2015 GCSE Highlights



Achieve five A* - C grades


The English Baccalaureate


A*-C in English and maths GCSEs

The English Baccalaureate is achieved by pupils who have obtained GCSEs at grade A* to C in English, maths, two sciences, a language and a humanities subject.

2015 Examination Results


The 2015 GCSE and A level students once again celebrated many exceptional outcomes this summer.
Outstanding individual performances at GCSE were achieved by:

  • Piers Sanders who achieved 11 A*/A grades
  • Anwar EL-Mauly    11 A*/A
  • Jacob Green    11 A*/A
  • Blasej Blaszcyk    10 A*/A
  • Ayo Harty-Clarke    10 A*/A
  • Aiden Hendrickse    10 A*/A
  • Thomas Lupton    10 A*/A
  • Daniel Murray    10 A*/A
  • Jacob Smith    10 A*/A
  • Brandon Alexander   9 A*/A
  • Saajid Islam    9A*/A
  • Christopher Perrin    9A*/A
  • Will Perry   9 A*/A
  • Max Redden   9 A*/A
  • Tom Walker    9 A*/A

In the core subjects 71% of students achieved A* to C grades in Maths and 68% in English, with 61% achieving the important combination of both Maths and English.  Science subjects performed strongly with A* to C grades in Biology at 98%; Chemistry 100%; Physics 100%; Core Science 74% and Additional Science 92%.

Impressive outcomes were also achieved in a range of option subjects where 80% or more of students obtained the higher grades, ie. Art 85%; Computing 88%; Drama 83%; French 84%; German 89% and Spanish 81%.

In total, over 350 grades at A*/A and almost 800 at A*/B were achieved.   59% of students achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths, while 74% of eligible students gained the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects.

A level results are exceptionally pleasing this year with 54% of the grades being awarded at A*-B, an increase of 9% on last year. 79% of grades were at A* to C ensuring that SFH6 students have again exceeded the national pass rate.

Some outstanding individual performances have ensured large numbers of students have achieved entry into the most prestigious Russell Group and Research Intensive universities.

For the sixth consecutive year SFH6 students have won sought-after Oxbridge places.

Just a flavour of the many notable individual successes:

  • Jared Ndisang – Biology A*, Chemistry A*, Physics A, Maths A*, Further Maths A – progressing to Christ’s College, Cambridge
  • Joe Martin – Physics A*, Maths A*, Further Maths A, Spanish B – progressing to Imperial College
  • David Faola – Economics A, Finance A, Geography A – progressing to City University
  • Mohammad Hussain – Economics A, Finance A, Maths B – progressing to London School of Economics
  • Cealladh Sullivan-Drage – Economics A, History A, Geography B – progressing to University of Birmingham
  • Sam Turpin – Chemistry A, Maths A, Further Maths B – taking gap year

Further information on Sixth Form results and destinations is available on the SFH6 website.

% achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) including   English and Maths GCSE
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
57% 66% 67% 58% 59%
% achieving the English Baccalaureate
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
12% 16% 17% 19% 24%
% of pupils making expected progress 2015 % of pupils achieving A*-C grade  2015
English Maths English Maths
69% 64% 68% 71%
Click here to view the Department for Education School Performance Tables
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