GCSE Results 2019: King Edward VII Academy
Leaders of Lynn's King Edward VII Academy say its GCSE results have remained largely stable this year.
Forty-eight per cent of its students achieved 9-4 grades in English and Maths this time around.
Although that is below the 56 per cent recorded last year, it is still in excess of the equivalent figure in 2017.
Principal Sarah Hartshorn said: “We are delighted and proud of all our students who have achieved similar levels to previous years.
"There have been some outstanding individual student outcomes with 39 students attaining the coveted level 9’s in their subjects.
"Thank you to all the staff and parents who have supported our students and have enabled them to succeed.
"We look forward to seeing an increase in 2020."
There were some spectacular performances from a number of students.
Jade Smalley, 16, gained seven 9’s, two 8’s and one 7, and said: “I was so overwhelmed and thought there had been a mistake.
"I got everything I hoped for, I’m so proud of myself. I am going to stay at KES Sixth Form to study Maths, Biology and either Psychology or History.”
Anya Biran, 16, was pleased to gain three 9’s, five 8’s and three 7’s, and said “I put in a lot of work for these results and have what I need to be happy in the future studying.
"I took part in a lot of extra-curriculars, study sessions and clubs, which really helped me to get my grades and develop my personality.”
Cameron Backham, 16, was ecstatic when he opened his results and saw his grades.
After seeing he had achieved two 9’s, four 8’s, two 7’s and three 6’s, he said: “I wasn’t expecting my grades to be this high, I am so happy with my results. I am planning to continue at KES to study Maths, History, RS and English Language at Sixth Form.”
Lauren Southwell, 16, was extremely happy with her two 9’s, one 8, one 7, one 6 and four 5’s.
She said: “I worked really hard to get these grades as I dance every day of the week so I had to fit revision in.I wasn’t expecting the grades I got in Maths and Science as they are something I’ve always struggled with.”
Louie Crown, 16, is planning to continue his success following his excellent GCSE results.He said “I am planning to go on to Sixth Form now, I am happy with the results I received and completing my Duke of Edinburgh award helped me to become more independent in my work.”
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