James Maclean picked up his GCSE results this summer from The Forest School and was incredibly proud to see the outcome of his hard work. James is one of only 2,000 pupils in England to get 3 grade 9s in English, English Literature and Mathematics. Grade 9 is the top possible grade in the new GCSE system, and a standard only achieved by the very highest achievers (around 2%) in each subject area. To gain all 3 puts him in a very select group nationally. James gained an amazing total of 15 A*/A/ grades.
The 16-year- old described how he felt after opening his results: “It was a long wait over the summer for my results, but I’m delighted with how I did and still a little bit in shock.”
James reflected on his experience at The Forest School, Horsham: “All credit to Forest; it has been an amazing school and I could not have done what I did without all the great support from my teachers.”
His older brother Charlie, also an ex-Forest pupil, has since gone on to study A Levels at Collyer’s. Charlie achieved his A level results this summer and will now go on to study Computer Science at Kings College, Cambridge. He is one of a group of 6 former Forest pupils moving to study at either Oxford or Cambridge University this year. Congratulations to both brothers for receiving excellent results.