GCSE ResultsPosted: 12th August 2021
Headteacher Matt Carter has urged teenagers to “continue to believe in yourselves” as Year 11 students received their long-awaited GCSE results.
For the second year running, the traditional external exams were cancelled and students instead graded on a combination of in-school assessments, work already completed and coursework.
Despite the challenges of lockdown and remote learning, 100 per cent of students who took food, engineering, art or photography achieved a grade 4 or higher, while more students than before achieved GCSEs in maths, English and separate science.
FHS also enabled students to achieve qualifications in their home languages, including Arabic and Polish.
Headteacher Matt Carter said: “This year has been another challenging year for students, with all of the unknowns and disruption with partial closures. Despite this, Year 11 students have really proved themselves to be resilient learners, striving to reach the exceptional.
“I’d like to wish all students the best of luck in the next stage of their journey and hope they continue to believe in themselves.
“I’d also like to congratulate those students in Year 10 who achieved exceptional results in modern foreign languages, geography and history. Another group of students who didn’t let a global pandemic stand in their way of achieving their potential.”