GCSE RESULTS: Fearnhill School, Letchworth

FEARNHILL school achieved its best ever set of GCSE results, exceeding targets set by Hertfordshire County Council.

The Letchworth GC school, placed in special measures by Ofsted in March, recorded a 54 per cent pass rate for five grades at A*-C including English and maths, nine per cent up on last year.

The pass rate for five A*-C grades in all subjects was 70 per cent.

“The students and staff at Fearnhill have worked exceptionally hard this year and deserve to be hugely proud of their achievements,” said headteacher Jed Whelan.

“We are delighted that these results reflect some outstanding performances by our students.”

The school highlighted outstanding individual performances by Ella Basra (fours A*s and five As), Ellie Henderson (three A*s and eight As), Jennifer Zheng (four A*s and four As), Gagandeep Dhillon (two A*s and eight As) Arjun Aujla (two A*s and six As), Kelley Wray (one A* and seven As), Wioleta Mokrska (one A* and seven As) and Sarah Duncan (eight As).

Mr Whelen added: “We would like to acknowledge the success stories of all the individuals who have worked incredibly hard to achieve what may appear to be relatively modest grades by comparison but which actually represent phenomenal progress.

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“We would also like to praise the work of the primary school teachers who laid the foundations for the achievements of our students.”

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