GCSE Results: Stamford and the Deepings
Pupils are picking up their GCSE results this morning, and we’ll be posting results and reactions as they come in.
Girls at Stamford High School and boys at Stamford School are celebrating their results with many excellent individual achievements in their GCSE examinations.
At both schools students achieved impressively high pass rates at the top grades A* or A, the girls achieving 60 per cent and the boys 52 per cent. The percentage of pupils gaining five or more GCSEs at C grade or better was a pleasing 96 per cent at both Stamford High School and at Stamford School.
Principal of the Stamford Endowed Schools Stephen Roberts said: “We are again celebrating the impressive 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.”
Pupils at Stamford Welland Academy celebrated their first ever results since the school was launched in place of the former Stamford Queen Eleanor School in September.
This year 52 per cent of pupils achieved the government benchmark five or more A* to C grades including English and maths. This is a 17 percentage point increase on Stamford Queen Eleanor School’s results last year. The number of pupils achieving A* to C grades was 60 per cent.
Maths results improved by 25 per cent on last year and 74 per cent of pupils got at least a C grade in English.
The results are the first under the leadership of Principal Anthony Partington and Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust. Mr Partington said: “We are delighted with these results. I’d like to thank all of the students and staff for their hard work over the last year, particularly with the number of changes we have introduced in such a short space of time.
“When we opened as Stamford Welland Academy we vowed to provide the students of Stamford with the standard of the education they deserve. While we know there is still work to be done, these results provide a strong platform from which to develop and grow in the future.”
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.”
Charles and George Tyler had a double reason to celebrate as they shared 16 GCSE A*/A grades between them, as results rocketed by over 10 per cent at Casterton College in Rutland.
Clearly there was a friendly rivalry between the two but since both did fantastically well, honours were even.
Charles said overall that he was pleased to have beaten his brother in some subjects and was very pleased to be going on to sixth form, whilst George was very pleased especially with his grades in French and Maths, saying: “These weren’t my strongest subjects but the teachers really pushed me to do well.”
Many students at Casterton celebrated a string of A* and A grades including, Maisie Evans who had the highest average points score with a fantastic 10 A*/A grades, together with Anna Buckley (10 A*/A), Katy
Hutchinson (nine A*/A) and Jenny Eva who got the highest total points score (nine A*/A).
Top amongst the boys was Adam Turner with nine A* grades with one grade still pending - an excellent result.
Principal, Carl Smith was delighted, he said: “This huge improvement, together with our exciting proposal to have the sixth form on one site and our great A Level results last week mean the young people of Stamford have a high quality 11-18 school on their doorstep, something they have been wanting for many years.”
The Deepings School has seen some extremely strong performances at GCSE this year especially from the more academically able pupils.
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).
The overall GCSE results of 54 per cent A* to C, ‘reflect the year group’.
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.”