Staff and students at Skegness Grammar school are celebrating after achieving another strong set of GCSE results.
The benchmark five A* to C grades including maths and English was achieved by 93 per cent of students, with a third gaining at least five A* or A grades.
There were top performances across a number of subjects, in particular history and chemistry with around 66 per cent of students achieving A* and As.
Four students gained six or more A* grades.
One of those students was Becky Pimlott who was delighted to achieve 9a*s and 1a. She is returning to SGS to take A levels in French, Biology, English Literature and Geography.
Another exceptional performer Harry Nuttall, from Wainfleet, gained seven A*s and three As. He described the results as ‘in line with expectations’ and credited his success with working hard throughout the year and having good teachers.
He will be moving on to Sixth Form at SGS to study A levels in biology, chemistry, maths and French.
Adam Harris, from Wainfleet, said he was glad the waiting for the results was finally over after achieving one A*, seven As and two Bs. Adam, who is hoping for a career in medicine, will be taking the same A levels as Harry at SGS Sixth Form.
Phoebe Chambers, from Wainfleet, who achieved two A*, six As and two Bs, said: “I was a bit disappointed with the two Bs, but happy with everything else. I was surprised to get an A* in Geography.
Mica Jones said ‘lots of revision’ had helped her secure six As and three Bs and was particularly pleased with an A in Spanish. Mica, from Wainfleet, will now be studying chemistry, English literature, drama and geography at A level.
Headmaster Simon Sprague said: “These results are testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students. “Amongst the many positive results a number of our students have really excelled this year. I am particularly pleased that over half of our students achieved the English Baccalaureate, providing them with a high quality academic profile which is highly regarded by the top universities.”
Wendy Marshall, chief executive of the David Ross Education Trust, of which Skegness Grammar School is a part, said: “We have very high expectations at Skegness Grammar School and these are reflected in results that are continuing to impress.”