Outstanding Results at GCSE Results Day 2018
Despite significant changes to the way school performance is now measured and the more demanding GCSE qualifications, students and staff at Featherstone High School are all delighted with the outstanding GCSE results. A quarter of all the exam entries were graded the highest scores of 7, 8 and 9. The English and Maths pass rate at 4 – 9 has increased from last year to 77% and is well above the national average.
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 with those getting passes at the new gold standard of Grade 9. These grades show exceptional ability and demonstrate that our students can compete with the best in the country. We are very proud of all of our pupils and wish them the very best as they move onto their chosen courses in our Sixth Form’.
One of our top achievers Manpreet Singh gained an incredible seven grade 9s and two grade 8s and is looking forward to studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry at FHS Sixth Form. Fellow student Manisha Johal was shocked when she opened her results (three 9 grades and six grade 8s) and attributed her results to “revising every day and her fantastic teachers”. Rachel Kumar who also achieved 100% 7 – 9 grades (six at grade 9, two grade 8s and one 7) said she was ‘overwhelmed’ and thrilled that her hard work had paid off. “I have been resilient and tried my best” she added. She is planning to staying on and study Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
Anupreet, who achieved five grade 9s, two grade 8s, a 7 and one A grade said “I feel so good and so happy today! The school has been so supportive and the teachers are always here for me. They have provided so much help and so many resources and I’m looking forward to joining the Sixth Form”. Hiba who also achieved excellent results (three grade 9s, five grade 8s and a 7) was thrilled: “I have no words! I feel very proud of myself today.”
Head of Year, Mr Sangha said “I am so proud of this year group. They have shown great resilience and determination and I am really pleased with their results.”
We congratulate all of our students and staff and thank parents for their continuous support – we continue to live out our school’s motto ‘together we achieve.’
Top achievers photographed: Manpreet, Rachel, Manisha, Anupreet, Ali, Arth, Fatima, Azan, Sheela and Vikram.