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GCSE celebrations with further outstanding results

Posted: August 24, 2017

Despite the tough new changes to GCSEs this year, students at Freman College are celebrating another outstanding set of results.

83% of students achieved a grade 4 or higher in Maths and 85% achieved a grade 4 or higher in both English and English Language.  80% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths and 60% achieved a grade 5 or above.

Twelve students achieved 10 or more GCSEs at grades 7 – 9, A*/A with twenty-nine students achieving 8 or more GCSEs at this level.


And it’s is not just Year 11 students who are celebrating GCSE success.  A significant number of Year 9 students who have just finished their first year at the school have been awarded the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ Level 2 qualification in Finance, which is equivalent to a GCSE.   

In addition, five Year 10 Freman students gained outstanding grades in a variety of language GCSEs this summer.  Callum Ovenstone gained an A* in Dutch and Wiktoria Soborak was awarded A* in Polish.  Amy Gilbride got an A* in German and Thomas Forster gained an A* in Chinese while Georgie Englishby is celebrating an A in Japanese.

Headteacher Helen Loughran said, ‘With the new English and Maths grades, it’s not possible to compare this year’s results exactly with previous years.  However, everything is indicating to us that this year’s results are looking very comparable to those achieved by our students last year, which placed us in the top 5% of schools in the country for progress at GCSE.  The students and their teachers have done a fantastic job, achieving great results across all subjects.  Their hard work has really paid off.’


Some of our GCSE high flyers include:

12 A / A* and 7-9 grades and an A in Additional Maths FSMQ:

Edward Jackson

11 A / A* and 7-9 grades:  


Parth Nakum


Holly Risley (above with Emilia Conquest)

Zyra Brassington


Matthew Appleby


Molly Anderson

Oli Gull


Tansy Shorey

10 A / A* and 7-9 grades:

Alex Turlais

Emilia Conquest

Claire Hall

Kira Baughn

James Craven 


9 A / A* and 7-9 grades:    

Fran Neagus

James Savage

Florence Sale

James Cotton

Miles Blackwell

8 A / A* and 7-9 grades:

Morgan Coates

Alex Appleby


Harrison Knowles

Robert Smith

William Playle


Amy Lewis

Evie Harrington

Joe Flack

Olivia Clark

Max Brown


Andrew Prior who achieved a pass grade in GCSE PE