Another great year for Forest Sixth Formers

Forest Sixth Formers are celebrating today after another year of excellent A-level results.

Following a year of tremendous hard work in and out of the classroom, 80% of grades awarded to Forest pupils were A*, A or B, with almost half at A* and A. 28% of pupils have received three or more A* or A grades.

Mrs Kerr-Dineen, outgoing Warden of Forest School, said: “I am delighted with the pupils’ results, particularly because in the vast majority of cases they enable them now to proceed to their first choice university, including nine to Oxford or Cambridge and eight to medical schools.

Speaking about the Year 13 pupils’ and her own departure, Mrs Kerr-Dineen explained: “We all leave Forest together today and I wish all Year 13 the very best for the opportunities ahead”.

Mr Mitchell, Deputy Head Academic, also praised the pupils’ results: “The most striking thing about these results is what they show about the flexibility of our pupils.”

“These Foresters have been busy on the sports pitches, stage and concert hall; they have also excelled across the sciences, humanities and arts; and, as well as performing brilliantly in exams, they have demonstrated curiosity, independence and rigour in the EPQ.”

Departments across the School saw exceptional grades, with more than 85% of grades awarded at A*, A or B in English, Further Maths, French, Geography, Drama and Spanish. All pupils taking Latin at A2 achieved A*/A grades, and all those taking Classical Civilisation were awarded A*, A or B grades.

This year, nine pupils have secured places at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, and eight pupils at some of the most prestigious medical schools across the country.

Forest pupil Edward Keys, who has achieved four A* grades, and will be studying Physics at Imperial College said: “I am really pleased with my results. The last two years have been great at Forest and I will miss it. It’s so nice to walk from one end of the School to the other knowing everyone.”

Head Boy Monty Matson and Head Girl Alexandra Davis, explained that they will miss the community spirit at Forest.

“Forest is a great community and it’s been so nice seeing everyone happy with their results,” said Monty, who has secured a place at Cambridge to study medicine. Alexandra added: “There is a real sense of community at Forest and I am going to miss that a lot.”

“It is so great to see everyone collect their results and pleased with their university places.”

Monisha Datta, who joined Forest at 16, said: “I am so pleased with my results, they are much better than I had expected.”

Monisha spoke about when she first joined Forest: “Everyone was so welcoming. Pupils and teachers were so friendly. The support, sense of community and knowing everyone have definitely been my three favourite things about being a pupil at Forest.”

2015 AS results are also strong with 67% of grades awarded to pupils at A or B, and 41% A (up from 37% last year).

The Geography and Classics Departments experienced excellent AS results, with 100% of pupils awarded an A grade in Geography and in Classical Greek.

The School has much to be excited about as strong AS grades suggest that next year’s A-level results will again be impressive.