A level results at Forest School, 2018

Forest School in Snaresbrook, London, celebrates another year of success on A level results day with 50% of all grades awarded to Forest School students an A or A*. The overall number of A* grades is up more than 5% on last year, with Forest School students achieving the highest number of A* grades since 2011.  Amongst those achieving the most impressive results are students who have achieved A*s in a wide range of subjects including English Literature, Drama, Politics, History, Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

82% of Forest students secured a place at their chosen university, which is an increase on last year, and in September 10 Forest students will begin courses at Oxford and Cambridge and highly competitive Medical courses at top institutions.

Grace Oswald has already started at UC Berkley in the United States having gained A* A* A* A* in her A levels, and Zoe Kundu has gained a place at the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University – the most highly regarded and most competitive course in the country – making it the seventh year in a row for a Forest pupil to have won a scholarship to a conservatoire.

In addition to a minimum of 3 A Levels, all Year 12 students at Forest School take the Extended Project Qualification as part of Forest’s unique Sixth Form Diploma offering.  This year’s cohort have achieved another set of stellar results with 78% of Forest Year 12’s awarded at least an A grade.

On this year’s A level results, the Warden of Forest School, Marcus Cliff Hodges, had this to say:

“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.”

Head of Sixth Form Kate Spencer Ellis:

“I’m immensely proud of the depth and breadth of work that Forest’s Sixth Form have done in order to get to today. Students leave Forest well qualified, grounded and passionate about making a positive impact on the world around them. These excellent A level results will no-doubt help them to achieve their ambitions.”

Deputy Head Academic Tahmer Mahmoud:

“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.”


Of particular note were the following students:

Adem Aktas – A*AA (and an A* in EPQ) – Medicine at KCL

Naphysa Awuah – A*AA (and an A* in EPQ) – Philosophy at St Andrew’s

Laurie Bayley-Higgins – A*AA – Drama and English Literature at Manchester

Felix Bennemann – A*A*AAA (and an A in EPQ) – Physics with Nano Science

Kiran Bhoarla – A*A*A – Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Nottingham

Caitlin Black – A*A*A (and an A* in EPQ) – Geography at Durham

Hannah Cantekin – A*A*A (and an A in EPQ) – Economics and Politics at Bristol, following a gap year

Jesse Chan – A*A*A* (and an A* in EPQ) – Geography at KCL

Mollie Chan – A*AA (and an A* in EPQ) – Biomedical Sciences at York

Benedict Chisolm – A*A*A (and an A in EPQ) – Politics and International Relations, with study abroad at Bristol

Elizabeth Finlay – A*AA (and an A* in EPQ) – Flexible combined honours with study abroad at Exeter

Rhiannon Francis-Clarke – A*A*A* (and an A* in EPQ) – Economics at Leeds

Anna Glenn – A*AA – General Engineering at Durham

Usayd Hasan – A*A*A*A* (and an A* in EPQ) – Mathematics at Downing College, Cambridge

Gwen Jones – A*A*A* (and an A* in EPQ) – Politics and International Relations, with study abroad at Bristol

Rohit Joshi – A*A*A*A (and an A* in EPQ) – Computer Science at Warwick

Muhammad-Ameen Kidiya – A*A*A (and an A in EPQ) – Medicine at QMUL

Alexander Kingsley – A*AAA

Guhesh Kumaran – A*A*A*A* (and an A in EPQ) – Physics at Imperial

Emily Lawrence – A*A*A* – English and Theatre Studies at Warwick

Douglas Leung – A*A*A* (and an A*in EPQ) – Classics at Durham

Zarin Mahmud – A*A*A* (and an A* in EPQ) – International Relations and Social Anthropology at SOAS

Harry Marway – A*AA (and an A* in EPQ) – Economics at Nottingham

David Olulode – A*AA – Economics and International Economics at Nottingham

Grace Oswald – A*A*A*A (and an A* in EPQ) – Liberal Arts at UC Berkeley

Jason Ozuzu – A*AA – Computer Systems Engineering at Manchester

Grace Palfreman – A*A*A (and an A* in EPQ) – Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge

Farah Patel – A*A*A* – Medicine at Manchester

Conor Reynolds – A*A*A*A – Mathematics

Alice Turney – A*AA (and an A* in EPQ) – History at Bristol

James Wakefield – A*AA (and an A* in EPQ) – Mechanical Engineering at Cardiff

Rohin Wong – A*AA (and an A* in EPQ) – Medicine at KCL