Students' joy as Fairfield HS sees yet another rise in GCSE exam pass rate
Published on: 29 Sep 2016
Fairfield High School in Bristol is celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results.
Sixty per cent of students achieved five or more GCSE passes at grade C or above including English and Maths. This headline figure is up eight percentage points on 2015 and has risen 13 points in two years.
Students at the academy in Horfield, Bristol, who come from extremely diverse backgrounds, continue to make better than expected progress on a range of measures, including the old-style value added and the new Progress 8. The latter shows that students on average achieved a grade higher in eight subjects than might have been expected.
FHS students’ levels of progress in both maths and English in 2016 are above the national average. Seventy per cent of students got an A*-C in English and 69 per cent achieved those grades in maths. Science was also highly successful, with 89 per cent of candidates gaining two passes.
Catriona Mangham, Executive Principal, said: “We are so proud of our students. These fantastic results are down to the hard work and dedication of all staff and students and the excellent support we have received from the Excalibur Academies Trust over the past year. We wish all our students well as they move on to the next stage in their lives.”