Outstanding Results at Ferndown Upper

Outstanding Results at Ferndown Upper

Caption: Imogen Watkins will be studying Law at Bristol.

Education, Ferndown | Posted: Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 1:00 pm | return to news

Outstanding Results at Ferndown Upper

After receiving the highest A-levels in Dorset last year (combined A-level and Applied General value added), Ferndown Upper performed even better this year.

Congratulations to the students of Ferndown Upper School for gaining the schools highest ever set of A-level results. 10% of students received the highest of grades, an A* or Distinction* (beating the national average by 2%), 33% received A* or A grades and with 99% passing (also beating the national average by 2%). Students who did particularly well include:

· Charlie Wreglesworth-Rendell: Maths A, Chemistry A, and Physics A, who will be reading Engineering at Exeter.

· Laura Jones: Maths A, Business A, Psychology A, who has decided to further her studies on an accounting apprenticeship with Francis Clark.

· Joshua Miles: Art A*, Geography A, Maths B who is staying at Ferndown next year to complete the Foundation Art course.

· Imogen Watkins: Sociology A*, English Language A and Psychology B, who will be studying Law at Bristol.

· Laura Bedford and Georgia Wadeson: CACHE A, A and A, who are both going to be working in America and Canada respectively.

· Emily Kynoch: Art A*, Photography A and Media Distinction

· Robert Wehrle: German A*, Maths B, Chemistry B and Business B; an overseas cohort who stayed with the school for two years in the end to sit his A Levels in the UK. His achievement is exceptional when you consider that he was sitting his A Levels in his second language.

Outstanding Results at Ferndown Upper

Caption: Imogen Watkins will be studying Law at Bristol.


· George Shaw: Maths A*, Physics B and Further Maths B.

· Lauren Guest: Art A*, Business B, Psychology B and EPQ B who will also be staying at Ferndown to study the Foundation Art course.

· Fiona Reynolds: Psychology A, Biology B and Chemistry B. She will be reading Biology at Southampton.

· Rebekah Tyler: Psychology A, English Language A and English Literature B, who will be studying journalism at Cardiff.

These results mean that Ferndown’s government Value Added score is a superb +0.15, which should again place the school high on the government’s performance tables, when they are released in January.

Headteacher Philip Jones said, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank both the students and their teachers for all of their hard work and dedication. These results demonstrate that Ferndown Upper’s students are definitely leading the way. We were also very pleased with the results for our STEM subjects, and our Creative Arts results were again superb, with the highlight being four A* and 4 A grades from a cohort of 12 students. Other standout subjects were our MFL provision, Sociology (for the second year in a row), Textiles, Business, HSC and Travel, where all of the students excelled. Our vocational subjects also performed very highly (Sport, Media and IT), scoring a Value Added score of +0.80, which means every student performed almost a grade better than predicted by the government. May I take this opportunity to wish all of our students all the very best for the future.”

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