GCSE Results 2020

The Fulham Boys School – GCSE Results Day 2020

The Fulham Boys School is proud to report a solid record of achievement and progress in the results awarded to its second cohort of GCSE students.

Headline results include:

  • ·70% of students achieving at least five grade 5s
  • ·Three students obtaining a clean sweep of the top level 9 grades
  • ·77% of students passing both English and Maths
  • ·33 boys achieving at least one grade 9 (30% of the cohort)

Overall, 37% of GCSEs gained by FBS pupils were graded 7 or above, with 10% at grade 9. The individual success stories include one pupil who joined FBS with no spoken English, who secured good passes in all subjects, and a student given a second chance by FBS following permanent exclusion from another secondary, who gained level 9s and 8s across the board.

On a GCSE results day like no other, after an academic year like none before, FBS Executive head Alun Ebenezer, said: “Cancelling this year’s GCSE exams meant there was never going to be a perfect way of awarding grades, but we were determined that the results we signed-off should be a robust reflection of the performance we’d have expected had our students sat the exams they had been working so hard towards. Boys and staff should be proud of these results, which reflect their achievement over the last five years and provide a solid platform for their future success”.

David Smith, Head of School, commented: “Amid all the noise and confusion surrounding this year’s results, it’s important that our students know they’ve received just reward for their efforts. We went through a rigorous process to ensure that their results would be a valid proxy for exam performance and we’re confident this will be born out when it comes to their A levels in two years.  I congratulate all our Year 11 students on their success and thank all staff for the hard work put in over the past five years, and the past five months in particular.”

The Fulham Boys School submitted over 1200 grades. Only 7% were changed in the moderation process, with the algorithm upgrading in all cases.  The centre assessed grades provided by FBS were based on individual performance in mock examinations, class assessments, homework record and attitude to learning, as well as the professional judgement of the teachers who taught them.

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