Friesland School is today celebrating excellent GCSE results for this year. 74 % of students achieved a higher grade (C or above) in mathematics and 73% in English. Progress measures in both subjects were the best ever, with 30% and 29% of students respectively making better than expected progress. There was also a big increase this year in the proportion of students achieving A* and A grades across the school, beating the national figures in the Humanities, Sciences, Languages and Maths. 61% of students achieved 5 higher grades including English and mathematics, this highlights Friesland’s commitment to traditional values and qualifications during a turbulent time in 11 to 16 education.
Headteacher Peter Monk commented: ‘We are all absolutely delighted with these results at Friesland. They are the culmination of some incredibly hard work from both Year 11 students and teaching staff. It has been a challenging year for all schools with so many changes from Government that have affected this particular year group whilst students were in the process of studying their actual courses. The significant increase in the proportion of *As and As achieved across a range of subjects is especially pleasing as we have really targeted this area. We are also delighted with the progress outcomes achieved by students especially in English and mathematics. There is much to celebrate and I would like to take this opportunity to say well done to all of our students’.
As always there were some outstanding individual performances. Particular mention should go to Kim Barker who achieved 12 x A*, which is a magnificent achievement. The following students all did exceptionally well: Liana Turner: 8 x A* and 3 x A; Ella Colton: 8 x A* and 2 x A; Eve Dawkins: 7 x A* and 3 x A; Hannah Pearson: 6 x A* and 5 x A; Rebecca Lakhani: 3 x A* and 8 x A; Blake Smith-Tyler: 3 x A* and 8 x A;