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GCSE Success

This year the BBC reported a fall in the proportion of GCSEs awarded an A*-C grade, for the first time since the exams were introduced 24 years ago. However, at Central Foundation Boys’ School, students were, once again, celebrating a series of high achievements and fantastic results, bucking the national downturn.

This year’s national results show 69.4% of entries earned grades A*-C, compared with 69.8% last year. Whereas at Central Foundation Boys’ School students have achieved another set of outstanding GCSE results. 81% achieved 5 A* – C grades and 66% of students achieved at least 5 A* – C including Maths and English.

“We are delighted for the students, that their hard work and determination has rewarded so many of them with excellent GCSE results.”

Mr Brownhill, Head Teacher of Central Foundation Boys’ School

These results were supported by strong performances in English, Maths and Science. In Maths and English, 85% and 78% of students achieved grades between A* – C respectively. 68% of students achieved 2 GCSEs between A* – C in Science. It is also worth mentioning that within this impressive year group, there were some excellent individual success stories. For example, Mohamed Abdullahi achieved 12 GCSEs; with 3 A*s and 6 As.

Samir Sayah, juggles a busy extra-curricular schedule including, drama club, school productions and debating yet still achieved 11 GCSEs, 8 of which were graded A* or A.

Segun Kogbodoku (below right) is another great success story. Segun represents the school in the orchestra, choir and debating. He achieved 11 GCSEs including; 3 A*s and 8 As. Next year, he looks forward to studying, Economics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, with a view to reading Chemical Engineering at university.

Kevin Wu (above left) achieved 11 GCSEs; with 9 A – A* grades. Next year he will be staying on at CFBS Sixth Form to study Graphics, Economics, Mathematics and Physics with a view to take a degree in Engineering, Architecture or Business.

We look forward to welcoming our GCSE students into Central Foundation Boys’ School Sixth Form. With such promising results we anticipate continued success in their chosen subjects.

In the Press

August 20th, 2012

Central Foundation Boys’ School have been delighted to read all of the positive press about our recent A Level success. Stories can be found in the Islington Gazette as well as the Islington Tribune and focus on Central Foundation Boys’ School’s 100% pass rate, iC6′s 99% pass rate for the third year running and a number of individual success stories.

A Level Success

August 18th, 2012

Central Foundation Boys’ School Celebrate Outstanding Results

“We are delighted with these outstanding results which are a great credit to the students and staff at the school.” Mr. Brownhill – Head Teacher at Central Foundation Boys’ School

After two years of dedication and months of preparation, the results today have shown that hard work really does pay off. Central Foundation Boys’ School are celebrating a 100% pass rate and a value added (ALPS) score which yet again places the school in the top 10% of all post-16 providers nationally.

Our overall results are; 14.1% at A*- A, 32.9% at A*- B, 60.4% at A-C and 100% at A –E.  John O’Shea, Director of iC6 is absolutely delighted with the results: “Following on from last year’s ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating the results vindicate the tremendous support and hard work that the staff have dedicated to the students over the last two years.”

With the introduction of the Key Project, a scheme where students receive one-on-one mentoring from tutors at Slaughter and May in specific subjects and dedicated advice for the students’ Personal Statements, more students than ever before have achieved their first choice university place.

Catherine West, Leader of Islington Council with Shahdyad Khan, Sumit Paul and Bipul Deb.

A number of individual success stories are also worth a mention. Bipul Deb, achieved an A* in Mathematics, an A in Chemistry and a B in Biology. After selecting Biology and Chemistry as his tutored subjects for the Key Project, Bipul is delighted to have secured his place to study Chemical Engineering at his first choice, Loughborough University.

Shahdyad Khan, benefitted from two Key Project tutors in History and Economics and achieved an A* Economics, B in History and an A* in Mathematics, securing his place to study Economics at his first choice university, Bristol.

Sumit Paul also took part in the Key Project to gain extra help with Physics and gave up his own spare time throughout his school career to mentor Year 11s in Art and Mathematics. After achieving an A in mathematics, B in Physics and C in Chemistry he can now look forward to studying Mechanical Engineering at his first choice, Loughborough University.

Rushang Mita who achieved one A*, one A grade and two B’s in Economics, Mathematics, Physics and Further Mathematics is also celebrating fantastic results.

Congratulations to all of our Sixth Form for putting in the hard work necessary to not only achieve but exceed your goals and to all the teachers, tutors and mentors who provided support along the way.