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Outstanding GCSE Results Again

Outstanding results again at Ferndown Upper School

After a challenging year, Ferndown Upper School students rose to the occasion and today received their long awaited exam results. They have been superb throughout the pandemic and have deservedly performed extremely well in their GCSEs.

Despite national results dropping Ferndown’s students bucked this trend and achieved their school’s best ever set of GCSE results, even better than the last time there was national exams back in 2019, when Ferndown Upper’s results were the best in Dorset.

Quite rightly, due to the impact that COVID has had upon all students, Dorset Secondary School Headteachers have agreed to focus upon their students and their achievements rather than school headline results and therefore the Ferndown Family would like to congratulate all of our students with special mention to the following:

Hannah Greenwood: all grade 9s.

Tom Mills: 7 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s.

Jacob O’Brien: 7 grade 9s, a Distinction* and 2 grade 7s.

Eloise Cowley: 6 grade 9s, a Distinction*, a grade 8 and 2 grade 7s.

Jacob Wischhusen: 4 grade 9s, a Distinction*, 3 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s.

Sophie Mansfield: 4 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s.

Charlotte Foster: 2 grade 9s, 6 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s.

Rubin Jeyapaul: a grade 9, 8 grade 8s and a grade 7.

Millie Orr: 2 grade 9s, a Distinction*, 4 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s and a grade 6.

Erin Rolfe: 4 grade 9s, a Distinction*, a grade 8, 3 grade 7s and a grade 5.

Lucas Barnaby: 2 grade 9s, a Distinction, 5 grade 8s, a grade 7 and a grade 6.

Emily Harriman, Emelia Butler and Olivia Brown: all achieved over three grades per subject better than their government set target, which really is exceptional progress.

Headteacher, Philip Jones commented, “I am very proud of the achievements of our students; it has been an extremely difficult and challenging year for them and they have risen to this challenge superbly, may I take this opportunity to wish them all the very best for their future, they have been a pleasure to teach”.