Spalding Grammar School pupils were delighted with their GCSE results
The sun was shining on Spalding Grammar School students this afternoon as they received their GCSE results.
After a tough 18 months of studying during the Covid-19 pandemic, the youngsters were rewarded with excellent grades across a range of subjects.
Spalding resident Toby Walters said he was delighted with his efforts after achieving nine Grade 9s and two Grade 8s.
"I'm surprised, but I worked hard," he said.
Toby is looking forward to studying Maths, Physics, Spanish and Music for his A-Levels.
Alexander Simpson, from Throckenholt, was awarded with eight Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and one Grade 7.
He is now excited to start his A-Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry.
Nathan Durrant of Moulton Chapel said his results were "better than expected" after earning six Grade 9s, four Grade 8s and one Grade 7.
He will be taking on Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computing Science for his A-Levels.
"It's going to be an interesting experience," he said.
Joseph Killen, from Saracen's Head, thrived in English Literature and English Language, achieving Grade 9s in both.
He also earned five Grade 8s, two Grade 7s and a Grade 6 in Further Maths.
"I did a lot better than I thought I would," he said.
"I'm studying English Language, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology at A-Levels. It should be lots better than GCSEs."
Oliver Smith of Spalding worked hard to put himself in a strong position for his A-Levels.
He achieved seven Grade 9s and four Grade 8s in his GCSEs, and will be taking on PE, Biology, Maths and Sports Leadership next year.
Spalding resident Max Baker got nine Grade 9s, a Grade 8 in Further Maths and a Grade 7 in Spanish.
"It's pretty decent I have to say," he said.
"Getting grades like that... I don't think I could have done any better."
Max will be studying Maths, Physics, Geography and Criminology for his A-Levels.
George Wakeham, from Deeping St Nicholas, was "very happy" with his two Grade 9s, eight Grade 8s and one Grade 6.
"I spent a lot of time doing them, so it's nice to be done," he said.
George was happy to achieve a Grade 9 in his favourite subject, history. He will be taking it at A-Level, along with geography and maths.
Spalding Grammar School head teacher Steven Wilkinson was delighted with his students' efforts.
"We've had 48% at Grade 7 and above," he said.
"That's about in line with the line of trajectory that the school is on, so we're happy. The students have got what they worked for.
"The grades this year have been a result of continual assessment over time, rather than a pressure-cooker in an exam.
"The students have had to work very hard, with their two GCSE years heavily disrupted. We're pleased with the way they've reacted and the staff have got behind it.