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A-level results 2018: Forest School gains most A* grades for seven years

PUBLISHED: 15:15 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:22 16 August 2018

Caitlin Black, Hannah Cantekin, Jesse Chan, Ben Chisholm, Rhiannon Francis-Clarke, Usayd Hasan, Gwen Jones, Rohit Joshi, Muhammad-Ameen Kidiya, Guhesh Kumaran, Emily Lawrence, Douglas Leung, Zarin Mahmud, Hardul Maraway, Grace Pulfreman. Photo: Forest School

Caitlin Black, Hannah Cantekin, Jesse Chan, Ben Chisholm, Rhiannon Francis-Clarke, Usayd Hasan, Gwen Jones, Rohit Joshi, Muhammad-Ameen Kidiya, Guhesh Kumaran, Emily Lawrence, Douglas Leung, Zarin Mahmud, Hardul Maraway, Grace Pulfreman. Photo: Forest School

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Forest School students and their families are rejoicing as more than 80pc of Year 13s secured a place at their chosen university.

Anxious students braved the wet and windy weather to collect their exam results from the school, near Oakhurst Gardens, in Snaresbrook, this morning (August 16).

More than 50pc of all grades awarded to Forest School students this year are A or A*.

Students also achieved the highest number of A* grades since 2011, with the overall number up more than five per cent on last year.

“I’m immensely proud of the depth and breadth of work that Forest’s Sixth Form have done in order to get to today,” said head of Sixth Form Kate Spencer Ellis.

“Students leave Forest well qualified, grounded and passionate about making a positive impact on the world around them.”

Ten Forest School students are set to begin courses at Oxford and Cambridge and medical courses at top institutions.

Overall, 82pc of students secured a place at their chosen university, which is an increase on last year.

Tahmer Mahmoud, deputy head academic, said: “These fabulous results show just how much progress our Year 13 leavers have made over the last two years.

“They’ve grown as thinkers, planners and doers, and today is about acknowledging how far they’ve come in their personal journeys.”

Forest Students are moving on study subjects ranging from aerospace engineering to law, computer science to English, politics to dentistry.

Grace Oswald has already started at UC Berkley in the US, attaining four A*s in her A levels.

Zoe Kundu has gained a place at the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University – one of most highly regarded and most competitive course in the country.

Marcus Cliff Hodges, Forest School’s warden, said: “Our continued focus on developing the best learning characteristics in our pupils is paying off once again, with Forest students achieving outstanding results whilst balancing their studies by engaging fully with everything on offer at Forest outside the classroom.”

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