Outstanding GCSE Results 2018

Outstanding results again at Ferndown Upper School

Overall 70% of students gained grades 9-4.

Other subject’s highlights are 60% A* or A grades for Philosophy and Ethics GCSE and 50% A* or A grades for Health and Social Care. Triple science grades 9 – 4 were all over 85% and Textiles also gained 85% grades 9-4.

17% of all grades achieved were also A* or A grades (or grades 9-7), and over half of all grades gained by our students were A* to B (or grades 9-5).

Other headlines figures are an Attainment 8 score of 46 points, which means that on average Ferndown students achieved the challenging new grade 5, or its equivalent.

Progress 8, the new key government accountability measure is predicted to be +0.3, an improvement upon last year when Ferndown was placed in the top 20% of schools nationally.

Headteacher, Philip Jones commented, “I am very proud of the achievements of our students; they have performed brilliantly and have now received just reward for all their hard work and dedication. I would also like to thank our teachers for their support and hard work over the past year. It has been wonderful to see so many happy faces this morning. From a whole school point of view, this is now the third year in a row of outstanding results and I am very proud to be the Headteacher of such a highly performing school.”

All of Ferndown’s students performed extremely well but a few of the top performers were:

  • Lorna McLaughlin: Six grade 9s which is the new A** and thirteen A** to A grades in total (9-7 or equivalent).
  • Jazz Binning: Ten A* to A grades (8-7).
  • Corban Ferreira: Nine A* to A grades (8-7).
  • Ross Scott-Sanders: Nine A* to A grades (8-7).
  • Sajdur Rahman: Eight A* to A grades (8-7).
  • Elysia Lanham: Seven A* to A grades (8-7).
  • Max Birch: Two grade 9s and six A** to A grades in total (9-7).

In addition, a special mention goes to the following students who all achieved over two grades per subject better than their government target, which really is exceptional: Kirsty McLaughlin, Jack Lilley, Rebecca Sherred, Emily Bodman, Chloe-Rose Ing and Lorna McLaughlin.