GCSE RESULTS: John Spendluffe celebrates ‘consistent success’

Ruby McLennan, Ciara Thompson,  Nicole Chrystostomou Charlotte Houlsby and Ella Callaby celebrating their results
Ruby McLennan, Ciara Thompson, Nicole Chrystostomou Charlotte Houlsby and Ella Callaby celebrating their results
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Pupils at John Spendluffe Technology College in Alford are celebrating strong examination results today - with about half achieving five A*-C grades.

Headteacher Steve Beverley said “I am proud of the achievements of all the students; they are a credit to the school and deserve their success. Year on year the examination system becomes more challenging and every year our students rise to that challenge. Having received national recognition for our results last year it is so pleasing to see high standards continue.”

Pupils Joe Leaston, Paige Baker, Ruby McLennan and Callum Winn celebrating their results.

Pupils Joe Leaston, Paige Baker, Ruby McLennan and Callum Winn celebrating their results.

About 50 per cent of John Spendluffe’s students achieved five A*-C GCSE grades including English and mathematics.

In all key measures results were strong.

A spokesman for the school said: “Significantly, both maths and English performed very well, with levels of progress above the national average. The English results were the best in the history of the school. Wider than this, key academic subjects and rigorous vocational qualifications performed well, showing considerable success, reflecting the importance the school attaches to depth and breadth in the curriculum.

“Next year the government is bringing in a new key performance measure looking at progress across a minimum of eight subjects and these results demonstrate that John Spendluffe would also be hugely-successful in this measure. This is further evidence of the year-on-year success of the school and our students enabling parents to feel confident in the education that their children receive.”

Behind the overall figures there were numerous individual achievements which the school describes as ‘outstanding’.

Theese include the following students who obtained eleven GCSEs all at A*-C:

Bethany Wilson (11 GCSE passes at A*-B grade) and Tristan Dean (including nine A*-B grades); Ruby McLennan (including six A & B grades); Chloe Peck (including seven A & B grades) and Mary Paice (including seven A & B grades).