August 20th, 2015
Central Foundation Boys’ School students celebrated an outstanding set of GCSE results. 78% of the pupils achieved at least 5 A* to Cs including English and Maths. This performance, in terms of student added value, placed the school in the top 10% of schools within the country.
The students achieved exceptional outcomes in the core subjects of Maths, English and Science. In English, 86% of the students achieved A* to C. In Maths, 89% of the students achieved A* to C with 27% of the whole cohort achieving an A or A*. In the Sciences, 76% of students achieved A* to C with 26% of the whole cohort achieving an A or A*.
There was also exceptional student performance across the breadth of the curriculum as well as in the core subjects. Our students continue to excel at Business and Computing. In ICT, 96% of students achieved A* – C with nearly half at A or A*. In Business Studies 84% of students achieved A* – C, with 24% at A or A*.
The arts continued their exceptional performance from last year. In Music 100% of students achieved A* – C. In Art 89% achieved A* – C and 44% achieved either an A or A*.
The humanities results were also strong. In History 79% achieved A* – C. In Geography 75% of the students achieved A* to C. In Modern Foreign Languages 73% of students achieved A* – C.
1 in 3 of students achieved at least 3 A/A*s. These students included:-
Andrew Li who achieved 12 A*s and 1 As.
Kibria Karim who achieved 8 A*s and 4 As.
Yousef Nisbet who achieved 8 A*s and 3 As.
Younes Taleb who achieved 7 A*s and 6 As.
Samiul Ahmed who achieved 7 A*s and 5 As.
Berkan Marasli who achieved 6 A*s and 5 As.
Headteacher Jamie Brownhill said, “Central Foundation believes every young person can be successful whatever their starting point or background and our results demonstrate that we have made this belief a reality. In September, many of our students will be joining Central Foundation Sixth Form and we expect to see them knocking on the doors of the country’s top universities and employers in the next few years.”
August 13th, 2015
Central Foundation Boys’ School students are celebrating some outstanding Key Stage 5 results. The pass rate, including both A Levels and BTECs, was 100%, with 89% of those grades at A* – C grade and 65% at A*-B. This set of results places us within the top 15% of KS5 providers in the country.
The students performed particularly strongly in the ‘harder’ subjects favoured by universities especially the Sciences and Maths. In Maths, 94% of grades were A* – C while in Further Maths, 50% of pupils achieved an A or A*. Across all three Sciences, 75% of students earned an A* – C grade; in Physics alone 63% of students gained an A* – B. In Geography, Fine Art and Maths over 60% of grades were at A* – B.
The school is sending a record number of pupils to universities, including those from the top Russell Group of universities. The Russell Group destinations for our pupils include Oxford University, King’s College London, University College London, Queen Mary University London, Manchester University, University of York, University of Glasgow and Warwick University.
Some notable student achievements include:
Otto Sumray achieved 2 A*s and an A. His outstanding results mean he will study Maths at the University of Oxford.
Tsz Hey Lam achieved an A*, 2 As and a B. He will be going on to study Computing Science at University College London.
Humzah Uzzaman achieved an A*, an A and a B. He will go on to study Architecture at Manchester University.
Central Foundation Boys’ School students also achieved great success in the vocational courses they studied. 100% of pupils passed their BTEC courses with nearly 80% of grades being at Distinction, which is equivalent to an A at A Level.
There was particular success in BTEC Business where 15 of the 17 students were awarded Distinctions.
Anthony Bustillos, Benjamin Kusi-Jempeji and Anil Uysal were all awarded a triple Distinction*, equivalent to an A* at A Level, in Business Studies.
Anthony Bustillo and Benjamin Kusi-Jempeji will go on to study Business Management at Loughborough University and York University, respectively. Anil Uysal will study Politics at Queen Mary University, London.
Yvette Cuervo Morales and Abdul Goffur were awarded triple Distinction* in Science.
Yvette Cuervo Morales will use her Science BTEC to go to Portsmouth University and study Radiotherapy. Abdul Goffur will go to Kingston University to study Forensic Science.
BTEC ICT also saw a triple Distinction* from Mohamed Abanour. He will go on to King’s College London to study Computing Science.
The A level students were supported in their university and apprenticeship applications by the Central Futures Team, a dedicated team of professionals who assist students in their paths after school and work with ‘The Key Project’. This project is a partnership between the school, the international law firm Slaughter and May and the charity, Access. The students are provided with one-on-one tutoring for their subjects and are supported in the application process for university throughout the academic year.
Headteacher Jamie Brownhill said, “We are delighted with the results our students have achieved and the large number of high quality university places and work placements that they have secured. The students are to be congratulated on their efforts alongside the dedicated work of their teachers. We see the fruits of the work between the students, the school and our partners in providing high quality teaching, pastoral support and guidance to all of our students to ensure that they fulfil their potential.”