PICTURES AND VIDEO: Lincolnshire GCSE results
Lincolnshire GCSE students are finding out their results today.
We'll be updating this page throughout the day with pictures, video, reaction and results.
Amid the scenes of joy across the county, there is one particularly poignant and sad story. Roy Hazlehurst, a teacher at North Kesteven School, has died.
Students from Lincoln talk about receiving their GCSE grades - and what they plan to do next year
- Staff and pupils at William Farr are celebrating today after achieving GCSE grades higher than last year.
The Welton-based school has seen an impressive 83 per cent of pupils receive five GCSEs with grades of A* to C.
Pupils at William Farr celebrate their results
Nearly a quarter of all pupils received five A and A* grades and 17 per cent of students were awarded eight A* and A grades.
Three quarters of the 238 pupils at the school achieved grades of A* to C in English, maths and science. Almost a third of every exam sat at the school resulted in an A* or A grade.
Grades between A* to C in the core subjects of maths and English also performed well with 93 per cent and 83 per cent respectively.
William Farr headteacher Andy Stones said: “We are very pleased with the results this year.
“Despite some trepidation about how changes may affect results we have seen some impressive marks.
“In the key A* to C grades we have performed better than last year and significantly better than last year’s national average and we are delighted with that.”
- North Kesteven School is celebrating the best GCSE results in the school’s history.
Ninety-six per cent of pupils gained five A*-C passes.
Headteacher Martin Connor said: “The results are tremendous and due reward for the combined efforts of students, staff and parents.
“I thank them all and look forward to NK’s continuing and future success.”
- At Robert Pattinson School, 87 per cent of pupils achieved five A*-C grades which is up on last year.
Twenty per cent of entries were top grades of A* or A.
Claire Saxby got five A* grades, Ross Hancock recorded five A*’s, four A grades and two B grades while Ella Goddard got three A* results and eight A’s.
- Following hard on the heels of a record-breaking A-levels return, GCSE results at Caistor Grammar School today have also emphasised the school’s position as one of the leading academic achievers in the country.
Delighted headmaster Roger Hale described Caistor’s GCSE perfect scores as “stunning and wonderful.”
The 96 students established a new school record for the English Baccalaureate - with 82 per cent achieving it.
Every CGS student achieved five A* to C passes including English and maths - the Government’s benchmark of choice - for the fifth year running.
And all the school’s GCSE entrants achieved seven A* to C passes including English and maths for the third year running.
It was the eighth successive year that Caistor Grammar School had achieved a 100 per cent five A* to C pass rate.
In all, 69 per cent of students gained five A* or A passes and 50 per cent gained eight or more passes at A* or A.
The students averaged 11.2 passes each, which is also a new school record.
Annabel May led the way with 12 A*s. Sreemoyee Ghosh, Alexandra McNeil and Sophie Thrippleton all got 11 A*s and one A.
And no fewer than 13 students gained all A* or A passes in their exams. The other nine were Max Vasey, Oriane Lister, Remi Simpson, Ben Stacey, Benjamin Walkling, Sophie Hollows, Sheehan Quirke, Cordelia Sheridan and Phoebe Atkin.
“We expect that these results will put CGS among the leading schools for GCSEs in the country once again,” Mr Hale said.
- Headteacher Ellenor Beighton only had praise this morning for the individual efforts of all 145 of the 14 and 15-year-olds who took GCSEs at Market Rasen De Aston School.
Abigail Woolley, Elisabeth Davidson, Courtney Baxter
She said they all had to be commended for their Year 11 results after a significant number of students gained the top A* and A grades.
Marco Chow got 10 A* or A grades, along with Thomas Brocklebank and Courtney Baxter who achieved eight subjects at the highest level.
Elisabeth Davidson, Cherie Macmillan and Georgia Willey achieved seven A* or A grades. But the top spot went to Abigail Woolley with A* or A results in all 11 GCSEs.
Georgia Willey, Lizzie Connolly
“I wish to congratulate all the students who did GCSE and vocational qualifications for their dedication and hard work,” Mrs Beighton said.
“Looking at what we know so far, there are many students who can be rightly proud of their achievements.
“There are some super results at the highest grades in both traditional GCSEs and also applied courses.”
- There were plenty of smiling faces at Kesteven and Sleaford Selective High School Academy
Bronia Zbrzezniak, 16, from Kelby, got 10 A*'s and 1 A.
She said: "I'm so happy. Couldn't have got much better than that. I've worked really hard."
Bronia will stay on at KSHSSA for Alevels to do three sciences and history.
Bianca Erwee, 16, from Digby, got 9 A*'s and a B plus a B in additional maths.
She said: "I'm really pleased. It's a good day. My parents are taking me clothes shopping to celebrate."
Students celebrate their success
- Pupils also celebrated at St George's Academy, in Sleaford.
Daniel Garfoot 16, from Sleaford, got 1 A*, 4 B's and 3 C's.
He said: "I'm really pleased, it's been worth the hard work."
- There was success, too, at Carre's Grammar School, in Sleaford.
Tom Broughton, who got 7 C's, with Sam Butler who was about to pick up his results.
The pass rate was more than 99 per cent 5 A*-C with just under 50 per cent of the grades being A*/A.
Among those who performed well, were: Xavier Cunago (13A*), Jonathan Gilmore (10A*/4A), Andrew Parsons (9A*/2A), Joe Tomlinson (9A*/2A), Joe Dennis (8A*/3A), Jacob Kirwin (8A*/3A), Christian Mutti (8A*/3A), Freddie Carter (7*/3A/1B), Isaac Charlton (8A*/2A/1B), James Colston (7*A/4A), Louis Kelk (6A*/4A/1B), Kieran Sloan (5A*/6A), Venson Pang (5A*/4A and engineering diploma), Jack Walker (5A*/5A/1B), James Larking (4A*/6A/1B), Connor Watts (3A*/9A), Tom Wilson (3A*/5A and engineering diploma), Jack Ketch (3A*/8A), Matthew Killen (3A*/7A/1B), Oscar White (2A*/6A/1B and engineering diploma), Matthew Welch (1A*/8A and engineering diploma).
- The all-boys King’s School at Grantham saw its five-or-more GCSE A* to C returns bridge the gap from the near-perfect 99.3 per cent in 2012 to 100 per cent.
And from 51 per cent of all subject entries returning either A* or A grades last year, the figure improved to 52.8 per cent.
Individually, John Bowskill and Ross McIntyre shared the school honours with 12 A*s and one A apiece, while Jacob Morton and Nathan Peters each got 11 A*s and two As.
Cameron McIntosh secured 11A*s and an A and James Kearney 10A*s and two As.
King’s School headteacher Frank Hedley said: “These outstanding results are the result of high aspiration, a smart approach to academic study and a great deal of hard work.
“I am extremely proud, particularly as the national crackdown on grade inflation has begun to have an impact.
“Last year’s results were a tough act to follow, yet these are the best on record for our school.
“Our students not only achieve well in external examinations, but they are articulate and well-adjusted young people with wide interests beyond their timetabled lessons.
“This is combined with a commitment to making a positive contribution to society.”
- Staff and students at King Edward VI Academy are celebrating after the academy once again achieved impressive GCSE results.
King Edward VI was among the most improved schools in the country in 2012 when the number of students achieving 5 A*-Cs, including maths and English, improved by 28 percentage points – rising from 38 per cent to 66 per cent.
This year students have maintained the standards set, as 63 per cent achieved the government headline measure.
Margaret Reeve, Principal, was delighted with the results.
She said: “Our students have once again shown that hard work and sheer determination lead to outstanding performances across the board.
“What is really pleasing is that the results show we have strengthened key areas in the academy. Maths and English are among our best performing subjects and we have a strong mix of academic success and outstanding performances in vocational courses.
“What this means is that every one of our students has achieved at least five GCSEs or equivalent; with the majority of students achieving many more. Good teaching and strong parental support are at the heart of this, so as a community we should be rightly proud of our young people.”
Kavan Martin and Nereece Mesney achieved 13 A*-C grades: Sophie Harvey, Jack Wadner and Kalie Wood achieved 12 A*-C grades with Seth Baker, Jermaine Cox, Jordan Henley, Molly Ford, Jordan Deakin, Tom Higginson, Liam Hudson, Jake Seal, Holly Stewart and Matthew West achieving 11 A*-C grades.
Starr Halley, who was selected to carry the Olympic Torch through Skegness after battling a brain tumour, also achieved a set of excellent results – receiving eight GCSEs at C or above.
- More than 40 teenagers at Gainsborough Queen Elizabeth’s High School – almost one-in-four of the 170-plus GCSE candidates – gained eight or more A* or A grades this morning.
Year 11 students also took AS levels a year early and passed a total of 1,845 exams between them.
With 79 per cent passing at least one A* or A GCSE, 94.5 per cent got five or more A* to C grades, 93 per cent A* to C including English and maths – and 31 gained 10 or more A or A* grades, a 72 per cent increase on last year.
Overall, 44 per cent of individual returns were five or more A* and A grades.
Hannah Brown gained 13A and A* grades, 11 at A* and two A grades at AS; Alice Fogg gained 11 A and A* grades, nine at A* and two AS levels; Barnaby Fogg passed 12 A and A*, nine at A* and three A grades at AS level; Chris Fogg passed 10 A and A* grades, eight at A* and three AS levels, two at A grade; Holly Girven gained 11 A and A* grades, eight at A* and three AS levels; Sophie Hattersley gained 13 A and A* grades, nine at A* and three A grades at AS; Ruth Lee gained 13 A and A* grades, 10 A* and two A grades at AS level; Adam Vaughan gained 12 A and A* grades, 10 A* and an A grade at AS.
Justyn Adams-Pattison gained 12 A and A* grades, eight at A* and one A grade at AS; Tanmay Anand gained 11 A and A* grades, one A grade at AS; Milly Anderson gained 11 A and A* grades.
QEHS headteacher David Allsop said: ““It is almost impossible to imagine the amount of work and effort that has gone into the 1,845 qualifications gained by our students this year.
“Each one equates to hours of preparation by the students alongside marking and assessment by the teachers. We should recognise and celebrate the achievements of QEHS students and staff this year.
“The national headlines have spoken about GCSE exams becoming easier, but it is my belief that students are working harder than ever to gain the qualifications they need for their next steps in life.
“We should never forget the difficult personal circumstances some of our students have - and still do well at GCSE.”
- Giles Academy, in Old Leake, are pleased to report their best overall exam results.
Students in 2013 have set a new high of 95 per cent getting 5 A*-C. The new English Baccalaureate, introduced in 2012, showed a big increase in 2013 with the number of students gaining A*-C in English, Maths, History, Science, and MFL rising to 8 per cent.
Giles Academy students perform the Usain Bolt celebration
Best individual performance came from Danielle Tooley with 7 A*s and 4 As. Next came Luke Trodd with 5 A*s, 5 As and a ‘B’
- Skegness Academy students celebrated with 100 per cent of pupils at the gaining five or more GCSE passes (A*-C).
A further 51 per cent of pupils have gained five or more GCSE passes (A*-C) including English and mathematics.
The results are way above the current national target for pass rates at GCSE (40 per cent) and also exceed the 50 per cent national pass rate which will come into effect in 2015.
Students with particular reason to celebrate include Luke Bailey who achieved 17 grade Cs or above, Connor Harper who achieved 16 grade Cs or above, Sophie Millward with 16 grade Cs or above and Joe Marshall who gained A* in English accompanied with a large composite of A and B grades.
Principal, Ian Corns, said: “The results for this year are testimony to the hard work and commitment of all staff and pupils. Mathematics results have shown even greater improvement this year which could not have occurred without strong and consistent management strategies having been put in place. Well done to everybody.
“This examination success and the new buildings now completed for the start of term bode well for even greater levels of success in 2013/14.”
- At Haven High Academy 63 per cent of students gained five top A*-C GCSE grades this year and 79 per cent of students gained 10 or more qualifications.
Executive head teacher Adrian Reed said: "I am delighted that the work of students and staff and the support of parents and families has paid dividends.
"As an all ability academy I am particularly pleased that 100% of students gained qualifications (98% gaining 5 or more GCSEs) ranging from the very highest of GCSE academic achievements to equally important practical, skill based qualifications”.
High performers included Mastervilla Esprit (7 A*s, 6 A’s and a B), Michaela Marshall (6 A*s, 5 A’s and a B), Megan Coleman (4 A*’s, 3 B’s and 5 C’s), Kenedy Mitcham (4 A*’s 2 A’s 3 B’s and 5 C’s), Megan Anthony (3 A’s, 4 B’s and 4 C’s), Elizabeth Hardstaff (3 A’s, 4 B’s and 4 C’s, Kirsty Overton (3 A’s, 5 B’s and 4 C’s) Layne Boyden (2 A*’s, 9 B’s and 4 C’s), Josh Howitt (2 A*’s, 6 B’s and 7 C’s), Mark Giddins (2 A*’s, 3 B’s and 6 C’s)and Sam Hallam (3 A’s, 3 B’s and 4 C’s).
This was the second year in which results of students from the former St Bede’s Catholic Science College were combined with Haven High.
- Boston High School students again celebrated success.
One hundred per cent of students gained five A* to C grades in five or more subjects.
Seventy per cent of students gained passes at A*, A or B grades.
Rachel Sinha gained an incredible 12 passes at A*.
Seven students passing 11 subjects with all A* and A grades: Caitlin Gallagher (9 A*s and 2 grade As), Imogen Roberts (5 A*s and 6 grade As), Natasha Sajrani (3 A*s and 9 Grade As), Chloe Hempsall (3 A*s and 8 grade As), Laura Kirk (1 A* and 10 grade As), Sarah Robinson (2 A*s and 8 As) and Carly Dell with an A* and 10 A grade passes.
Kathryn Tebbs, Ieva Lipska and Rosie Bowen all passed 11 GCSEs with 10 of these being A* or A grades.
In the context of the rising grade boundaries and an increased focus on raising standards , the students at Boston High School have continued to achieve amongst the top marks in the country in every subject.
Acting Headteacher, Wendy Costin-Morris said, ‘ These students can look forward to starting on their A level courses and other paths with confidence and the knowledge that they have the securest of groundings . They should be very proud of themselves .I am sure that they will go on to enjoy their studies and produce excellent results as they go through the sixth form.’
- All pupils who attended William Lovell Church of England Academy achieved at least five GCSE passes and 48 per cent of pupils achieved at least five GCSEs passes at A*-C, with many achieving A and B grades.
The academy's intake encompasses the full range of ability with no entry selection or filtering.
- More than 70 per cent of students at Branston Community Academy have gained at least five high grade passes, including English and maths.
- Boston Grammar School saw strong performances in business studies, chemistry, English literature, history, maths and physics.
Of 882 examination entries in total, 309 yielded A* or A grades, while 36 per cent of Year 11 students gained at least five A* or A grades.
Among those who performed well, were: James Buckley (5A* 4A B), Nicholas Doddrell (10 A*, 1A), Shehryar Khan (10A*, 1A), John Lisle (8A*, 3A, 1B), Tobias Long (7A*, 3A, 1B), Jack Taylor (8A*, 3A).
Principal, Paul Marsh, said, “Each year, I am delighted to see the hard work of so many students rewarded. We sometimes get obsessed within the education system by league tables, QCDA points scores, ‘value-added’, Ofsted….but we mustn’t lose sight of the fact that each grade represents the effort, commitment and ability of one of our young people."
- Students at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford again performed well.
A full 100 per cent gained the national benchmark of A*-C grades in English, maths and at least three other subjects, with almost all passing 11 subjects at high grades. Some also successfully took AS accounting or government and politics a year early.
Harriet Barnett, Jordan Evans, Joe Ellis-Tyler, Joe Lynch and Lucy Bowles
Headteacher Angie Francis said: “I am delighted with the students’ achievements."
Particularly impressive results were attained by May Al Moasseb, Rosie Bourne, Rachel Brook, Liam Clough, Sarah Collins, Sally Devereux, Dion Harrison, Millie Houltby, Jack Moore and James Spence.