Strong GCSE showing for the Deepings despite ‘turbulence’

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Students at the Deepings School overcame changes to the GCSE curriculum to post impressive results today.

More than 72 per cent of students collected grades of A* to C, including English and maths, putting them in a good position to continue their studies towards sitting A-level exams in two years’ time.

No less than 15 students achieved seven or more A* or A grades despite exam regulator Ofqual raising the bar by changing individual grade boundaries.

New headteacher Richard Trow said: “These results represent a huge amount of hard work from students and staff.

“They will allow the overwhelming majority of students in a fantastic year group to go on to pursue the courses of their choice in September.”

Mr Trow takes over officially at the school in Deeping St James from Chris Beckett who retired last month after a 28-year career at The Deepings School.

“I am proud of the achievements of our students in what is clearly a year of turbulence, with all the changes implemented by the Government in its attempt to ‘raise standards.’”




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