Extra study sessions add up to GCSE success for students at Forest Hall School in Stansted
Saturday school, holiday classes and revision sessions have paid dividends for Forest Hall pupils in Stansted - with improved GCSE results for the fourth year in a row.
Last year students sat the new grade 9 to 1 GCSEs for the first time in maths and English, with the majority of other subjects switching to the new format this year.
The number of students who achieved 4s to 9s in English and maths at the school rose this year, with 74% getting the grades in English literature or language and 60% in maths.
Top-performing students this year include:
Lottie Whitmell 8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 6, A, A, A
Kelly Banks 6, 6, 6, 6, 5, A, B, B, C, merit
Jake Mullens 9, 7, 7, 6, 6, 6, 6, 5, A, B, C
Nina Constantino 7, 6, 6, 6, 6, 5, A, A, A, C
William Chapman 9, 8, 8, 7, 7, 6, 5, B, B
Forest Hall has been part of the Harlow-based Burnt Mill Academy Trust (BMAT) since February 2015, with the mission to boost student numbers and exam results. The implementation of Saturday school, holiday school and revision sessions in all subject areas has enabled the students to achieve their best.
Head Hannah Jones said: “I could burst with pride and joy for our exceptional students and their wonderful results.
“I’m delighted that for the fourth year in a row GCSE results at Forest Hall School have improved. Each year our students step up to the challenge and achieve fantastic results.
“I want to take a moment to applaud all our exceptional students, their teachers and their parents/carers for this amazing achievement.
“These exceptional results reinforce the ethos of our school. Our students work hard, have high expectations and aspire to achieve their highest potential. We believe that every student can achieve and be exceptional. The additional time staff have spent with the students in preparation for their examinations is evident in the great results.
“It is now time for our exceptional class of 2018 to leave us and follow their dreams. Good luck and remember, aim for the exceptional!”
Success was also achieved by students entered early for GCSEs. Youngsters at Forest Hall complete up to two option GCSEs in Year 9 or 10. Top-performing students include:
YEAR 10 – Tommy Collins for a 6 in Spanish and a 7 in history; Dennis Elsley for an 8 in Spanish; Armani-Jai Newman for an grade 8 in French; Mame Seck for a grade 6 in geography.
YEAR 9 – Fabrizio Morrone for an A* in Italian; Tabitha Tidiman for a 7 in music; Libby Down for a 7 in photography; Beni Bafwa for a 6 in geography.