GCSE results: Forest SchoolBy Laura Herbert
September 04, 2012
Results for boys achieving higher GCSE passes, including English and maths, at The Forest School rose by seven per cent this year.
The Winnersh secondary school has also received its highest yet number of students signing up to the sixth form, with 140 pupils registered for September.
Among the high achievers was Chenxin Liu who arrived in England three years ago not knowing a word of English and last week achieved five A*s and an A grade.
Akshay Nugent achieved eight A*s and two As, Alex Briddon opened his envelope to find he achieved six A*s and four A grades, while Jonathan Field received five A*s and six As.
Zak Maguire, from Lower Earley, achieved As and Bs.
He said: “I was quite nervous but I’m happy. I did better than expected.”
Of the boys who attend the school in Robin Hood Lane, 79.2 per cent picked up five or more A* to C grades in the subjects they studied, with 68.5 per cent collecting five or more top three grades in subjects including mathematics and English – seven per cent up on last year.
Mary Sandall, deputy headteacher, said: “It has been really positive. There are no major disappointments and some real highs.
“To go up seven per cent in one year is quite amazing – the departments have worked incredibly hard.”