“Record-breaking” GCSE results for John Spendluffe Technology College

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John Spendluffe Technology College in Alford has hailed its students’ “record-breaking” GCSE results.

At least 56 per cent of students achieved at least five A*-C grades, including English and Maths, in this year’s exams, and 100 per cent achieved “recognised GCSE qualifications”.

Headteacher Steven Bevelery said: “There has been a tradition of academic success at John Spendluffe and we were expecting some excellent results this summer.

“There was delight at the school as results surpassed expectations, especially against the background of increased rigour in examinations nationally.

“Once again the school has achieved a record breaking set of results, which are easily the best results in the history of the school in all key areas.

“Notably, at least 56 per cent of students achieved 5A*-C GCSE grades, including English and Mathematics.

“These excellent achievements are the result of the hard work and commitment of the students and dedicated staff and the continued support from parents.

“In all key measures these are fantastic results and there were huge successes in individual subjects.

“We are particularly proud of the fact that around three quarters of our students made three levels of progress in Mathematics and achieved a C grade or above, comfortably above the national average.

“Along with Mathematics, our English results too were the best in the history of the school and subjects ranging from Technology to the Arts performed highly.

“This reflects the importance we attach to depth and breadth in our curriculum.

“Overall, 100 per cent of students achieved recognised GCSE qualifications. Students at the school take quality vocational courses where appropriate but we are proud that the basis of our results is achieved in rigorous GCSE subjects, with many of our students achieving 5A*-C grades including English and Mathematics simply through GCSEs.

“Behind these excellent overall figures there were numerous individual outstanding achievements.

“There is a real buzz around the school at the moment with significant building work underway on the site after a successful bid for government funding, with around three quarters of a million pounds being spent on developments, including a long awaited astro-turf.

“These results are further good news for all connected with the school. We wish to congratulate all of our students on their success,” he added.

Some of the best performing students included:-

Grace Gurbutt (10 A* or A grades amongst 13 passes at C or above)

Eternity Anderson (15 passes at C or above, including 4 at A or A*)

Julian Adams (14 passes at C or above, including 5 at A or A*)

Caitlin Thompson (14 passes at C or above, including 5 at A or A*)