GCSE RESULTS: University Academy Long Sutton students over the moon with results
University Academy Long Sutton (UALS) students are preparing to move on to further studies after receiving brilliant GCSE results after what one student described as a 'coronacoaster' of a year.
Students met at the school this morning (Thursday) during a socially distanced collection day, where safety measures were in place and delighted students, parents and teachers celebrated.
Headteacher Liam Davé has praised students for their hard work over the past five years.
He said: "I'm really pleased for the children - I'm very pleased that they have been rewarded for all of their hard work over the past five years.
"I hope that they are all pleased with the results that they have worked so hard to achieve."
Emily Braginton, from Long Sutton, is hoping to study English, sociology and either business or media studies at the College of West Anglia in King's Lynn after passing all of her GCSEs.
She said: "I've got everything I needed and it feels amazing!
"I really didn't expect it with everything that's happened this year - it's been a real 'coronacoaster.'"
Georgina, Philippa and Eleanor Beckenham, from Leverington, were amongst some of the first to collect their results.
The triplets are all off to the sixth form at Spalding Grammar School following their impressive results of 5s, 6s and 7s.
Philippa said: "We are happy but also a bit nervous and sick. We are all of to the same sixth form which is great!"
Harry Coxon, from Long Sutton, has passed all of his exams with one 5, six 6s and two 7s.
Harry, who is off to sixth form at University Academy Holbeach (UAH), said: "I'm quite happy really, although in my mocks I was given mostly 7s but 6s are still good.
"I'm hoping to go into a career in IT in the future."
Libbie Coleman passed all of her GCSEs and is looking to a career in nursing.
She said: "I'm really surprised and relieved.
"Everything was hinging on these results and I'm now going to study Level Three health and social care at UAH.
"I'd really like to become a nurse so after my A-Levels I'd like to maybe do an apprenticeship in nursing or go to university."
Libby Bingham is off to study childcare at the College of West Anglia in Kings Lynn following her great results, and Keira Dempsey-Allen, from Wisbech, is going to study A-levels at the college too.
She said: "I'm just really pleased and so happy!"
Many students at the school should have been collecting their BTEC results today too but, following exam board Pearson's decision to pull results last night, they will be waiting until next week to see how they've done.
Mr Davé added: "I really feel for the students here and across the country.
"This decision has affected 60% of our students and until they get those results they can't finalise their next steps."