Students at the University Academy Holbeach were celebrating some of their best GCSE results ever, having just been placed in the 10 ten schools in Lincolnshire based on the Key Stage 4 performance tables.
Fifty percent of students achieved 5 A to C grades in English and mathematics, with many of them off to sixth form with high ambitions.
Steve Baragwanath, headteacher, said: “I’m really pleased for them, their families and the staff. This year’s group has worked really hard, coming in on Saturdays and attending Easter schools and the results reflect this.”
The school is expecting a Department of Education performance score of 1035, with the average for secondary schools stated as 1,000. This is a rise from last year, which according to statistics on gov.uk was still excellent at 1017.
Among this year’s high achievers at the school were Joseph Baragwanath (16) of Saracens Head with 5 As and 5 Bs and a merit level 2 in ITC.
He plans to go back to UAH sixth form to study mathematics and three sciences and hopes to be a vet or an engineer.
Tom Busby (16) achieved two As and 4 Bs and will go to Spalding Grammar School to study mathematics, further mathematics, physics and engineering. He hopes to be be an engineer in the RAF.
Alicia Thorpe (16) achieved two A*s, 6 As and a B and will go back to UAH sixth form to study mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. She hopes to be an aerospace engineer.
Stephanie Humphreys (16) achieved A* in French, four As and 4Bs.
Also receiving celebrating their GCSE results today were Jade Hill (16) and her mum Tracey.
Teaching assistant Tracey took evening classes in mathematics and was thrilled to pass with a C. She said: “It was something I felt I needed to do. I’m thrilled we did so well.”