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Record breaking exam results

Students at Landau Forte College Derby are celebrating another year of great GCSE results.

Landau Forte College celebrates record-breaking GCSE results


Students at Landau Forte College are celebrating another year of great GCSE results, with an overall Progress 8 score of 0.6. 82% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in both Maths and English, well above the national average of 64%.

Students did particularly well across the EBacc subjects, with 100% achieving Grade 4 or above in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and 95% and 90% achieving grade 4 or above in German and Spanish, respectively.

2018 saw the introduction of the new exams in virtually all GCSE subjects. A new grading system is in place, with 9 – 1 replacing the old A* – G. Under the new system a Grade 7 equates to an A and a 4 reads across to a C.

The new grade 9 was designed to reward the very brightest and best students across the country. At Landau Forte College, the following students secured the top grades:

  • Kiran Banwait – 2 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 4 grade 7s
  • Rahik Chowdhury – 9 grade 9s and 1 grade 7
  • James Dark – 7 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s
  • Tabitha Hartshorn – 5 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s and 1 grade 6
  • Grace Hornby – 5 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s
  • Joe McDonald – 6 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 1 grade 6
  • Holly Robinson – 6 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 1 grade 6
  • Maria Varney – 5 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s

Other notable students are Stefan Stascau Gherman, who achieved one grade 8, one grade 7 and five grade 5s, despite only arriving in England from Romania in September 2018, and Isabelle Weall, who is a quadruple amputee after contracting meningitis when she was seven. Isabelle received one grade 8, six grade 7s, one grade 5 and one grade 4.

The great GCSE results follow the school’s strong performance at A Level last week. Students made significantly more progress at Landau Forte College than across the country, with a value added score of 0.25.

Alison Brannick, Headteacher of Landau Forte College said:

“I want to thank our dedicated students and staff as all their hard work and commitment has paid off and delivered exceptional results. Our young people now have the qualifications to go on to open doors for them and go on with the next step in their adult lives.

“We want every young person in our care to feel inspired, engaged and challenged to achieve at the highest possible level, and today’s results show that we have succeeded in this. We are so proud of how well they’ve done.”

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