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GCSE results 2018: The Forest Academy headteacher "delighted" as grades improve for third year in a row

PUBLISHED: 11:45 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:58 24 August 2018

Sophie Farnell-Watson, Bailey Whittingham, Jennifer Lee & Amber Robbins. Photo: Forest Academy

Sophie Farnell-Watson, Bailey Whittingham, Jennifer Lee & Amber Robbins. Photo: Forest Academy

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This year's GCSE results are now in and The Forest Academy pupils celebrating as nearly a fifth of grades awarded were the top three levels - 9-7 or A*-A.

Faizaan Khan. Photo: Forest AcademyFaizaan Khan. Photo: Forest Academy

Pupils collected their results from the school, in Harbourer Road, Hainault, this morning (August 23).

Headteacher Will Thompson said: “We are delighted that for the third consecutive year The Forest Academy results have improved.

“Following on from our outstanding A-Level results last week we are delighted that we have seen another increase in the number of pupils achieving grade 4 and above in both English and Maths (51%), most notably nearly 20pc of the grades awarded to our students were at a grade 7-9 (A-A*).

“Our students have surpassed all expectations and they should be incredibly proud of themselves.

“I would like to formally congratulate them on their efforts and look forward to welcoming them into the new Beal 6th form which will see the merger of Beal and The Forest Academy.”

The school gave special mention to two pupils - Faizaan Khan and Sophie Farnell-Watson.

Faizaan achieved three grade 9s, one grade 8, three grade 7s and two A grades.

Sophie, following ongoing medical treatment and a hip replacement operation, achieved two grade 8s, one grade 7, four grade 6s and one grade 5.

Head of year Maya Al Najjar said: “The students and staff have work incredibly hard to get such a fantastic set of results.

“We are incredibly proud of our students and the results are outstanding considering the changes in the performance measures, exam specifications and grading system. We set high expectations of our students and they have been rewarded for surpassing these.

Well done.”

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