Despite significant changes to the way school performance is now measured and graded, students and staff at Featherstone High School are all delighted with the outstanding GCSE results. Featherstone High School saw the new English pass rates increase by a massive 17% and Maths by 8%.
Featherstone saw a 10% increase in A* and A grades which was against the declining national trend. Two students at Featherstone achieved the maximum possible grades of 9,9,9 for the new Maths and English grading system – there were only 2000 students across the country who achieved this.
Headteacher, Gerry Wadwa commented that: “this was an exceptionally hard working year group and these results reflect just how hard students and staff have worked throughout the year to prepare for what is undoubtedly a more challenging national examination system.” He went on to say “we were particularly pleased that those getting passes at the new gold standard Grade 9. These grades are very difficult to achieve and we had 17 Grade 9s in English and 11 in Maths.”
Top achiever, Gurraj Mahal (3x9s, 5A*) said “my grades are down to my teachers and my hard work. I think the Maths and Science departments here are excellent”.
Sadaf Rahman (2x9s, 4A*, 1A) said “I think my results show my hard work, love for my subjects and love for the school”.
Anmol Mhay (2x9s, 1×8, 5A*) echoed Sadaf, saying “my hard work really paid off, I’m so pleased”.
Hitesh Kothari (2×8, 5A*) “I’d really like to thank my teachers and also my mentor who really helped me achieve my results”.
Gurraj Mahal: 3x9s, 5A*
Zamzam Mohamed: 3x9s, 5A*
Anmol Mhay: 2x9s, 1×8, 5A*
Sadaf Rahman: 2x9s, 4A*, 1A
Hitesh Kothari: 2×8, 5A*
Photo of some of our top achievers L-R: Anmol Mhay, Hana Kariye, Sadaf Rahman, Gurraj Mahal, Hanad Ali, Najat Yusef