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GCSEs: FHS sees some strong results

Statements such as “This school is a great school and I couldn’t have got these results if I had gone anywhere else” and “I am shocked I have been able to learn English and pass within 4 years. I have enjoyed my time at FHS and am so grateful to all of the teachers”, echo the sentiments of many who sat their GCSEs this year at Fairfield High School (FHS).

The school has again seen some strong results, with 58.7% of students achieving a grade 4 or above in English and maths.

The proportion reaching grade 5 or higher - classed by the Government as a strong pass - is up on 2017 at 43.8%.

In the first year of the new linear courses in most other subjects, the school is delighted that 100% of students who sat Biology, Chemistry, Polish and Urdu achieved at least a standard pass (grade 4) and Physics was close behind at 92.6%. Sports Science doubled its pass rate to 86.7%.

The school saw some exceptional individual performances, including Emmanuel Leach, who notched up seven grade 9s, one 8, two 7s (all these grades are the equivalent of the old A*/A) as well as a grade B.

Grade 9 is awarded only to the very highest-achieving students, so FHS is also especially proud of Ben Lloyd, who got five 9s; and Beulah Bennett and Joshua Omolegan, who each gained four.

The Progress 8 measure - designed to show how far students have moved on from their starting point at secondary school - is also positive. It is estimated at +0.11.

Nick Lewis, Principal of Fairfield High School, said: “Maintaining great results at a time of vast exam change is a testament to the hard work of students and staff at Fairfield High School.”

Students’ quotes:

Niang Mbaye-Samb – Niang joined Fairfield High School in 2014 from Spain. At the time of joining FHS, she was unable to speak any English.

“I am shocked that I have been able to learn English and pass within 4 years. I have enjoyed my time at FHS and am so grateful to all of the teachers.”

Benjamin Lloyd (achieved 5 grade 9’s) –

“This school is a great school and I couldn’t have got these results if I had gone anywhere else.”

Beulah Bennett (achieved 4 grade 9’s) –

“I didn’t expect these results and it is so unexpected but I am so happy.”

Ruby Ross (Head Student – Year 11) –

“My time at FHS has been amazing and I am so thankful to all teachers for all of their support. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Joshua Omolegan (achieved 4 grade 9’s) –

“I am so happy with my results. FHS is an amazing school and I am so pleased I came here.”

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