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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 Headteacher
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:
Welcome back. Years 7 to 13 should arrive in school by 9am on Tuesday 8th September.
AS/A2 results: Thursday 13th August. GCSE results: Thursday 20th August.
In hot weather, school blazers are optional. Please tuck shirts in and roll sleeves down.
12 students, one sixth former, three staff members, and one mini bus, set off at 5:30am on Wednesday 17th June, 2015, on an exciting journey to Belfast, Northern Ireland. keep reading to find out what we did during our visit...
On Thursday the 9th of July, 2015, the annual North East Derbyshire Athletics Competition was held at Tupton Hall School, where we competed against Tupton, Eckington School and Chapel-En-Le-Frith High School...
On Wednesday 8th of July, 2015, staff, students, friends and family, celebrated the exceptional achievements of many young artists and photographers from Year 7 to 13. See the gallery and read the full story...
On Tuesday 7th July, 2015, the Year 9 Rounders team went to compete at the Derbyshire School Games festival, representing North East Derbyshire after beating both Tupton Hall School and Eckington School previously...
On Wednesday 1st of July, 2015, DHFS held their annual STEM evening for Year 5 students and their parents, from local primary schools. Read the full story to learn about the activities enjoyed by all attendees...
Unbeknown to DHFS science teacher, Mrs Hollings, Amy Bingham in Year 11 nominated her for the dedicated support she had shown Amy throughout the year. Mrs Hollings was later crowned PEAK FM Teacher of The Year 2015...
On Monday 6th July, 2015, 30 PE students visited Loughborough University. The trip aimed to inspire the youngsters and provide them with information about the courses available and of what to expect from university life...
Year 12 biologists visited Runswick Bay on Thursday 2nd July, 2015, to study marine ecosystems. They carried out interrupted belt transects, studied dog whelk distribution, observed species diversity, and found a lobster!...
DHFS Sports Day was held at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) on Friday 3rd of July, 2015. The interhouse event was amazing. 20 coaches delivered 900 students for the mammoth event. See the gallery and read the full story...
During early July, 2015 - and the hottest week of the year so far - the DHFS PE department took Year 8 students to Rother Valley, over the course of four days, to take part in outdoor and adventure activities...
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