There was delight among pupils and staff at Bourne Academy on Thursday when the school posted a record set of results.
The school made a 14 per cent improvement on last year’s results with 68 per cent of its Year 11 pupils achieving five A* to C grades, including English and mathematics.
Headteacher Laurence Reilly said: “We are delighted with this incredible improvement.
“I am particularly pleased with the increased number of our most able students achieving eight or more A* and A grades.
“The successful GCSE results means a record number of students have achieved the entrance criteria for our sixth form; our ongoing building programme will be accelerated this year to enable us to cope with the increasing demand for places.”
Nervous pupils packed into the hall to pick up their results.
Chloe Johnson (16), from Bourne, was delighted when she opened her results to find out she had two A*s, five As, two Bs and three Cs.
Chloe said: “I’m really happy that I’ve mainly achieved what I expected. I’m really pleased with my A* in English literature, I was predicted that grade so I’m happy. I’m going to stay on at sixth form and study history, English literature and religious studies.”
Fleur Rodgers (16), from Spalding, who got a B, two Cs and five Ds, said: “I was very nervous this morning but I’m pleased I’ve now got my results. I achieved two Bs in health and social, which I’m going on to study here at sixth form along with science.’