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Students from across the region have been collecting their GCSE results today. Thousands of teenagers got lower than expected English GCSE grades, because of seemingly tougher marking by examiners. Some are now worried they'll lose their places at college.
Provisional figures released today by Lincolnshire schools, including academies, show the overall number of pupils getting 5 or more A*-Cs (including English and Maths) in their GCSEs has increased this year by 0.8% to 63%. This compares to a national trend that shows a fall in GCSE grades.
Two schools, Caistor Grammar School Academy - for the third year running - and Boston High School, achieved 100% at 5+A-C (including English and Maths). Grantham Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School students achieved the highest grades A/A in at least five subjects.
Five schools made huge improvements of 10% or more on their results from last year in 5+A*-C grades – The King Edward VI Humanities College in Spilsby, William Lovell CE School at Stickney, Monks’ Dyke Technology College at Louth, Castle Academy in Lincoln and Banovallum School in Horncastle.
North Lincolnshire Council says pupils have achieved better than ever GCSE results with 56% of students achieving more than five grades at A* to C including English and Maths, a 4% increase on last year. The number of pupils achieving five A* to C grades in any subject is up from 87% to 91%.
Schools singled out for particular praise for their A* to C grades including English and Maths are:
- Baysgarth School in Barton – 51% (6% increase)
- Frederick Gough School in Scunthorpe – 60% (5% increase)
- Sir John Nelthorpe School in Brigg – 75% (10% increase)
- St Lawrence Academy in Scunthorpe – 55% (7% increase)
- Vale Academy in Brigg – 70% (14% increase)
Head Girl Freya Smith has managed to pick up seventeen top grades in her GCSEs - sixteen A*s and one 'Distinction'.
She's been described by her headteacher as "an extraordinarily gifted and motivated student".
Up and coming young racing driver William Foster is celebrating six A*s, three As and a B. The 16-year-old, who is a pupil at the Grammar School at Leeds, has been racing single-seater racing cars in Formula Vee this season and finished third in the national championships.
William started racing karts at the age of eight and progressed to cars at 14. He is currently the youngest driver in Formula Vee and has raced at major circuits all over the country. He is hoping to progress to Formula Renault next season with the ultimate aim of racing in Formula One.
Students from across the region have been collecting their GCSE results today.
Thousands of teenagers got lower than expected English GCSE grades today because of seemingly tougher marking by examiners.
Some are now worried they'll lose their hoped for places at college
Campsmount in Doncaster has been celebrating record-breaking results just three years after it was burnt down.
Lessons have been held in temporary classrooms since the fire in 2009.
Headteacher Andrew Sprakes says it's been incredibly difficult.
Head Girl Freya Smith has stars in her eyes. Today, she managed to pick up seventeen top grades in her GCSEs - sixteen A*s and one 'Distinction'.
Freya, who goes to for Honley High School in Holmfirth, has been described by her head teacher as "an extraordinarily gifted and motivated student".
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Messages of congratulations have been pouring in, as thousands of students across our region found out their GCSE results.
The pupils at a school destroyed by fire in 2009 have received their first results since their college was rebuilt.