Forest Hill Students Excel Again as SFH6 Records its Best Ever A Level Results

Students reap the rewards of their hard work with places at the top universities

Forest Hill students once again did themselves and the school proud with an excellent set of results at A level and the vocational equivalent courses. Many of them arrived at school to collect their results already knowing that they had been successful in gaining a place at their chosen University.

Our students saw improvements in both of the key benchmark measures of % A*-A grades and % A*-B grades. The success at Forest Hill reflected the overall results for SFH6, our joint sixth form provision with Sydenham School. SFH6 gained its best ever A level results. We believe that this reinforces our view that SFH6 provision is now established as the most consistent and best post -16 provision in Lewisham.

Thursday 16 August was a day of celebration. It was fantastic to see the joy as students opened their legendary (and infamous!) white A4 envelope to reveal the fruits of their incredibly hard work and dedication. As you will see later in this piece, there were some exceptional individual performances both at A level and BTEC vocational qualifications.

We have one student progressing to the University of Cambridge. Many others are off to the elite Russell group universities to embark on prestigious academic courses.

An underpinning principle of Forest HillSchool’s comprehensive ethos is the breadth of our curriculum. We have fought very hard to maintain this and it is particularly gratifying to see students progressing to the next phase of their lives to study vocational degrees, the arts and to begin apprenticeships.

Our best wishes go to one and all. We feel confident that our young people leave Forest Hill well prepared for the rigours ahead, and that they will move on to greater success as engaged citizens and leaders of the future.

Harry Welch (A A B) travels to the University of Nottingham to study History and Politics

Success Stories

Louis Vuillermoz

Biology A*, Mathematics A*, Chemistry A*, Physics A*. Reading Medicine at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge.

Feranmi Oshifolu

Further Mathematics A, Mathematics A*, Physics A, Extended Project A. Reading General Engineering at Durham University

Joseph Sterba-Podro

Mathematics A*, Physics A, Further Mathematics B, Extended Project A. Reading Mathematical Physics at Nottingham University.

Dominic Brown

Mathematics A*, Further Mathematics A, Physics A. Reading Natural Sciences at Durham University.

Howard Dickson

Mathematics A*, Physics A, Further Mathematics A. Reading Mathematics at Manchester University

Benjamin Lekaj

Mathematics A*, Further Mathematics A, German A*. Reading Mathematics and Economics at the London School of Economics. Ben has won a prestigious scholarship with the investment bank Credit Suisse. They will sponsor him through university and give him vacation work placements.

Joseph Binns

Mathematics A, Further Mathematics A, Computer Science B, Physics A. Reading Physics with Theoretical Physics at Nottingham University


Joshua Ukairo-Stevens

Mathematics A*, Further Mathematics A, German A. Reading Mathematics at the University of Bristol.

Ersan Mustafa

Double Distinction with Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma Health and Social Care. Reading Criminology at De Montford University .

Ibrahim Pala

Double Distinction in BTEC Diploma, Science. Reading Biomedical Science at Middlesex University.

Jett Clarke

Mathematics A, Further Mathematics B, Physics B. Reading Mathematics and Statistics at Essex University.

Harry Welch

Mathematics A, History A, Physics B. Reading History and Politics at Nottingham University.

Chester Omotosho-Gayword

Biology A, Mathematics A, Physics B. Reading Physics at Edinburgh University.

Ersan Mustafa (Double Distinction and Merit BTEC) starts a Criminology degree at De Montfort University


  • Percentage of A levels at grades A* – B 51% 51%
  • Percentage of A levels at grades A*/A 24% 24%

Joshua Ukairo-Stevens (A* A A) will study Mathematics at the University of Bristol

Jett Clarke (A B B) will be studying Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Essex

Feranmi Oshifolu (A*A A A) is embarking on an Engineering degree at the University of Durham

Louis Vuillermoz (A*A*A*A*) begins a Medicine degree at the University of Cambridge in the Autumn

Kyle Creaton will study Dance at the London School of Contemporary Dance

Joseph Sterba-Podroe (A* A A B) is off to the University of Nottingham to study Mathematical Physics

Chester Omotosho-Gayword (A A B) with Mr Maton. Chester goes to the University of Edinburgh to study Physics

Benjamin Lekaj (A*A* A) will be sponsored by Credit Suisse to complete a Mathematics and Economics degree at the London School of Economics