Head’s delight at ‘best-ever’ results

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Staff and student at University Academy Holbeach are celebrating after recording their best-ever GCSE results.

Some 76 per cent of pupils achieved at least five A*-Cs and over 50 per cent got five A*-Cs including the benchmark English and Maths passes.

Delighted prinipal Steve Baragwanath said: “It’s the best year we have ever had. It’s a record year.”

He said that in information technology 98 per cent of students recorded an A-C pass, while the percentage for physics, chemistry and biology was 90 per cent.

Some 75 per cent of students got A-C in history, 69 per cent inmaths and 55 per cent in English.

“Our percentage of puils passing five GCSEs including English and maths was well up on last year,” said Mr Baragwanath.

“The kids have worked extremely hard and I am absolutely delighted.

“They have done really well and I am chuffed to bits with the students for working so hard and the staff for supporting them so well.”

He added that they had done particularly well considering the current culture of changing exams.

Amongst the highest achievers were Hollie Fox, with seven A*s and five As, Louise Barber with seven A*s and four As, Carl Ramage with two A*s and eight As, Jordan Howe with one A* and five As, Emma Butcher with five As, Amelia Aldrich with six As and Abbie Killiam with five As.

Jordan Howe summed up the feelings of many students: “I am really chuffed and very proud of myself.

“I have had lots of sleepless night, first revising and then worrying. I worked very hard but it has all been worth it in the end.”