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GCSE results 2018: Forest School rejoices after achieving best grades ever

PUBLISHED: 14:30 23 August 2018

Forest School pupils receive there GCSE results on Thursday, August 23 2018. Photo: Forest School

Forest School pupils receive there GCSE results on Thursday, August 23 2018. Photo: Forest School

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Forest School pupils and teachers are rejoicing after the school received its best GCSE results ever.

Around 150 Year 11 pupils collected their results from the school, in Oakhurst Gardens, Snaresbrook, this morning, August 23.

Seventy-seven percent of all the grades awarded to pupils were A**, A*, A, 9, 8 or 7 - the top three grade levels.

Fifty-four percent were at the two top two grade levels - the new exclusive 9/A** or, the previously top, 8/A*.

Marcus Cliff Hodges, the school’s headteacher, said: “Our pupils have embraced the challenge of new GCSE exams with characteristic energy, posting Forest’s best ever GCSE results.

“This is a tremendous cohort of sparky pupils who have worked hard and been ambitious for themselves.

“These stunning results are thoroughly deserved.

“I am very proud of them.”

The core subjects were a strong point with 91pc of pupils achieving grade 9/A** or 8/A* in English and 79pc awarded one of the two same highest grades in mathematics.

Justine Venditti, head of middle school, said: “I am absolutely delighted for the pupils that their hard work and commitment to their learning has been rewarded with such outstanding results.

“As a year group, not only have they proved themselves to be academically strong, they have flourished into individuals who have been a pleasure to teach, and who now move on to the Forest Sixth Form with confidence.”

All of Forest’s Year 11 pupils were also entered for the Higher Project Qualification (HPQ) a high-level research project favoured by universities, 96pc of which attained A*-B grades.

Tahmer Mahmoud, deputy head academic, said: “This year has seen new GCSE grades and new more challenging papers and our Y11s excellent set of results across the whole range of subjects are testament to our pupils’ hard work and commitment – well done to them all.”

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