It was all smiles as the envelopes opened for GCSE results day at King’s Lynn Academy, despite a three per cent drop in students achieving five A* to C grades from last year.
This year’s results showed 41 per cent students achieved the grades in subjects including English and Maths, compared to last year’s 44 per cent.
Principal Craig Morrison: “Our students have worked very hard to prepare themselves for the GCSE exams and it is great to see so many cases of young people who have shown great perseverance within the key subjects of English and Maths in particular.
“The progress our students have made is similar to last year and represents many instances where both boys and girls have made significant improvement in recent years – well done to them on their achievements.
“As ever, we will investigate the areas in which we can improve as we aim to return to best-ever results next summer.”
Among those collecting their results was Kira Fidgett, 16, of Gaywood, who managed to secure an A *, A, B’s and C’s after a rocky time leading up to the exams. She said: “I went pretty downhill in Year 10 and got excluded a lot, then I was off a lot with migraines caused by stress so I had to stay behind after school and during the holidays to catch up.
“I can’t believe I actually managed to get a B in Maths. I’m going to do A-levels at the College of West Anglia in law, sociology, history and photography, and would like to go to university in the future.
“I’m looking forward to celebarting with friends.”
Jade Morton, 16, of Reffley, who was thrilled to pick up an A*, eight A’s and a B. She said: “I’m shaking! Revision just seemed endless and it seems such a long time ago now. I’m going out for a meal with mum to celebrate.” Jade will be studying maths, English literature, psychology and art at sixth form and hopes to study criminal psychology at university.
Cristal Sarjeant, 16, of South Wootton, is looking forward to joining Springwood Sixth Form next term after she achieved 2 A*, three A’s and B’s. She said: “I can’t believe it, I spent so much time staying after school and revising.”