Exam & Key Stage Results

Forest Crest Only 7A7760 low res     The Forest School GCSE Results 2018

The Forest School continues to make exceptional progress in all the new government measures including absolute GCSE passes.

Congratulations to all The Forest Boys for their outstanding GCSE results this year, with 77% of all students achieving 5 GCSE passes including English and maths and 17% of the boys receiving an A or A* equivalent pass in English and maths. In fact 22% of all grades awarded were A* or A equivalent. This represents a significant 27% point improvement on last year’s results and is a reflection of the changes led by the new Headteacher, Shirley Austin. 

Shirley Austin says, "These fantastic results are an outcome of the hard work and dedication from the students, their teachers and support of their parents, especially with the new more robust GSCE examinations. I would like to offer all the boys my best wishes as they begin the next steps in their education, most of whom will be staying with us at Forest 6th Form."

Core subjects performed exceptionally well with English, maths and science all achieving well above their targets. In particular boys studying sciences achieved 100% Grade 4+ an average score grade of 7 (equivalent to an A). As an average a ‘good’ pass was achieved in sixteen subjects.

We are particularly proud of 22 students that achieved a grade 7 or higher in all subjects (equivalent to an A or higher). I feel a special mention is required for the following students for their exceptional performance across all of their subjects: Ali Akhbari, Richard Addae, Daniel Chapman, George Young and Milo Coombs. 

When we compare our results to mixed schools across the country the boys are out performing similar schools and many mixed schools which shows a continued rapid increase in student outcomes achieved through our ASPIRE ethos.  


  • 77% Grade 9-4 (A*-C) 5 GCSEs including English and maths.

  • 89% Grade 4+ English

  • 84% Grade 4+ Maths

  • 32 % of students gained a 7+ in English

  • 22 % of students gained a 7+ in Maths

  • 22% of our total grades are grade 7 and above


  • 100% Grade 4+ in Biology, Chemistry, Physics

  • 20% achieved Grade 9 in Biology (this is above A*), 16% Grade 9 in Chemistry and 22% in Physics 

Forest Sixth Form Results 2019

Congratulations to all our sixth form students who received their exam results today. We are delighted with another great set of A level results. Our results have remained good, providing all students with positive outcomes, with unrestricted choices for their future. 

Results this year show over 65% achieved grade A*-C, with Sciences, Geography and English performing exceptionally well.

Shirley Austin, Headteacher, said, "Congratulations to all students and staff on their preparation and performance, once again we are delighted to celebrate their hard work, determination and their success, and wish them all the best for the future, whatever they choose to do. The following students require a special mention."

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Sam Jordan - A* A* A* A in FM - offered a place to read Engineering at Cambridge

Ellis Morgan - A*AA

Tom Davis -  ABB

Toby Nave - A* AA

Alex Phillips - A* AAA

Joel Hemming  - AAA 

Hannah Jones - AAB

Hannah Carolan - A*BB


Ofsted recognised the sixth form provision at The Forest School as 'Good'. 

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Key Stage 4 Progress 8 and Attainment 8 Scores

To view full details of the latest Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores please click the link below.

Key Stage 4 https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/139853

The Forest School GCSE Department for Education Attainment and Progress information  

Progress 8 score


Attainment 8 score


% of pupils standard pass in English & Maths


% of pupils strong pass in English & Maths


% of pupils entering the EBacc 28%

% of pupils achieving EBacc pass


% of pupils in Education or employment


Key Stage 5 Progress and Attainment Scores

To view full details of the latest Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores please click the link below.

Key Stage 5 (16 to 18)  https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/139853?tab=ks5-16-to-18

A level Average Grade


Academic Average Grade


Applied General Average Grade


English Average Progress


Maths Average Progress


Student retention A level


Student retention Technical 


Student destinations



Note: Vocational subjects are marked using the following - D* Distinction*, D Distinction, M Merit, P Pass.

GCSE Results Overview Graphic

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