Recap: Lincolnshire GCSE results day 2017

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Students in schools across Greater Lincolnshire have received 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.

Take a look back through our live blog for updates on results as they came in from across the county:

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24th August 2017 8:59am

Hello and welcome to those of you joining us on Thursday, August 24, 2017 for GCSE results day.

I’m Sarah Barker and I will be bringing you the latest news and updates from across the county.

24th August 2017 9:09am

Changes to GCSE results

This year will see more changes to the way results are marked and information about school performance will be slightly different from previous years.

In English and Mathematics, pupils will receive numbers rather than letters on a scale from 1 to 9. The top ‘grade’ is 9 and the lowest 1.

In all other subjects, grade letters will remain. i.e. grade letters from G to A* with G being the lowest.

In this new system a grade 4 will be equivalent to an old grade C. This is now considered a ‘standard’ pass.

24th August 2017 9:16am

Tollbar Academy celebrates GCSE success

Tollbar Academy in Grimsby is celebrating another very successful year of GCSE results, with 70% of students achieving at least a standard pass in Maths and English.

84% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English with 68% achieving a strong pass. 74% of students achieved at least a standard pass in Maths.

100% of students achieved Biology and Physics grades (A*-C), with 61% of each achieving grades A*-A; 97% achieved Chemistry (A*-C), with 63% achieving grades A*-A.

Stephen Moon, Principal of Tollbar Academy, said: “I am very pleased with the results this summer, especially set against a backdrop of uncertainty with new examinations.

“The students and staff have worked extremely hard to produce yet another set of very successful GCSE results, which will enable the students to move on to the next stage of their education.”

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24th August 2017 9:29am

Fantastic GCSE results at Cleethorpes Academy

Cleethorpes Academy is celebrating yet another year of highly successful GCSE results, with 63% of students achieving at least a standard pass in Maths and English.

72% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English and 71% achieved at least a standard pass in Maths.

76% of students achieved two Sciences (A*-C); 73% History (A*-C); 100% Music and Performing Arts (A*-C); 90% Art (A*-C); 72% French (A*-C) and 95% Textiles (A*-C).

Principal Janice Hornby said: “The hard work of students and staff has come to fruition and these results reflect the dedication of everyone at Cleethorpes Academy to succeed.

“We are also very grateful to Tollbar Multi Academy Trust for their support throughout the year.”

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24th August 2017 10:04am

Congratulations from across the county

24th August 2017 10:11am

Good GCSE results for Skegness Academy pupils

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

Jo Edwards, Principal, said: “Skegness Academy has faced significant uncertainty this year whilst also managing the national changes in the exam structures.

“This has impacted on our Key Stage 4 results which are not as strong as we would wish them to be, however we are proud of the many students who have made progress.

“We are also pleased to report that the vast majority of our pupils will be going onto further education, training or employment.”

24th August 2017 10:19am

Smiling faces at Lincoln Minster!

Good to see so many smiling faces at Lincoln Minster School this morning! Good luck to all those receiving their GCSE results today.


24th August 2017 10:31am

Final GCSE results for Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College

Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College is today celebrating its final GCSE results before it joins Tollbar Multi Academy Trust and becomes Louth Academy later this year.

43% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English and Maths under the government’s new measurement system.

In English, 62% achieved at least a standard pass in English, with 34% achieving at least a strong pass in English. In Maths, 43% achieved at least a standard pass.

Matthew Dunn, Deputy Headteacher of MDTC, said: “I am extremely proud of all of our young people, who have demonstrated resilience and determination throughout the year, and I wish them all the best for the future.”

24th August 2017 10:38am

Lincoln Minster School pupils celebrate exam success

Lincoln Minster School pupils are celebrating exam success today as the school continued its strong academic tradition of attaining excellent grades following the release of this year’s GCSE examination results.

Many of the pupils receiving their results today will now progress into the school’s Sixth Form which achieved outstanding A Level results last week.

Headmaster Mark Wallace said: “I am delighted with the GCSE results achieved by our pupils this year. This is a result of hard work, resilience and exceptional commitment to their studies.

“These results also demonstrate the dedication of our remarkable staff who have given additional time and support whenever it is required.

“I am certain our pupils will continue to excel as they move into Sixth Form and take full advantage of the outstanding opportunities available to them here at Lincoln Minster School.”

24th August 2017 10:42am

84% Lincoln UTC students pass nine or more exams

Lincoln UTC students performed exceptionally well in their GCSE examinations, with the results, released today showing that 84% candidates passed nine or more courses and 70% achieved at least five A* to C grades, including Maths and English.

Paul Batterbury, Interim Principal, said: “It prepares all our students for the next stage of their academic career, whether it is through a highly valued and competitive apprenticeship, a place at college to pursue a vocation or to study Level 3 courses in the UTC’s Sixth Form.

“All our students have benefited from their two years at Lincoln UTC, learning valuable skills that make them workplace ready with qualifications to match.”

24th August 2017 10:50am

Students at Queen Elizabeth’s High School receive outstanding results

Students at Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough have again done well in their GCSEs particularly considering the significant changes to GCSE that have occurred this year.

Forty-six (26%) of students gained 7 or more GCSEs graded A (or equivalent) and above.

98% gained 5A*-C including English and Maths

David Allsop, Headteacher, said: “It has been a particularly difficult year for the teachers at QEHS to prepare their students for the new GCSE qualifications in English and Mathematics as we have not had past papers to guide us with the new specifications.

“I am particularly pleased that 100% of the students who the government considers to be disadvantaged have gained the 5A*-C including English and Maths measure.

“Overall, students at QEHS have worked hard and got the grades they deserve which means that they have a wide choice of options post 16.”

(Photo: Queen Elizabeth’s High School)

24th August 2017 10:59am

Skegness Grammar School students celebrate GCSE results

Year 11 students at Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, celebrated their academic achievements when they opened their long-awaited GCSE results today.

Skegness Grammar School saw some impressive grades, particularly in English and Maths with almost 100% of students achieving the new GCSE measure of 9 – 4 across each subject.

Heather Scott, Principal at Skegness Grammar School, said: “These results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students.

“It is wonderful to see them achieve their aspirations and we believe that they will all go on to achieve their future goals.”


24th August 2017 11:09am

Continued success for the outstanding Academy Grimsby

The Academy Grimsby (TAG) are celebrating as their work-related pathways combined with GCSEs proves once again to be a huge success.  

With 60% of students gaining good quality GCSEs in English and maths, and with the numbers achieving above benchmark grades improving significantly on 2016.

Paul Thundercliffe, Head Teacher at TAG said: “These results prove our commitment to offering a vibrant and meaningful learning environment for everybody.  By linking academic and vocational education we are giving young people more opportunities for their future.

“I am delighted with the results, particularly in the new English and Maths qualifications.”

Debra Gray, Principal at the Grimsby Institute added:
“This is our second set of GCSE results at TAG and these results are a testament to their hard work.  

“It has been an absolute pleasure to see how they have grown and developed. They are a credit to their parents, carers and TAG.”

24th August 2017 11:15am

GCSE success at King Edward VI Grammar School

Twenty-six students at King Edward VI Grammar School in Louth got eight or more GCSE at A*/A or the or the new GCSE Mathematics and English equivalents of 7, 8 & 9.

James Lascelles, Headmaster said: “We have been recently ranked by the Real Schools Guide as the number one education provider in the local area and this year group is a real testament to what that guide stands for; high quality teaching, an emphasis not just on the results achieved but on how much additional value we add.

“We believe in nurturing and encouraging individuals, working with children and that clear message has worked its magic once again.

“My wholehearted congratulations to the staff and the pupils for a tremendous team effort.”

24th August 2017 11:27am

Exceptional GCSE results at Somercotes Academy

Somercotes Academy is today celebrating another exceptional year of GCSE results, with 67% of students achieving at least a standard pass in Maths and English.

This year 80% of students achieved at least a standard pass in English with 53% achieving a strong pass in English. 71% of students achieved  at least a standard pass in Maths with 43% achieving a strong pass in Maths.

Caroline Yates, Somercotes Academy Principal, said: “I am very proud of the students and staff today. Achieving good results in English and Maths is vital for these students to move forward with the courses they have chosen post-16.

“I am very grateful to the Multi Academy Trust for the substantial level of support they have given to enable our young people to do so well. The teaching staff have worked tirelessly to assist the students to achieve these results, with many hours of extra-curricular revision classes. ”

24th August 2017 11:33am

Priory LSST happy with GCSE results

The Priory Academy LSST in Lincoln is celebrating an excellent set of results achieved by its Year 11 students.

More than 40 per cent of the grades awarded were in the highest ranges – A* to A or equivalent. At the same time, 90 per cent of students were above the core English and Maths threshold.

Headteacher Jane Hopkinson said: “There have been some outstanding success stories in our GCSEs and I have been delighted with how the year group has worked throughout the year, culminating in such an impressive set of results.

“We look forward to continuing our students’ development in the Sixth Form and setting them on the path to future success.”

24th August 2017 11:39am

Smiles all round!

Some very happy students at Lincoln Castle Academy this morning! 

24th August 2017 11:46am

Boston High School maintain impressive GCSE results in a time of change

Boston High School is celebrating today after achieving another set of impressive GCSE results. 

Nearly 5% of all grades in English and Maths were awarded the new Grade 9, this is the highest possible award exceeding the previous top mark of A*.

Over 20% of all pupils gained a grade 7 or higher, equivalent to A and A* in both English and Maths.

Head teacher Mr Andrew Fulbrook said: “We are delighted with our students GCSE results.

“Once again, the students and staff have worked extremely hard to uphold our remarkable grades.”

24th August 2017 11:51am

Success at Carre’s Grammar School

It has been yet another successful year for our Year 11 students at Carre’s Grammar School in Sleaford, with 95% of the students securing 5A*-C grades or their equivalent.

A spokesperson for the school said: “There has been much talk in the media recently about the exams, with the introduction of more rigorous course content and new grades, and they have undoubtedly become tougher, so we are delighted that the efforts of our students, staff and the support of parents have been rewarded by such good results.

“We pride ourselves on teaching beyond the exam requirements at GCSE, on not ‘spoon-feeding’ our students, while also enabling them to engage in a very busy programme of enrichment activities, which see Carre’s students moving on to the next level, be it to do A levels, BTEC diplomas, college courses, apprenticeships or employment, and this is cause for celebration.”

24th August 2017 11:57am

Congratulations from Minister of State for Schools

School Standards Minister, Nick Gibb, said: “Today, hundreds of thousands of 16-year-olds find out the results of 2 years or more of hard work and study. They will now move onto the next phase of their education well equipped for what lies ahead and I would like to thank their teachers whose dedication and hard work has helped them achieve success.

“The government’s new gold-standard GCSEs in English and maths have been benchmarked against the best in the world, raising academic standards for pupils. These reforms represent another step in our drive to raise standards, so that pupils have the knowledge and skills they need to compete in a global workplace.

“The fruits of these reforms will be seen in the years to come, but already pupils and teachers are rising to the challenge with more than 50,000 top 9 grades awarded across the new GCSEs and more than two thirds of entries sitting the tougher English and maths exams securing a grade 4 or C and above – a standard pass.

“As we saw with last week’s new A-levels, we are beginning to see our reforms translating into higher standards, improving opportunities and the life chances of millions of young people and helping to fulfil the voracious demand for knowledgeable and skilled young people from Britain’s dynamic and growing economy.”

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24th August 2017 12:03pm

Delighted GCSE Students at Sir William Robertson Academy

Students from Sir William Robertson Academy, Welbourn are delighted with their GCSE success with many gaining A* and grades 8 and 9 across several subjects.

Mark Guest, Headteacher said:  “The school matched its excellent results from last year with 54% of students gaining GCSEs in English and Maths at grades 4-9. 

“This is an outstanding achievement as the new GCSEs are designed to be much tougher and to raise the bar for all students nationally. 

“Our congratulations go to all of our students and their families.  In the light of these excellent results we are looking forward to welcoming record numbers into our Sixth Form.”

24th August 2017 12:12pm

Strong results at Sir Robert Pattinson School

Results at Sir Robert Pattinson have been strong once again, amid the huge changes to the curriculum and a new grading systems.

Nearly 60% of all students achieved five A* – C GCSE passes – or their new grade equivalents.

It was another particularly good year for English students with nearly eight in ten sitting the exam scoring grades between 9 and 4 (A* to C), and 66.5 per cent achieving the same grades in Maths.

Head teacher Helen Renard said: “We are really proud of the whole school community. They have shown such resilience, hard work and drive to reach their potential.

“The school works really hard to ensure our students are prepared for a successful and happy life and their academic achievement is one major step in that journey.

“We look forward to welcoming many of them back to the school to continue their studies.”


24th August 2017 12:21pm

The Priory Ruskin Academy celebrate excellent results

The Priory Ruskin Academy in Grantham is celebrating another excellent GCSE year which continues the academy’s strong and sustained performance.

Headteacher Rachel Wyles said: “The students and staff should be incredibly proud of their achievements which are a direct result of their hard work, energy and drive.”

24th August 2017 12:39pm

King Edward VI Academy students celebrate their achievements

Year 11 students at Spilsby’s King Edward VI Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, celebrated their academic achievements when they opened their long-awaited GCSE results today.

Jo Myhill-Johnson, Principal at King Edward VI Academy, said: “Our students have celebrated some excellent performances today. 

“For example, Keaton Wood deserves special recognition having achieved 11 GCSEs at A* – C, including seven at A* or A grade or equivalent.

“This is an incredible achievement and underlines the strong work ethic at our school.”

24th August 2017 12:50pm

National figures

Today’s  GCSE results show:

  • Across English language, English literature and maths, there were 51,257 grade 9s awarded
  • Entries in the reformed GCSE subjects of English language, English literature and maths all increased from last year
  • There have been record entries into geography GCSEs this year
  • Post-16 attainment for a standard pass in English has risen from 24.4% last year, to 31.1% in England
  • Attainment in modern foreign languages remains broadly stable, including French, German and Spanish
  • More pupils appear to be taking their maths GCSEs at a time that is right for them as early entries in maths reduced by 64.6%, but the number of entries gaining a grade 9 is at 13.3%, compared to 3.5% overall

24th August 2017 12:56pm

The Priory City of Lincoln Academy ‘delighted’ with results

The Priory City of Lincoln Academy says it is delighted with a series of notable achievements across all GCSE subjects.

Headteacher Richard Trow said: “We are extremely pleased with the number of successful outcomes for our students.

“They have worked very hard for the last two years and they fully deserve today’s success.”

24th August 2017 1:01pm

Happy students at Priory LSST



24th August 2017 1:07pm

Charles Read Academy students receiving amazing results

Year 11 students at Corby Glen’s Charles Read Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, celebrated their academic achievements when they opened their long-awaited GCSE results today.

Robert Sloan, Principal at Charles Read Academy, said: “At Charles Read Academy we have high academic expectations and this is embedded in the culture of the academy, which was rated as ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted in January.

“All of our students are encouraged to work hard and fulfil their ambitions and we have seen some incredible individual achievements today.”

24th August 2017 1:12pm

More happy students at Cleethorpes Academy!


24th August 2017 1:20pm

Kesteven and Sleaford High School receive fantastic results

Kesteven and Sleaford High School is celebrating the fantastic achievements of its GCSE students in this year of significant national change both in terms of grading of English and Maths GCSEs and more challenging syllabus content.

42% of all grades achieved by Year 11 students were at the very highest A* /A / 7+ grades, a fantastic achievement for hard working students. 95% of students achieved at least 5 GCSE grades A*-C/ 4+ including English and Maths.  

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

“Their hard work means they are really well placed for the next stage of their education.”

24th August 2017 1:26pm

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24th August 2017 1:31pm

Spalding High School ‘pleased’ with this year’s GCSE results

The High School are very pleased that the students have done so well in the newly reformed GCSE subjects, a set of examinations widely being described as the hardest since the old O Levels.

99% of all students have achieved a Grade 4 or higher in English which is defined as the new “standard pass” which is an increase on last year’s result and 95% achieved a Grade 5+ (“good pass”), which is comparable.

Results in Mathematics are also comparable with last year with 95% achieving a Grade 4 or higher. 94% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in both English and Mathematics.

M.K.Anderson, Headmistress, said: “We are very pleased with the GCSE results that our Year 11 students have achieved this year.  “

24th August 2017 1:36pm

More smiles at Tollbar Academy:

24th August 2017 1:40pm

Another good year for Branston Community Academy

Students at Branston Community Academy has another good year with achievement and progress ahead of expectations.

Two in every three pupils achieved A* to C – or the equivalent under the new grades – with progress across the board very strong again.

Headteacher Peter Beighton said: “We are delighted that the collective hard work of students and staff has been rewarded with such a good set of results.

“The changes to the curriculum and assessment this year have resulted in even greater demands on both students and staff. The response to that from our school has been typically wonderful and I am delighted that students have exceeded expectations yet again.”

24th August 2017 1:45pm

The Priory Witham Academy achieve good results

The Priory Witham Academy in Lincoln has paid tribute to the combined efforts of its school community in achieving a range of successful GCSE outcomes.

Headteacher Andrew Madge said: “Students, staff and parents have worked tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcomes. All the hard work has paid off with students achieving results we are all proud of.

“Students are going on to continue their education in a variety of ways – including Sixth Form studies, Priory Training courses and a range of apprenticeships. All of them deserve praise and recognition for what they have achieved.”

(Photo: Priory Witham Academy)

24th August 2017 1:54pm

Impressive grades for students at Humberston Academy

Year 11 students at Grimsby’s Humberston Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, celebrated their academic achievements when they opened their long-awaited GCSE results today.

Humberston Academy has continued to improve its high standards, with 81% of students achieving the new GCSE standards of 9-4 in English, while 78% of students achieved this new measure in Maths.

Matt Watling, Principal at Humberston Academy, said: “In a year when the way that GCSEs are measured has changed, our students have embraced the challenge and achieved results of which we are all immensely proud.

“Our school is committed to developing the talents of our students. We have seen some incredible grades in a wide range of subjects, with impressive outcomes in English and Maths in particular.

“It is a great privilege to lead a school with such an incredible group of students, who are well supported by a very talented and committed staff body. These wonderful results have only been possible thanks to all of their dedication and hard work.”

24th August 2017 2:05pm

The Priory Ruskin Academy in Grantham is celebrating another excellent GCSE year

24th August 2017 2:15pm

King’s School Grantham delighted with results

100% of students attained five GCSE passes including English and Mathematics.

F. Hedley, Head Master, said: “All students are to be congratulated.  

“These results are the outcome of a great deal of hard work on the part of students and staff alike.

“ Though the pressure on students is considerable, at King’s we remain committed to a fully rounded education.”

(Photo: King’s School Grantham)

24th August 2017 2:20pm

Amazing results and smiling faces at Sir William Robertson Academy

24th August 2017 2:25pm

Havelock Academy celebrates GCSE results

Year 11 students at Grimsby’s Havelock Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, celebrated their academic achievements when they opened their long-awaited GCSE results today.

Wendy Jackson, Principal at Havelock Academy, said: “We have seen some excellent individual performances this year, including students achieving the new Grade 9 in English and Maths, which is a great achievement.”

24th August 2017 2:36pm

GCSE students excelling at William Farr School

Students at William Farr achieved one of the highest pass rates it has ever recorded in this year’s GCSE results and across all subjects a third of grades were A* or A – the highest level the school has ever achieved.

A remarkable 85% of exams sat by the 233 pupils at the Welton school resulted in grades A* – C, including the new Maths and English equivalents.

Headteacher Andy Stones said: “We are absolutely delighted with this year’s results. They mark a real high spot in the school’s history.

“This set of results is even more stunning given the difficulty of the new qualifications and the complexity of the changes.”

(Photo: William Farr School)

24th August 2017 2:45pm

Exceptional results at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School

60% of students at Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School have gained a pass in English and Maths.  

This is a 12% improvement on last year and a 17% improvement since 2015. 

A spokesperson for the school said: “We are exceptionally proud of our results this year. 

“Our English results have improved by 17% in one year and our maths by 10%.

“Our students have gained the grades they deserve and our staff have worked exceptionally hard to help them every step of the way.

“This is a great day for LCHS – the best results for over a decade!”

24th August 2017 2:55pm

Somercotes Academy is celebrating another exceptional year of GCSE results:

24th August 2017 3:00pm

Well that just about wraps up our coverage of GCSE results day in Lincolnshire this year.

Congratulations to all of you who got the results you worked so hard for!