2017 GCSE Results

A large cohort of 170 Y11 pupils has achieved superb results (improving further on last year..) with A* once again being the commonest grade awarded in the 1463 GCSE’s they sat between them this summer!


Over 90% of all GCSE grades awarded to Forest pupils are A*, A or B, while 69% of all GCSE grades are A* or A, and 36% of all GCSE grades are A*.

As with universities, Forest has long recognised the value of independent research projects at all levels, so the success of all our Y11 pupils also achieving 87% A* or A grades in their Higher Project Qualification (HPQ) this year is very exciting. 50% of HPQs were graded A*.

Last week’s A Level results showed many Forest pupils performing outstandingly at the top end. This week at GCSE girls and boys achieved straight A* grades in all their nine subjects, an indication that both genders thrive in our diamond structure of single sex teaching up to GCSE and co-educational classes in the Sixth Form. The highest achievers in the year group are listed below.

Congratulations to the following for outstanding individual performances with 9 straight A* grades as well as A* for their HPQs: Charlotte Collier, Mihir Patel, Sharmeen Jawad, Isobel Rentoul, Priyasha Sen, Gemma Watkinson and Coco Wheeler.

Meanwhile,  Arunesh Ragutharan, Anya Choudhury, Max Hornbuckle, Isobel Tod, Matthew Kingham, Noah Klein, Oliver Whitworth, Henry Pratt, Oliver Krishnamma, Elsa Marienelli, Keelin Gallagher, Daisy Day-Fawcett and Rosa Appignanesi all posted 8 A* grades alongside A* in their HPQs.

Justine Venditti, Head of Middle School, was justifiably pleased with results:

“We are so proud of the pupils’ excellent achievements which come as a result of specialist teaching and hard work; they are thoroughly well deserved. These pupils are in a strong position to begin the next stage of their Forest education as they embark on the Forest Diploma.”

The Warden, Marcus Cliff Hodges, congratulated the year group saying:

“We demand a lot of our pupils and they have responded very strongly, showing all the learning characteristics we want to see in them: determination, initiative and curiosity. The support they have received from a dedicated staff has also played a key part in this success. We look forward to them moving on to the Sixth Form buoyed by their achievements.”