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Thursday 20th August 2015

Exceptional results at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe!

Delighted staff and students are celebrating outstanding GCSE results this morning. Students have performed extremely well across the board and there are many exceptional individual performances with students attaining 10 or more top grades at A*/A and many with full marks including one student who gained 400/400 for physics!

The overall headline figure for 5 GCSE passes is 84% and 5 or more A*-C including English and maths is up 4% on last year at over 78%. In terms of progress 84% of students made expected progress in both English and maths and a massive 46% made more than expected progress in both subjects.

Headteacher, Teresa Roche, said "I am absolutely delighted for our students and staff. They have worked so hard to achieve these superb results and I am proud of every single one of them.  Our Exams Team have been brilliant throughout the whole exam period. We are one of the largest schools in the country and so they have a huge logistical exercise to schedule and invigilate exam sessions for over 900 students. These results reflect the skill and commitment of our staff in the ever changing educational landscape and I would like to thank them on behalf of students and parents. Students and parents can enjoy a wonderful day secure in the knowledge of how well students have performed.  Well done everybody!"

T B Roche

Best ever A Level Results for DHFS!

Sixth Form students, staff and parents are celebrating the school's best ever results! A Celebration Breakfast is underway at DHFS as students start to prepare for the next stage of their careers. Results have continued the improvements of previous years with 99+% of entries gaining pass grades, 56% at the top grades A*/B and 83% at Grade C and above. 

Headteacher Teresa Roche said "We are delighted for our students and their families. These are excellent results which are testament to the skill, commitment and hard work of staff and students. The value-added they represent to our students is outstanding and means that the vast majority of students are celebrating acceptance at places on top flight courses at competitive universities and apprenticeship providers. Huge thanks to our Exams Team who have been in school from 0600 this morning getting everything ready for our Celebration Breakfast and to all those staff, students and parents who made it a record turnout this year. Well done everyone!"  

These results are amongst the highest we have seen so far today across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire and represent the excellence we see day in day out at DHFS Sixth Form. Check our twitter for info and photos:



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