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A Level Results Day 2017: Outgoing Fortismere School headteacher proud of ‘outstanding’ performance

PUBLISHED: 16:14 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:15 17 August 2017

Fortismere School headteacher Helen Glass has described this year's A-Level results as

Fortismere School headteacher Helen Glass has described this year's A-Level results as "outstanding" after 71 per cent of grades were A*-B. Picture: Archant

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Fortismere School’s outgoing headteacher has hailed “another record breaking” year of A-Level results.

Speaking after the Muswell Hill school announced it had scooped 71 per cent of grades A* to B with 90pc C or higher, Helen Glass said: “This is another outstanding set of results and I am delighted.

“Outcomes like this are not achieved without the hard work of students and staff and we extend our thanks and congratulations to them all,” she added.

Many of the students receiving their results today began the school at the same time as Mrs Glass, who announced she was stepping down from running the comprehensive in May.

During her tenure Fortismere – which has specialist status in languages, music, maths and computing – received its first “outstanding” Ofsted rating with 45pc of students achieving A* to A grade in their GCSE results last year.

Mrs Glass said: “This cohort includes many I met inn Year 7 when I joined Fortismere. I am especially proud of them and, as I depart for pastures new too, wish them all the very best for the future.

“I am sure Fortismere’s sixth form will continue to go from strength to strength and I look forward to seeing how it develops,” she added.

According to the school, many of its students are going on to study at the country’s most prestigious institutions including Oxford, Cambridge and many in the Russell Group, a band of 24 “research intensive” universities.

Besides traditional courses ranging from medicine to history, year 13 pupils are now going on to study courses in, among others, aerospace engineering, social work and midwifery.

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