Students of all abilities rose to the challenge

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The Peele Community College in Long Sutton is celebrating after many individual examination successes from the students in Year 11.

The collegehas achieved good overall results with 81 per cent of students achieving five

GCSE grades A*- C and 47.2 per cent of students achieving five GCSE grades A* -C including English and Mathematics.

Headteacher Simon Gilman told the Free Press: “Students of all abilities have risen to the many examination and coursework challenges to achieve considerable success.

“Students, parents, carers and staff at the college need to be congratulated for all of the dedication, teamwork and commitment that have gone into achieving these excellent results.”

Notable successes include: Katie Jones, who has achieved 14 GCSE passes including 4A* and eight A grades; Ashley Davison, who has achieved 13 GCSE passes including four A* and seven A grades; and Jade Mace who has achieved 12 GCSE passes including seven A and two B grades.

Mr Gilman added: “The Peele Community College is very proud to have supported Year 11 students to attain their individual achievements and wish them all every success in their future college, training, apprenticeship and employment placements.”

One of the outstanding students, 16-year-old Ashley Davison from Gedney, was understandably delighted with hisv results.

He told the Lincolnshire Free Press: “It is fantastic, brilliant. I am over the moon.

“I worked really hard for them. I was so worried this morning but then I opened the papers when I got here and the results totally blew my mind. I was really happy.”

Ashley is now going to Spalding High School, where he is to study A-levels in physics, maths, prpoduct design and business as he looks to forge a career one day in the design industry.

The youngster was keen to pay tribute to the support he has had at the college: “The teachers here are really helpful and supportive – there is no doubt about that.”