Top scoring students at Skegness Grammar School have told of their joy and relief upon receiving a bumper tally of A grade GCSE results.
Amid ‘outstanding’ overall results for the school, several students scored particularly highly, picking up as many as 11 of the top grades.
Topping the high-flyers list was Alvina Kam, who was awarded 11 As and A*s, followed closely by Jack Oldbury with 10 A*s and William Richards on with nine A*s and an A.
Despite his impressive haul, Jack, like thousands of other teenagers across the country, was awaiting today’s results with a growing sense of trepidation.
“We’d seen on the news that the examiners have been harsher marking and people weren’t doing as well as they thought they would, so when I got my results I was very happy with them,” said Jack.
Fellow high-achiever, William has also old of his nerves and relief.
“I was really nervous,” he said.
“I got to sleep pretty well but I was thinking of nothing else from about half six this morning.
“I didn’t want to open the envelope but I thought I’d brave it and it turned out really well.
“A lot of people have been saying the school’s not as good as it used to be but I think we’ve shown it is.”
Vic Allen, Holly Alcock, Joseph Baxter and Shaun Betts also scored highly, picking up nine of the top grades each.
“I’m really pleased,” said Vic.
“I was trying not think about it, I just thought there’s nothing I can do to change it now - but it turned out really well.”
The students say they’ll be celebrating their results with friends at a number of parties this evening.