GCSE results 2021: pupils at The Deepings School celebrate their achievements
Pupils have been awarded great sets of grades after two pandemic-hit years of schooling culminated in their GCSE results.
Among the highest achievers at The Deepings School was Niamh Rushton who gained two grade 9s, seven grade 8s and a grade 5.
Harvey Moorhouse was also awarded two grade 9s, along with two grade 8s, three grade 7s, one grade 6 and two grade 5s.
He said: "Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for, and with everything in consideration, I think we all smashed it."
Sophie Whittaker received a grade 9, five grade 8s and four grade 7s and said she was "delighted" her grades. She is looking forward to starting A-levels at the The Deepings School sixth-form.
Michaela Roper gained a grade 9, five grade 8s one grade 7, one grade 6 and one grade 5.
After receiving a grade 9, four grade 8s, two grade 7s and three grade 6s, Lilly McDonald said: I am so pleased with my result and couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragement of my teachers. Thank you for all believing in me."
Charlotte Hinch, who was awarded a grade 9, two grade 8s, three grade 7s, three grade 6s and one D* said her teachers' support was behind her grades she was "thrilled" with.
Madeline Cope said: "I'm still in shock at my results and how well I did. It has been a tough year for us all, but I am so happy with my results. The hard work paid off!". She received a grade 9, four grade 7s, three grade 6s and one D*.
Matthew Hand picked up his grade 9, three grade 8s, two grade 7s, two grade 6s and two grade 5s with a big smile, saying: "I am pleased how my results turned out and look forward to staying on at Deeping to take maths, biology and PE for A-level in the sixth form.
"It has been a challenging year but I am pleased to see how well everyone has done."
Chanél Hughes, who achieved six grade 8s and 4 grade 7s, said she was very pleased with her results and added: "I wouldn't have been able to do it without a lot of hard work and support from friends and family and all teachers at the Deepings school.
"I have now achieved the results to start my new journey."
Other high achievements were gained by Isobelle Rudderham, who gained a grade 9, eight grade 7s and one grade 6; Amy Ingram, who was awarded a grade 9, four grade 7s, four grade 6s and D*; and Daisy Stanley who collected two grade 8s, six grade 7s and two grade 6s.
Headteacher Richard Lord was also particularly pleased by the progress made by Ashley Horwood, Ella Stimson, Olivia Fokt, Lara Kidder, Megan Horner and Harry Anderson.
He said: “As with this week’s A-level results, we are so proud of the resilience and can-do attitude exhibited by our Year 11 pupils since the initial lockdown in March 2020.
"Many of them returned as part of the staggered reopening of secondary school in June last year and have overcome numerous obstacles on the way to achieving this fine set of results.
"From further lockdowns to periods of self-isolation, the pupils faced the unknown of teacher-assessed grades this summer with maturity and great application.
"We would like to recognise the part that parents and carers have played in supporting our pupils and, once again, place on record our gratitude for the staff at The Deepings School who have spent a vast amount of time marking additional assessments to provide accurate and quality assured grades."