Pupils celebrate as A* is once again the most common grade awarded

Forest Year 11 pupils are today celebrating after another year of exceptional grades.

Following on from last week’s excellent A Level results, 91% of grades awarded to Forest’s pupils are A*, A or B, with 68% of all grades being A* or A.

Astonishingly A* is now the most common grade awarded to Forest pupils, with 37% of grades awarded being the star result this year.

Marking his first results day at Forest, new Warden Mr Antony Faccinello said: “I’m delighted to begin as the new Warden at Forest School by celebrating these excellent GCSE results with our pupils.”

“As reward for their commitment they have secured top grades across a broad range of subjects including in the demanding IGCSEs and in the research-based HPQ, that will set them up for success as they move on to exciting A level courses in our co-educational Sixth Form, including our new Forest Diploma.”

“I’m sure the pupils will join me in thanking the teaching staff for all their hard work.”

Deputy Head Academic Mr Jonathan Mitchell also added: “The A* grade has now been the most common GCSE result achieved by our hard-working pupils and their dedicated staff for the past four years. We couldn’t be prouder of them.”

“Even better, Foresters have shown they can excel not only in their core GCSEs, but also in the independent learning tested in the Higher Project Qualifications, where an incredible 91% of results were A* or A.”

“Our pupils need to be ready for a world of exponential change in which self-reliance and self-motivation will be crucial. These results show that Foresters are above all highly flexible learners, and we look forward to building on these strengths as they embark on the new Forest Diploma Sixth Form curriculum in September.”

Sam Telling, who achieved nine A* grades, said: “I’m really pleased with my results. I worked really hard on my GCSEs so it’s good to see the results today.”

Sam will be continuing his A Level studies at Forest, while he also trains with Leyton Orient FC.

Kareem Hussain, who is today celebrating his 9 A* grades, explained: “I’m happily surprised with my results, totally unexpected. I’m looking forward to celebrating today,” while Philippa Innes-Taylor, who achieved 10 A* to A grades said: “I worked really hard for these grades and I am so pleased that my hard work has paid off today.”

For more information or media requests please contact Jordon-Lee Squibb on 020 8509 4996 or jls@forest.org.uk