Individual results praised despite a ‘disappointing’ set of overall results

Top trio ' Charlotte Charlton, Jessica Scholes and Rachel Owen. Photo: NIKKI GRIFFIN SG250811-122NG
Top trio ' Charlotte Charlton, Jessica Scholes and Rachel Owen. Photo: NIKKI GRIFFIN SG250811-122NG
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INDIVIDUAL GCSE successes were being praised at Gleed Girls’ Technology College in Spalding, despite a “disappointing” set of results overall.

Headteacher Janet Daniels said she was “disappointed” with the 13 per cent drop in the number of pupils achieving five A* to C grades, including maths and English.

A total of 38 per cent of the year 11 group achieved the benchmark this year, compared to 51 per cent in 2010.

Mrs Daniels said: “I am disappointed with the overall results but individuals have done brilliantly.

“There will be lots of changes and we are moving forward with joining with the boys.”

Gleed Girls’ Technology College and Gleed Boys’ School will become federated from September, with a view to becoming an academy.

She added: “The girls have been very excited and pleased. It’s lovely to see them looking forward to the next stage of their lives.”

Charlotte Charlton, from Spalding, is going to Riseholme College in Lincoln to study animal management after after gaining one A, six Bs, and three Cs.

She said: “They were much better grades than I expected.”

Jessica Scholes said she was “really happy” with her results, which included two A*s, one A, four Bs and three Cs.

Jessica, from Spalding, said: “I worked really hard this year but I’m still a bit shocked.”

She is now heading to the South Holland Post-16 Centre to study pyschology and health and social care.

Spalding’s Katie Kirby rang her mum to tell her the good news about scooping four A grades, six Bs and three Cs.

“I was really nervous earlier in the morning but I’m really happy with it,” she said.

Libby Papworth, from Pinchbeck, was another of Gleed Girls’ high achievers. She said: “I’m going to have a bit of a party.”

Please note: The Gleed Girls’ Technology College did not provide us with any results.