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GCSE Results 2023 – Press Release

Ferndown Upper School students today received their long-awaited exam results. They have been superb throughout their year eleven, rising to every challenge and they have deservedly performed extremely well in their GCSEs.

Despite national results dropping, Ferndown’s students bucked this trend and equalled the school’s best ever GCSE results, equalling 2019 and 2022, when Ferndown Upper’s results were the best in Dorset.

The Ferndown Family would like to congratulate all of our students with special mention going to the following:

Highest Attainment

Reece Hulme: 9 grade 9s and a grade 8.

Joseph Child: 8 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s.

Rosie Matthews: 6 grade 9s, a Distinction* and 3 grade 8s.

Max Paulwell: 5 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and a grade 7.

Thomas Amey: 4 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and a grade 7.

Joe O’Connor: 5 grade 9s, a Distinction, a grade 8 and 3 grade 7s.

Daniel Beaman: 4 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 3 grade 7s.

Archie Weaver: 3 grade 9s, 6 grade 8s and a 6.

Hayden Tait: 3 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s, a 6 and a 4.

Highest Progress

Gaining over two grades better in every subject (than their government set targets) were Kaleb Costello, Gizem Myumyun, Isobel Hutchinson, Henry Evans, Yve Short, Josh Thompson and Sahid Miah.

Joseph Child, Hayden Tait, Thomas Amey and Rosie Matthews appear in both the attainment and progress lists and this really does demonstrate their superb achievement.

Headteacher, Philip Jones commented, “I am very proud of the achievements of our students, they have worked really hard and they deserve these results. May I take this opportunity to wish them all the very best for their future, they have been a pleasure to teach”.

Photo credit: Lewis Brown Photography