said: “I am delighted that the hard work of our students and staff has been rewarded, particularly in our outstanding results in English and Maths. In a difficult year, they have come up trumps and our young people will be well placed to take their next steps in education or training.

“As a diverse and truly comprehensive school, it is pleasing to note the excellent progress made by disadvantaged students, those with English as an additional language and those in care.”

The headline figures include almost three quarters of pupils achieving a level 4 or above in English and 71 per cent achieving the same in maths. The average attainment 8 score was 50 points. The number of pupils achieving 5 A*-C inc English and maths was 63% and nearly all pupils (98.6%) achieved an A-C in two sciences.

Some of the top performers were Vincent Otterbeck with a 9 for English Literature, 8 for English Language and seven other A*s; Alice Etheridge, 9 for English Language, 8 for maths and seven other A*s and Elizabeth Rush, 9 for maths, 8s for English Language and Lit and eight other A*s.

Others who achieved 9s were Benjamin Youngman-Lacey in English Literature, Nia Samuels in English Language and English Literature, Lauren Degg in English Literature, Finlay Suttie in English Language and maths and Christopher Jenkins in English Literature.