Pupils are picking up their GCSE results this morning, and schools and pupils alike are celebrating.
Bourne Academy Year 11 students equalled the school’s best ever results, with 68 per cent gaining five C grades or better including English and Mathematics.
Headteacher Laurence Reilly said: “Our pupils had to sit many more final examinations in the Summer compared to previous years, which was physically and mentally demanding for them, so I
am absolutely delighted that our overall result is up 14 per cent from 2014, which was much more than we predicted.’
The school had a record number of A* grades, 37 in total. Outstanding individual results were achieved by many pupils, including Ben Jagger with six A*s and four As, Georgie James with five
A*s and four As, Annabel Snape with four A*s and eight As and Laura Campbell with three A*s and seven As.
Laura Campbell said: “I’m incredibly surprised to have done so well. I did work hard and am so happy with my results. I’ll be returning to Bourne Academy in September to study A Level biology, chemistry and art.”
Rachel Double, Bourne Academy’s Head of Sixth Form said: “The school’s outstanding GCSE and BTEC results means that a record number of Year 11 students have qualified for entry into our sixth form.
Due to the recent completion of our new sixth form study centre, officially opened by Warwick Davis in the summer term, we have the capacity to deal with the increased numbers.”
Bourne Grammar’s 149 Year 11 students have once again achieved some stunning GCSE results, amongst the very best in the school’s history.
Impressively, 60 per cent of all grades were A* or A grades, and 21 per cent were at the highest level, A*. Just under 85 per cent of all grades were grade B or higher and 27 per cent of pupils achieved at least one A* grade amongst their results.
All pupils passed GCSE mathematics and 62 per cent of grades in the subject were A or A* grades. Fantastic results were achieved in the science subjects with 89 per cent of chemistry grades at A* or A. In physics and biology, the A* or A percentages were 85 per cent and 77 per cent. Pupils achieved excellent results in Spanish, the modern language that all pupils now study to GCSE level at Bourne Grammar, with 71 per cent of grades being at the A* or A level. 84 per cent of grades in Spanish were B or better. Results were impressive in English and in English Literature in particular, where 60 per cent of all grades were A* or A grades.
Bourne Grammar’s proud headteacher Jonathan Maddox said: “Once again our students have shone in their GCSE results, achieving grades which place them amongst the highest-performing students anywhere. They are in a very strong position as they move into our Sixth Form and on to academic Advanced Level study. A great deal of hard work is behind these results, on the part of both the students and the teaching and pastoral staff who support the students so outstandingly well throughout their studies. It is once again a great pleasure to celebrate outstanding results, amongst our best ever. with another able and well-motivated cohort of students.”
Pupils from Charles Read Academy are celebrating the academy’s best set of GCSE results in recent memory.
The academy, which joined the David Ross Education Trust in 2013, has now seen the number of students achieving the key government target of 5 A*-C, including maths and English, rocket from 32% to 53% in just two years.
Principal Robert Sloan said: “It fills me with immense pride to know that our students are once again setting new standards for this academy.
“This year we have seen a nine percentage point increase in the number of students achieving the key government benchmark. This is largely due to the fact that our students are exceeding the national average for the progress they are making in key subjects.
“We have high aspirations for our students and our staff are committed to doing everything we can to help them achieve their very best.”
The Deepings School has seen some extremely strong performances at GCSE this year, with 54 per cent of pupils achieveing A* to C grades.
The following pupils achieved A*/A grades across the board. Chloe Harris (9A*,1A), Ben Jacklin (7A*, 3A), Rhianna Wheatley (4A*,5A), Megan Tomlinson (3A*,8A),India Baines (2A*,8A) and Heather Buttery (11 A).
Headteacher, Richard Trow said: “Many students displayed a really strong work ethic this year and this positive attitude has allowed them to get the grades required for them to progress to sixth form and college courses and apprenticeships of their choice. Their academic achievements combined with the wide variety of extra-curricular activities they have undertaken during the last five years, make us extremely proud to have helped to develop such well-rounded and well qualified young people.”
Year 11 pupil Jack Webster was elated with his results. He said: “I am amazed at my results (2A*, 5A, 3B). We have all worked really hard this year and these results mean I can study all of the subjects I wanted to do at A-level. I know my Mum, Dad and teachers will be really pleased.”
Joe Schollar was especially pleased with his result in Drama, achieving an A. He said: “I’m really pleased with my results, especially Drama as it’s my favourite subject. I’m so relieved that the waiting is over - I’m really happy.”
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