Rewind: GCSE results day from across Lincolnshire

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Students in schools across Lincolnshire will be receiving their GCSE results today.

Grades achieved from GCSEs help students move onto the next stage of further education at either sixth form, college or working on apprenticeships.

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25th August 2016 9:12am

A change to the system

This is the last year in which students will receive A*-G grades.

The new Progree 8 measure is designed to measure students’ progress throughout their time at school.

The new system will replace the current five A*-C grades as a key performance indicator.

For more information on the new system click here.

25th August 2016 9:14am

A reason to celebrate

Students and staff at North Kesteven School are celebrating their GCSE results for 2016.

The English department continue to perform highly, with 79% of students achieving A*-C in English Literature and 25% at A*/A grades.

Maths results also remain strong at 63% A*-C.

Jo Tunnicliffe (Acting Headteacher) said that she is very pleased with the effort that the students and staff put in to achieving these results.

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25th August 2016 9:18am

Record year for North Lincolnshire

With the large majority of schools declaring their initial results, young people across North Lincolnshire are celebrating the area’s best ever GCSE results with an increase of four percentage points on last year’s results.

Building on the success of recent years, the provisional data for 2016 indicates a four percentage point rise in performance.

This means about 64.5% of students will be celebrating the top grades (A*-C) in both English and mathematics this morning compared to 60.5% in 2015.

Councillor David Rose, cabinet member Children, Families, Learning, said: “The quality of secondary age education in North Lincolnshire is a huge success story, as proven by inspection outcomes across the area.

More importantly, the strength in school leadership and the dedication of both teaching and support staff have enabled greatly improved exam grades year-on-year.”

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25th August 2016 9:29am

Fantastic achievements

Kesteven and Sleaford High School is celebrating the fantastic achievements of its GCSE students with 54% of all grades achieved by Year 11 at the very highest A* and A grades

Josephine Smith, Headteacher, said: “I am absolutely delighted that students’ hard work paid off.

“These are excellent results and students across the year group can be extremely proud of themselves.

“Their hard work, supported by their teachers and mentors, means they are really well placed for their A level studies.”

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25th August 2016 9:40am

Dramatic decline nationally

National GCSE results have fallen dramatically according to latest figures.

The proportion of students who gained a C grade or above has dropped by 2.1% compared to last year.

There has also been a staggering drop in the numbers gaining a C or above in English nationally.

The falls are said to be due to new government policies that force 17-year-olds who got a D or lower in English or maths last year to resit those exams.

25th August 2016 10:08am

Local MP impressed

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman is impressed with results for GCSEs in his constituency.

He said on Twitter: “I’m really pleased to read in the local press today how well our Year 11’s have done in their GCSEs in Boston and Skegness.


25th August 2016 10:19am

Record number of A*s

Stamford Endowed Schools students are celebrating superb results in their GCSEs, with 57% of girls and 52% of boys achieving A* and A grades.

Record numbers of the very highest grade were awarded with over 27% of every examination taken being graded at A*.

The percentage of pupils gaining 5 or more GCSEs at Grade C or above was 98% at Stamford High School and 94% at Stamford School.

Principal of the Stamford Endowed Schools, Will Phelan said: “I am absolutely delighted with the impressive results of our Stamfordians and extremely proud of them.

“I know that they have worked tirelessly for these examinations and I congratulate them on this significant achievement.”


25th August 2016 10:33am

“Outstanding” efforts  at Priory Ruskin Academy

The Priory Ruskin Academy in Grantham has posted a record-breaking set of results, building on its top 10% performance last year.

Headteacher Rachel Wyles said “outstanding” efforts in English and Maths had produced a considerable increase in the headline A*-C measure. 

Rachel Wyles said: “We are incredibly pleased by such an outstanding set of results.

“The academy prides itself on the energy and dedication of its staff, the commitment and determination of its pupils and the superlative quality of opportunity afforded to our student body.

“These results are a real testament to these values. They are well deserved and hard earned – many congratulations.”


25th August 2016 10:37am

Lincoln Minster School celebrate exam success

Lincoln Minster School has continued its strong academic tradition of attaining excellent grades following this year’s GCSE examination results.

This year has seen particularly pleasing accomplishments throughout the arts at Lincoln Minster School.

Mark Wallace is delighted with the results attained by the pupils and said: “A huge congratulations to our pupils on their results.

“This is down to their hard work, resilience and exceptional efforts.

“These results are also testament to the hard work of our staff who have given additional time and support whenever it is needed.”



25th August 2016 10:45am

11 A*s for Lincoln Minster student

Katie Care has done exceptionally well in achieving a total of 11 A* GCSE’s.

She will be taking English Literature, Maths, Drama and Music with an EPQ at LMS in the Sixth Form.

Naturally, Katie was thrilled with her results and said: “I am happy and relieved, but looking forward to starting my A levels in September.”

“Katie is a real all-rounder at LMS and not only has she done remarkably well in her exams, she also makes a huge contribution to the Music and Drama life of the school,” commented Mark Wallace, Headmaster.

25th August 2016 10:51am

Smiling faces at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School 

25th August 2016 10:58am

Exceptional results for Skegness Academy

Pupils at the Skegness Academy are celebrating after receiving their results for their GCSE or equivalent courses of study.

Ben Pearce, Acting Principal, said: “We are exceptionally proud of the performance of all of our year 11 students who have worked incredibly hard throughout their two year courses.

“There are some notable outstanding performances for individual students who should be tremendously proud.

“We look forward to our year 11 students continuing their successful journey with us into our Sixth Form next year.”

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25th August 2016 11:07am

Priory City of Lincoln Academy goes beyond progress targets

The Priory City of Lincoln Academy has again seen large numbers of students achieve exceptional results, including those who sailed well beyond their Progress targets.

Under the formal Progress measure, the academy is giving special mention to Kieron Bunting and Alice Turner who achieved, on average, an additional one-and-a-half grades better than their Progress targets across all their subjects.

Headteacher Jane Hopkinson said: “It’s wonderful to see so many happy faces among the students as they see the fruits of their labours over the last two years.

“The students, their parents and the academy staff should be very proud of what they have achieved.”

25th August 2016 11:20am

Queen Elizabeth’s High School has another bumper year

It has been another bumper year at QEHS in Gainsborough with 30% gaining 7 or more A or A* grades, up from 22% last year. 40% gained 5 or more A* or A and 25% gained 8 or more A* and A grades

Mr Allsop, Headteacher, said: “This year’s results are, yet again, a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students.

“Behind every grade is a great deal of hard work and of course a supportive network outside of school including family and friends and I would like to thank everybody involved in doing all that they can to ensure the best outcomes for our students.”

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25th August 2016 11:32am

Priory Academy LSST in Lincoln receive grades well above average

At The Priory Academy LSST in Lincoln, more than 90% of students achieved A*-C in English and Maths and two thirds of students gained the EBacc combination – well above the national average.

One of many individual highlights saw Anna Sayles obtaining 12 A* grades.

Deputy Head Simon Evans said: “We are delighted that the hard work, determination and commitment of our students has yet again paid off with a fantastic set of results.

“We are indebted, as ever, to the unwavering support of staff, parents and carers over the last two years.”


25th August 2016 11:45am

Year-on-year improvements for Priory Witham Academy

The Priory Witham Academy is also celebrating many individual and group successes across a range of subjects, with English and Maths both seeing year-on-year improvements.

Witham Headteacher Andrew Madge said: “We are very pleased with the results our students have achieved and these reflect the effort and determination shown throughout the year.

“As students move on to the next stage of their education, we wish them every success in the future.”

25th August 2016 12:03pm

Smiles all round at Kesteven and Sleaford High School

25th August 2016 12:11pm

Girls at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School celebrating amazing results

(left to right) Jessica received 8A*s 2As and 1 B, Melissa gained 2A*s and 7As and Daisy came out with 9A*s 1A and 1B.

Well done girls!

25th August 2016 12:16pm

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School receives 6% improvement on last year

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School are delighted for the students’ success.

Students have made great progress and are now able to move onto the next stages of their education successfully.

The school has made a very pleasing 6% improvement on Key headline figures.

25th August 2016 12:32pm

Branston Community Academy “delighted” with results

Branston Community Academy is celebrating today after another outstanding performance by students in GCSE examinations.   

The results of students in maths were particularly impressive – with the number of C grades and above reaching 85% and exceeding last year’s all time high of 84%.  

“We are absolutely delighted with what has been another exceptional year,” said head teacher Peter Beighton.

“We are really proud that once again our students of all abilities have really excelled and exceeded our high expectations. I would like to acknowledge the enormous amount of hard work and commitment of staff and students and thank our parents for unstinting support.”

25th August 2016 1:12pm

Strong results at William Farr

Students at William Farr have achieved a strong set of results again this year.

Three quarters of students achieved five A-C English and maths while the number of students receiving five A – Cs overall was 85% – the third best in the last decade.

Headteacher Andy Stones said: “ After a great set of A level results we are delighted to see another set of superb results.

“The students and staff have excelled themselves once again and we are proud of the achievements of our school community.”

25th August 2016 1:22pm

Holy Family Catholic Academy substantially above target

Holy Family Catholic Academy in Cleethorpes are delighted to report a progress 8 score of +0.24.

This figure is substantially above the floor target of -0.5 and well above the expected progress figure of zero and demonstrates that students at Holy Family Catholic Academy make better than expected progress.

Jason Thurley, Acting Headteacher said: “These results confirm Holy Family Catholic Academy position as a Good school where all students irrespective of their background or ability are supported to achieve beyond their expectations.

“I wish our students moving on to further education, employment and training continued success.”

25th August 2016 1:25pm

Sir Robert Pattinson Academy receives best results in school’s history

Students at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, North Hykeham, have produced the best set of GCSE results in the school’s history.

A total of 92.3 per cent of pupils achieved a grade A* to C in English – up almost 12 per cent on last year’s figure – and almost 77 per cent of students passed English and maths grade A* to C.

Headteacher Helen Renard said she was delighted with this year’s results.

She said: “These are the best results the school has ever had and are testament to the hard work the students and staff have put in.

“An increase of almost 10 per cent on the number of pupils who have achieved the EBacc is outstanding.

“Our figure of 40 per cent should put us well above the national average.”

25th August 2016 1:35pm

Sir William Robertson Academy ecstatic with results

Pupils from Sir William Robertson Academy, Welbourn are delighted with their GCSE success with many gaining A* across several subjects.

Mr Mark Guest, Headteacher said: “We are delighted with the performance of our GCSE students. 75% of our students gained 5 GCSEs at grade C or above.

“This is a reflection of our students’ fantastic hard work and commitment, the outstanding teaching they received from our talented team of teachers and the unswerving support of their parents.

“Record numbers of our students are returning to our Sixth Form in September and we look forward to welcoming them onto our A Level and vocational courses as the school continues to go from strength to strength.”

25th August 2016 1:49pm

Minister of State for Schools gives his view on today’s results

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said: “The hard work and determination of hundreds of thousands of 16-year-olds will be rewarded today as they collect their GCSE results; qualifications that are the gateway to the next stage of their education.

“We want to make our country a place where there is no limit on anyone’s ambition or what they can achieve – that’s why we are working to ensure there are even more high-quality schools in every part of the country.

“And I am pleased to see that there are more GCSEs being taken in the core academic subjects, those that give students a wider range of opportunities.

“And for those 17-year-olds who have struggled to achieve good grades in maths, we are seeing 4,000 more successful retakes of those exams, delivering better prospects for every one of those young people.‎”


25th August 2016 1:59pm

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School student wows with amazing results

Amrit Grantham recieved 1 A* and 4 Distinction A*s in his GCSEs today.

Well done Amrit!

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25th August 2016 2:14pm

Caistor Grammer School put at the top of Lincolnshire for results

100% of students at Caistor Grammer School gained six A*-C grades at GCSE.

With 99% of students receiving A*-C grades including maths and English, this puts the school at the top of Lincolnshire for yet another yet.

25th August 2016 2:32pm

More happy faces at Sir William Robertson Academy

25th August 2016 2:41pm

Lincoln University Technical College celebrate first set of GCSE results

Following outstanding Sixth Form A Level and BTEC results announced last week, Lincoln UTC students are today celebrating their GCSE examination results.

Dr Rona Mackenzie, Principal, said: “Our students join us from  across  the  county.

“They  join  the  UTC  with  a  diverse  range  of  experiences,  skills  and knowledge.

“Our  students  and  staff  have  worked  exceptionally  hard  during  the  first  two years  since  the  UTC  opened.

“We  are  delighted  and  proud  to  have  secured  such  a  great set  of  results.

“Our  students  have  secured  exceptional  Post  16  opportunities,  including impressive  Apprenticeships.”