Grammar GCSE results on the rise

Spalding Grammar School's top student James Bloodworth.
Spalding Grammar School's top student James Bloodworth.
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TOP PERFORMER: James Bloodworth calling to tell friends and family of his success. (TIM WILSON):SG210814-108TW

Some 91 per cent of students successfully passed their GCSEs achieving results between A* and C.

Spalding Grammar School headteacher Nigel Ryan was delighted with the results and said the students were a pleasure to teach.

He said: “It all comes down to the hard work and dedication of the staff and the cooperation of the students, who have been a joy to have in the school.

“It is not just about good behaviour it is also their commitment to the life of the school, both inside and out.”

Strong performances in maths and science saw an increase in overall performance year-on-year with a number of pupils picking up multiple A*s.

James Bloodworth (16) of Deeping St James was the school’s top performer with eight A*s, four As and a B.

After months of strict revision sessions at home, James was understandably thrilled.

He said: “I’m really happy with these grades, it’s down to a lot of hard work as I started my revision quite early on.

“I’ve been relatively calm for the last couple of weeks, but it really struck me yesterday ‘oh my God it is tomorrow’.”

James will return to the grammar this September to study maths, further maths, physics and geography at A-level.

Spalding’s Joe Campbell-Wharam (16) was also among the big winners picking up an impressive seven A*s, two As and three Bs.

Joe said: “I didn’t know what to expect when I came in but the results are so good, better than I had hoped for.

“I wasn’t nervous, more excited I guess; diciplined revision really helped and not leaving things to the last minute.”

Joe will also return to the grammar to study and will take classes in English Literature, theatre studies, maths and physics at A-level.

Thomas Rangeley (16) of Spalding performed above his own expectations securing six A*s and seven As.

He said: “I woke up at 5am and have been really nervous ever since.

“I’m really happy with my results.”