GCSE and equivalent BTEC results - GCSE Success for disadvantaged pupils

Pupils at the specialist More House School in Frensham are celebrating GCSE triumph, having overcome the barriers posed by the specific learning and language difficulties.

For many, when they first joined More House academic success seemed an impossibility.  However 90% of the GCSE and equivalent BTEC certificates awarded to More House pupils in this summer’s results were passes, with 69% of grades at C or above47% of grades were awarded at grade B or higher, and 24% were awarded the highest A* and A grades.

More than half of the school’s Year Eleven students secured five or more GCSE or equivalent passes at grade C and above, including English and Mathematics; an extraordinary statistic for a school where 53% of its GCSE candidates hold a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care plan.

More House School’s Headmaster, Jonathan Hetherington, congratulated his pupils and remarked on the “extraordinary effort and determination shown by the students and by the expert teaching and therapy staff that has realised such fantastic results”.

More House School is recognised as a national centre for excellence, providing independent day and boarding education for 470 boys aged 8-18 with specific learning or language-based difficulties, including Dyslexia.  More House School was graded ‘Outstanding’, the highest possible rating, across the board in its Ofsted inspection this year.

A-Level Results, triumph over adversity for Frensham students

Sixth Form students at More House School, Frensham, are again celebrating extraordinary results this year in their A Level and BTEC Level 3 courses.

With a 100% pass rate in BTEC courses and a 97% pass rate at A Level, More House pupils, all of whom have overcome specific learning and language-based difficulties, have again succeeded in achieving what many thought impossible before they joined the school.

Headmaster, Jonathan Hetherington, congratulated the school’s Upper Sixth leavers on chalking up a 71% A*-C or BTEC equivalent grade in their certificates.  “We are again incredibly proud of the determination and tenacity of our students, and wish them well for their future destinations which, for many, means university degrees”.  96.3% of the school’s students achieved 100% passes in each of their courses, and many have been accepted onto university degree courses to read subjects such as History, Music, Computer Science and Mathematics.

Mr Hetherington also paid tribute to the commitment and expertise of the More House teaching and specialist therapy staff.  21% of the certificates awarded to More House students were at the highest A* to A, or BTEC equivalent of Distinction* and Distinction, grading.

More House School is recognised as a national centre for excellence, providing independent day and boarding education for 470 boys aged 8-18 with specific learning or language-based difficulties, including Dyslexia.  This summer’s Sixth Form results are especially impressive given that 52% of the Upper Sixth boys have a Statement of Special Educational Needs.  More House School was graded ‘Outstanding’, the highest possible rating, across the board in its Ofsted inspection this year.

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Founded in 1939, More House School is an independent day and boarding school with more than 460 boys on roll, making it the largest specialist school of its type in the country.  Many boys travel long distances to attend the school, which is currently used for placements by 30 local authorities. 

For further information please contact: Sarah Secker-Barker, PA to the Headmaster at: ssecker-barker@morehouseschool.co.uk

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