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Best ever results for DHFS!

Update 1230

80% of students gained 5+ A-C grades with 74% achieving 5 or more including English and maths.  Well done everyone!

Delighted students, parents and staff celebrated best ever results for the school as GCSE showed improvements across the board with 5+ A* - C with English and maths up 5%!  Particularly pleasing were the English results which were up by 12% for students making more than expected progress.
Headteacher, Teresa Roche, said "I am delighted for students and staff who have achieved superb results particularly when they have had to deal with so many changes imposed by the Government during the course of their GCSE studies. They responded magnificently and their commitment and dedication has brought about huge success with 20 subjects reaching over 80% A* - C passes and with 13 subjects over 90%. I would also like to thank our parents for their support for our students and our school. Our very best wishes to all as they move on to the next stage of their careers." 

0700. GCSE Results show a school best ever performance across the board. Despite the numerous changes  imposed after students had embarked on their courses,  staff and students stuck to the task, parents gave their full support and we have been rewarded for our commitment and effort with superb results!  I will update with specifics once results have been issued to students and staff.

Parents are very welcome to join in the celebrations as results are issued from 9am this morning. 

Well done and thanks to all!


A Level Update - Over 35% of students will take up places at Russell Group universities. 88% will attend their first choice university, a further 10% their insurance choice and 2% have decided to look at clearing for a number of reasons including better than expected results

Pass rate 99.7%  with A*/B  at 53% and A* - C  85%.  

Thursday 14th August

Students and staff are celebrating record results for the school. A Level results up again to school best ever as majority of entries gain A*/B grades. Students and parents arrived before 0730 and enjoyed breakfast knowing that they had gained places at universities of choice.  Congratulations and well done to all students and staff. 

Pass rate 99.7%  with A*/B  at 53% and A* - C  85%.  

AS results also up on previous years with A*/B grades up by 6%

Many thanks to our superb Examinations Team who have worked incredibly hard to ensure that everything was ready for students this morning. Arrangements worked superbly! Well done and thanks.


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