Sixth Form Results Summer 2019
Extraordinary results for disadvantaged boys.
The largest specialist school in the country for intelligent boys with Specific Learning Difficulties, Developmental Language Disorders and associated special educational needs conditions is celebrating the triumphant exam results of its Upper Sixth leavers this summer.
Frensham’s More House School Sixth Formers achieved an inspiring 98% pass rate at A’ Level and in equivalent Level 3 BTEC courses, proving the students’ exceptional determination in the face of adversity.
Despite struggling to overcome the challenges of Dyslexia, speech and language difficulties, and social communication difficulties, More House pupils were awarded 79% of certificates at the top grades of A*-C, or the BTEC equivalent of Distinction*-Merit. 35% of grades were the highest A* and A, or Distinction* and Distinction.
Such impressive outcomes will see more than half of More House candidates progress to university study, on courses as varied as Chemistry, Computer Science, Fashion, History, Mathematics, Music and Photography. Other leavers are set to enter apprenticeships, or continue their further education in a range of disciplines.
More House School was graded Outstanding, the highest possible rating, in every section of its combined boarding and school Ofsted inspections in March of this year, placing it as one of the very few highest performing schools in the country. Sharing his students’ celebration of their exam results, Headmaster Jonathan Hetherington praised the exceptional expertise and dedication of the school’s specialist teaching staff, and recognised “the inspiring teamwork of pupils and their teachers to realise such fantastic outcomes, even though half of the pupils receiving their results have such a high level of need they warrant an Education, Health and Care plan by their local authority”.
More House School has become an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the teaching of intelligent boys aged eight to 18, empowered to transform their futures by overcoming the challenges posed by Specific Learning Difficulties, Developmental Language Disorders and associated conditions.
With now more than 480 pupils on roll, the school provides extensive training to teachers, school leaders and school governors nationwide on behalf of the Independent Schools Association, and free of charge to teachers of local schools. It is a registered charity determined to improve the life chances of neuro-diverse young people so that they positively influence society. More than half of its pupils are each funded by one of over thirty different local authorities across England and Wales.