Another year of A level success at Forest School! In keeping with the School’s ethos of producing well-rounded, confident young adults, there have been impressive individual results across all 26 subjects offered here at Forest with strong results in the Arts & Humanities subjects; subjects that are becoming increasingly over-looked in favour of science-based subjects in many schools. Amongst those achieving the most impressive results are students who, bucking the national trend, have achieved A*s in a wide range of subjects, with a particularly strong showing in English Literature, Drama, and Geography.
Forest students will now be leaving us for universities across the country, and indeed the world, with Henry Pratt off to study at the University of Colorado, in the USA, and Aysha Hafayed going to the University of London’s Institute in Paris. Russell Group universities yet again feature heavily in the list of destinations. As ever, Forest students will also be moving on to study a wide range of subjects including Physics & Astrophysics, Architecture, and Material Sciences with Engineering, to Medicine, PPE, Law, Computer Science and English Literature to name just a few courses chosen.
Coco Wheeler has gained a place to read Architecture at Cambridge, whilst Oliver Banks and Daisy Day-Fawcett will be heading to Oxford to study PPE and History respectively. Meanwhile, Lucas Boardman has won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, making it the eighth year in a row for a Forest pupil to have won a scholarship to a musical conservatoire. Another A* student has chosen to follow her heart and take up the offer of a place at a prestigious art school – again embodying the true Forest Learner spirit.
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 A*/A grades for their projects. The EPQ involves students writing a 5,000-word research-based dissertation on any subject of their own choosing, or they can choose to research and create an ‘artefact’ – such as a work of art or a tangible object – accompanied by written analysis. The EPQ is highly regarded by universities who value the experience students gain from the extensive research involved, which can offer preparation for university-level study.
On this year’s A level results, the Warden of Forest School, Marcus Cliff Hodges, had this to say: “At Forest we want to ensure that young people leave the School with plenty of ambition and character, with a developed work ethic, and having tasted success on different fronts. These excellent results, and the many individual success stories contained within them, reflect the hard academic work done by this cohort whilst being hugely busy outside the classroom as well. They move on to the next stage of their young adult lives with our best wishes.”