Celebrations at Forest for GCSE results 2018

23rd August 2018

Congratulations to all The Forest pupils for their outstanding GCSE results this year.

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




  • 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

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