Fairfield High School Students Ace Tougher GCSEs

Fairfield High School (FHS) is celebrating a strong set of results in the first new, tougher GCSE exams.

The proportion of students gaining grade 4 or above (the equivalent of a C) in English and in maths has gone up, while many students have been awarded the top grade 9, which is reached by only two or three in every hundred candidates across the country.

Executive Principal Catriona Mangham explains:

“I am delighted that the hard work of our students and staff has been rewarded, particularly in our outstanding results in English and Maths. In a difficult year, they have come up trumps and our young people will be well placed to take their next steps in education or training.

“As a diverse and truly comprehensive school, it is pleasing to note the excellent progress made by disadvantaged students, those with English as an additional language and those in care.”

Headline figures include:

  • % achieving 4+ in English and maths – 64
  • % achieving 4+ in English – 74.6
  • % achieving 4+ in Maths – 70.8
  • Average Attainment 8 score:  50 points
  • 5 A*-C inc English and Maths 63%
  • A-C in two sciences 98.57%

Some of the school’s top performers were Vincent Otterbeck with a 9 for English Literature, 8 for English Language and seven other A*s; Alice Etheridge, 9 for English Language, 8 for maths and seven other A*s and Elizabeth Rush, 9 for maths, 8s for English Language and Lit and eight other A*s.

Others who achieved 9s were Benjamin Youngman-Lacey in English Literature, Nia Samuels in English Language and English Literature, Lauren Degg in English Literature, Finlay Suttie in English Language and maths and Christopher Jenkins in English Literature.

FHS is holding some upcoming Autumn open events – for dates and details please see the Bishopston Mum What’s On Page.

To find out more about Fairfield High School please visit http://www.fairfield.bristol.sch.uk/