GCSE RESULTS: Strong cohort at Spalding Grammar School
Staff and pupils at Spalding Grammar School are celebrating a good batch of GCSE results.
Head teacher Steven Wilkinson says the school had a strong cohort with 46% of grades being 7 or higher.
A fantastic performance was achieved by eight students who all secured a total of 11 grades at 7 and above.
Nicholas Hedges secured the school's best set of results this year with a total of ten 9 grades and a grade 8.
Other high achieving students were: Muhammad Amjad, Tom Bunting, Tiago Dourado, Corey Millward, Harrison Ward, Mehansa Dias and Freddie Broomfield, who both secured 11 grades all at 8 or higher.
Mr Wilkinson has praised the year group for their hard work and is delighted with the latest set of GCSE results achieved by pupils.
He said: "Although it has been a week of change and uncertainty about results and, therefore, it wasn’t clear until the eleventh hour exactly what we would get or when we would get it, I am delighted that, ultimately, our students were able to secure what they deserved.
"The school put in place a very thorough and robust process to ensure that the grades we submitted for students were a fair and accurate reflection of their ability; as such, the decision that those grades would stand was pleasing.
"I am, however, also pleased that a number of our grades were moderated upwards in order to bring our results in line with those awarded nationally.
"We had a strong cohort here who were able to achieve 46% of all grades at 7 or above.
"As a consequence, we have had a very high take-up of Sixth Form places as our popularity as a post-16 provider continues to grow.