Results

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Please note that, as exams and assessment results for 2019/20 and 2020/21 were not published as performance measures, these cannot be made available.

GCSE Results 2023

Students, families and staff at Fairfield High School are celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results. The grades reflect the hard work, determination, and resilience of the students and the relentless efforts of staff.

There were plenty of smiles from students and their parents as envelopes were opened. Zayan was one example. He said: “I was so shocked with my results and never believed I could have done so well. My biggest achievement was an 8 in science, which is down to all my amazing teachers.”

Interim Principal Amanda Bridgewater expressed immense pride in the students’ accomplishments, stating: “I am absolutely delighted with this year’s exam results. Our students have shown exceptional commitment to their studies, and their hard work has truly paid off. These results are a testament to their determination and the unwavering support they have received from our staff and their families.”

One parent said: “Fairfield has been absolutely amazing for my two daughters. They came to the school not knowing many people, but the Summer School and staff’s integration really helped them to settle in. During lockdown the school was fantastic, with excellent communication and regular check ins. During the past year, the school has provided superb support and many additional lessons which have been a huge help. I am so proud of my daughter; during the past year the hours and hours and hours of revision has really paid off.”

Beyond academic outcomes, Fairfield High School places a strong emphasis on holistic education, and the school is also celebrating students’ success outside of the exam hall. A substantial number of students took part in extracurricular activities that led to local and national awards, including equalities, performing arts and sports, while still maintaining their focus on studies.

As the school celebrates this year’s accomplishments, it also looks forward to the continued growth and success of its students.

In a message to the graduating class, Ms Bridgewater said: “These results are a stepping stone to your future endeavours. Your hard work and determination have brought you this far, and I have no doubt that you will continue to achieve greatness in all that you pursue. Remember, your time at Fairfield has prepared you not only for academic challenges but also for the challenges of life. Congratulations to each and every one of you.  Do keep in touch and let us know what happens in your next chapter.”

GCSE Results 2022

Fairfield High School students are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results, demonstrating their commitment to their studies despite the challenges that this year’s cohort have faced over the last two years.

Over 35.4% of grades achieved in FHS this year were a grade 7 or above.  Students demonstrated excellence across a range of subjects reflecting the hard work of students, staff and families. One student’s results were notably exceptional with 10 grade 9s.

Many students reached standards well above those that might have been expected when they started at FHS. FHS prides itself on recognising the success of all students, regardless of starting point.  Staff at FHS will spend the coming days and weeks ensuring that all students are able to progress to their next stage of education.

Principal Nick Lewis said: “We are extremely proud of our Year 11s.  They have achieved great results.  These achievements are even greater when we consider their impact on the school and wider community.  They leave not just with wonderful results but an education that prepares them for life.  The support of parents/guardians and staff has been instrumental in students gaining good grades and I would like to thank them for all they have done, they have gone above and beyond.  As our students start their next chapter in life, I want to wish them all the best for the future.”

GCSE Results 2021

Fairfield High School students are celebrating a strong set of GCSE results, demonstrating considerable resilience and flexibility, as their course changed multiple times across the year.

Many students were awarded high grades based on their hard work and achievement over five years in the school, the last two of which have proved highly challenging due to lockdown and periods of isolation.

Others reached standards well above those that might have been expected when they started at FHS. Fairfield has recently been rated Bristol’s top nonselective school in The Guardian’s Good School’s Guide shining in particular in the following areas representation, disadvantaged pupils and progress. It prides itself on recognising the success of all students, including those with English as an additional language and young people in care.

Students across England were again unable to sit exams in the summer, with grades being awarded after a rigorous assessment process based on teacher assessment grades. However, as always, FHS is committed to ensuring that the students who are leaving are able to follow suitable courses from September. The school will be keeping in close contact with these students throughout and will be working with them over the coming days to help them confirm their next steps. Some will go on to V6, the joint sixth form provision for Fairfield and Colston’s Girls’ School, while others will take up places at other colleges and sixth forms in the city.

Principal Nick Lewis said: “We are extremely proud of our Year 11s, whose time at Fairfield has been a rollercoaster during the past two years. The resilience they have shown due to the ever changing picture of exams is commendable. As with the cohort who left us last year, we are determined that their future plans will not be derailed by the coronavirus crisis. Our staff have really gone the extra mile to support them.

“Well done to all the students who have achieved the grades they were hoping for. Perhaps more importantly, I want to congratulate all our young people who have shown ongoing maturity and resilience. I wish them all the best for the future.”

Former Head Student and Bristol Youth Mayor Alice Towle echoed the Principal’s comments. She said: “Last year our teachers were fantastic, checking up on us by phone and email. The post-16 transition co-ordinator knew where everyone was planning to for sixth form in September and provided amazing support throughout the whole process.

“Going to secondary at Fairfield provided me with so many opportunities in and out of the classroom. We always used to joke that I was never at school because there was always something exciting going on, from trips to debate competitions or sports matches. And if ever there was a club that we wanted that didn’t exist we were allowed to find it. From feminist societies to anime clubs… we really had everything. And it’s this attitude of pushing everyone to do their best in and out of the classroom that I really valued at Fairfield.”

GCSE Results 2020

Fairfield High School (FHS) students are celebrating a strong set of GCSE results in the year of the coronavirus lockdown.

Many students were awarded high grades based on their hard work and achievement over five years in the school.

Others reached standards well above those that might have been expected when they started at FHS. The school has an excellent record in boosting pupil progress; in 2019 it was among the best 650 schools in the country.

Fairfield is proud to recognise the success of all students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, those with English as an additional language and young people in care.

Students across England were unable to sit exams in the summer after schools shut to most young people in March. Grades were awarded after a rigorous assessment process by leaders in school to ensure grades were fair.

FHS is committed to ensuring that the students who are leaving this year are able to follow suitable courses from September. The school has kept in close contact with these students throughout and will be working with them over the coming days to help them confirm their next steps. Some will go on to V6, the joint sixth form provision for Fairfield and Colston’s Girls’ School, while others will take up places at other colleges and sixth forms in the city.

Principal Nick Lewis said: “We are extremely proud of our Year 11s, whose time at Fairfield has been cut short by Covid-19. We are determined that their future plans will not be derailed by the coronavirus crisis. Our staff have really gone the extra mile to support them.

“Well done to all the students who have achieved the grades they were hoping for. Perhaps more importantly, I want to congratulate all our young people who have shown such maturity and resilience during this emergency. I wish them all the best for the future.”

Head student Alice Towle echoed the Principal’s comments. She said: “Our teachers have been fantastic, checking up on us by phone and email. The post-16 transition co-ordinator knows where everyone is planning to go for sixth form in September and will be speaking to people again after they have received their results.”

Alice, who is one of Bristol’s youth mayors, said it was a pity that her year group had missed their exams, seen their Prom postponed and been denied the chance to experience results day in school together.

But she said the current generation of 16-year-olds could be proud of the way they had supported one another and coped during the past difficult months.

“We have done really well,” she said. “At Fairfield, we have had a great five years. The school genuinely has a community feel. There is mutual respect between students and staff and the sense of belonging is really special.”

GCSE Results 2019

Please click here for the Government School Performance Tables.

Progress 8 = +0.363

Level Maths English Lit English Lang English + Maths – The Basics
9-4 70% 66.4% 67.8% 67.1%
9-5 47.3% 26% 43% 37%

GCSE Results 2018

Provisional Progress = +0.111

Level Maths English Lit English Lang English + Maths – The Basics
9-4 66.9% 62% 63.6% 43.8%
9-5 49.2% 48.8% 43.8% 58.7%

English and Maths strong passes are above those achieved nationally last year.

Subject Successes

We are particularly proud of our top achieving subjects which include Biology, Chemistry, Polish, Urdu all with 100% standard passes. Closely followed by Physics with 92.6%.

Subjects that have made phenomenal progress such as Sports Science who have doubled their pass rate to 86.7% .

Please click here for the Government School Performance Tables.

GCSE Results 2017

Progress 8 = +0.1

Attainment 8 = 48.15

Percentage of pupils achieving a standard pass in English and mathematics (grades 9-4) 63.8%

Percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass in English and mathematics (grades 9-5) 48.5%

Percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass in the English Baccalaureate (grade 5 or above in English and mathematics, and grade C or above in unreformed subjects) = 26.2% (of those entered)

Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate = 40%

GCSE Results 2016

63.5% 5 A*- C

60% 5 A*-C inc English and Maths (this headline figure is up 8 percentage points on 2015 and has risen 13 points in two years)

61.5% attaining a C+ at both English and Maths

Value Added: 1010 (1000 = national average)

Progress 8 : -0.05 (an average of how students did compared to others across the country, with the same KS2 grade. This applies to their best 8 subject grades).

Attainment 8 scores: 48.88

Students who have achieved the English Baccalaureate: 27.9% entered, 21 % achieved

GCSE Results 2015

Students bucked the national trend by improving GCSE results and Value Added from the previous year. Levels of progress for both Maths and English were significantly above national and attainment secure with over 65% of students gaining a C grade or above in these subjects. Science results were amazing with 85% of the cohort gaining A*-C in two sciences.

GCSE Results 2014

Performance was exceptional in Maths, around 70 per cent of students achieved at least five A*-C passes, 99% achieved at least five A*-G passes.