THOUSANDS of pupils across the area are picking up GCSE results this morning (Thursday).
Schools have been packed with teenagers who have been waiting anxiously through the summer for their results.
Stamford Queen Eleanor School has received its best ever GCSE results today with 44 per cent of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs, including English and maths, at A* to C grades.
Overall, 66 per cent of pupils achieved five GCSEs at A* to C grades.
Headteacher Wendy Hamilton said: “Yet again we’re celebrating an excellent set of results.
“Nearly 80 per cent of our students have achieved an A* to C grade in English language, 86 per cent achieved an A* to C grade in geography and 95 per cent achieved an A* to C grade in product design. In both English language and geography, 21 per cent achieved A or A* grades. This year has also seen our best ever results for maths.
“These results are a testament to the hard-work and dedication of our students, and the fantastic support provided by our staff.”
The school’s gifted and talented Year 10 pupils had a 100 per cent success rate achieving A* to C grades in English language, and 92 per cent achieving A* to C grades in statistics.
Girls at Stamford High School and boys at Stamford School are celebrating more excellent achievements. At both schools students achieved impressively high pass rates at the top grades A* or A, the girls achieving 71 per cent and the boys 55 per cent. There was a record percentage of the top grade, the A*, with one in three of the exams across the schools gaining this grade.
Principal Stephen Roberts said: “Yet again we are celebrating the outstanding results of our students. We are extremely proud of their achievements and congratulate them and their teachers on this high level of success.
“It is clear that these results are the outcome of hard work, careful preparation and excellent teaching and will give all of our students every confidence to go on to further success in the sixth form.”
More than 85 per cent of pupils at The Deepings School achieved five A* to C grades at GCSE and 68 per cent scored five A* to C grades including maths and English.
Headteacher Chris Beckett said: “In a year of major government initiatives and a changing of the goalposts we are delighted for the vast majority of our students who have achieved their potential through these results.
“Another set of solid, consistent results will allow most students the opportunity of moving into the next phase of their education or life in the comfort of knowing they have been successful and I would like to take this opportunity of wishing them all the very best for the future.”
Catmose College achieved its best ever results, with 91 per cent of students have achieved at least five or more higher grades at A* to C. In English 73 per cent achieved A* to C grades and 71 per cent passed maths at A* to C.
Principal Stuart Williams said: “Our students are to be congratulated as they have achieved an outstanding set of results. They should be very proud of their achievements which are testament to their considerable hard work, the support of their parents and the commitment of the college staff and governors. I wish them all every success in their future endeavours.”
Bourne Academy pupils are also celebrating.
Headteacher Laurence Reilly said: “Bourne Academy has maintained the remarkable consistency at GCSE level achieved over the past few years as The Robert Manning College, with 83 per cent of our Year 11 students achieving at least five grades at C or above, an 11 per cent increase from 2011, with 54 per cent of students achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs including English and mathematics.
“We are obviously delighted by the spectacular grades achieved by some of our most able students, including the Schiavi twins, Issy and Gabby, with nine A*s and 11 A grades between them and by the 13 A grades achieved by one of our most popular Year 11 students, Matthew Bostock.”
At Casterton Business and Enterprise College 81 per cent of pupils achieved the five A* to C and 20 per cent of pupils qualified for the new English Baccalaureate qualification.
Sophie Stafford was a top performer with nine-and-a-half A* grades and one grade A and Ashley Townsend added to his tally, making a total of 17.5 GCSEs gained during his time at Casterton.
Principal Victoria Crosher said: “Casterton prides itself on providing a personalised curriculum to suit all students of all abilities and congratulates all those young people celebrating their results today. There are some wonderful individual stories of success today and some very well deserved results that are a direct result of hard work and making the most of the many opportunities available to them.”
At Uppingham Community College 83 per cent of the pupils gained five or more A* to C grades. Katie Wickham, Amelia Grice and Ben Hickman all achieved 11 A/A* grades. More than 30 pupils gained seven or more A or A* grades.
All pupils who took vocational courses on day release at local colleges also passed their exams.
Principal Jan Turner said: “I am extremely pleased that the hard work and efforts of our young people have been reflected in these outstanding results. I wish them every success in their future career paths.”
Uppingham School recorded its best ever result for A* grades at GCSE, with 36 per cent of all exams graded A* and 68 per cent at A or A*.
Headmaster Richard Harman said: “This is an outstanding set of results for our GCSE pupils. They have done tremendously well and we are particularly pleased with the school’s best ever overall result in A* grades.
“The hard work of the pupils has paid off and this is a great tribute to their dedication and that of the staff who teach them.”
Year 11 pupils at Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton have once again excelled themselves, achieving outstanding GCSE results, with 95 per cent of pupils gaining five or more A* to C grades and 75 per cent achieving five or more A* to C grades including maths and English.
These results are the best ever achieved at the school.
Oundle School pupils have produced the school’s best ever results at GCSE, with 86 per cent of all grades at A* or A and 54 per cent of all grades at A*.
Headmaster Charles Bush said: “These results are outstanding and represent tremendous achievement across the whole curriculum. I am particularly pleased that well over half the grades awarded were at A*. This cohort of pupils worked extremely hard and fully deserve these record-breaking results.”
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