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GCSE RESULTS 2018: 'Best results ever' for pupils at Hunstanton's Smithdon High School

Students at Smithdon High School in Hunstanton have achieved a record number of level 4 passes and above in English and Maths.

A total of 67 per cent of pupils attained a pass grade in the two subjects, beating the school's previous record of 65 per cent set in 2017.

Smithdon High School Exterior. (3752699)
Smithdon High School Exterior. (3752699)

There were also increases in the number of students achieving level 5, level 7 and level 9 passes.

Headteacher Simon Wilson said: "We have gone up across the board – in every subject it is better than before."

Top students include Lauren Taylor and Matthew Garrard who achieved four grade 9s, six grade 8s and six grade 7s between them.

Lauren and Matthew joined Smithdon from Dersingham Primary School and have been friends since the age of four.

Rob Lodge, chair of governors, said: "We are absolutely thrilled with the continual improvements at the school, and would like to congratulate all the students and staff for their hard work and great results."

The top attaining student was Shannon Tucker who achieved grade 9s in biology, chemistry and physics, grade 8s in English literature, maths, PE and RE, and grade 7s in English language.

Claire Pike, Shannon's form tutor since she started in year 7, said: "Shannon typifies the students at Smithdon High School.

"She demonstrates the values of strength, integrity and excellence."

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