STUDENTS in Lincolnshire have done the county proud in the latest GCSE results.
The county was ranked 33rd out of 148 local authorities in the country for its impressive GCSE results, with students continuing to improve on last year's results.
The percentage of students achieving five or more A*-C grades increased from 62.2 per cent to 65.5 per cent which is 6.3 per cent above the national average.
The number of students receiving five or more A*-C grades including English and maths increased from 48.6 per cent to 50.6 per cent, which was also above the national figure.
Lincolnshire County Council's executive councillor for secondary education and healthier communities Coun Christine Talbot said: "As a high performing authority last year, it is remarkable that this year we not only did even better, but at a faster rate than nationally."
In our area Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Alford, came fourth in the county with 97 per cent of students achieving five A*-C grades, including maths and English.
Skegness Grammar School achieved 91 per cent of students obtaining five or more A*-C grades, including maths and English.
Thirty-four per cent of students reached this benchmark at the William Lovell School, Stickney, and 30 per cent achieved it at The Giles School in Old Leake.
King Edward VI Humanities College in Spilsby had 22 per cent achieving five or more A*-C grades, and only 19 per cent of students reached this goal at Alford's John Spendluffe Technology College.
St Clement's College, Skegness, was the third worst in the county with just five per cent of students getting the required five A*-C grades, including maths and English.
But the Excell International School at Alford did the worst with 0 per cent of students achieving the benchmark.
At Lady Jane Franklin Special School, Spilsby, 82 per cent of students achieved at least one qualification, and 17 per cent of students achieved the same at Eresby Special School.