The morning of GCSE results always starts with a cool hush of nerves, with today being no different, though as the doors opened to our students the cool hush soon turned into a buzz of excitement and joy. The structure, content and assessment of most courses has changed significantly this year, students have sat over 30 hours of examinations. “Amid such change and challenge, we are delighted that the number of top grades, including A* are our best ever, having doubled since last year. Congratulations to all our students.” (Mrs Laming, Headteacher)
Rose Halward attended Ermine Primary Academy and gained an exceptional set of results achieving top grades in all her subjects. She was awarded Grade 9s in GCSE English Literature and Chemistry, as well as six Grade 8s including Maths, Biology, Physics and Religious Studies. Rose now joins LCA Sixth Form and will be studying Chemistry, Biology and Maths.
Cain Coupland, a former pupil of Faith & St Martin Primary School, gained a Grade 8 in Chemistry, 7s in Maths and Physics, and an A in Business Studies. He said: “Overall, I was happy with my grades, which now allow me into the sixth form to study Maths, Physics and Chemistry at A-Level, with AS Further Maths. I realise now I’ll have to work even harder next year to achieve the grades I want in my A-Levels.”
Tasmin Cook attended Westgate Academy, and gained good passes in English, Maths and Science, and Business Studies. She said: “I was surprised and happy to see my grades. I’m particularly proud of getting an A Grade in Business Studies and I’m delighted to have passed everything. I’m now going to study Geography, Business and Health & Social Care in the Sixth Form at LCA.”
Jessie Ducker was anxious and nervous before collecting her results, admitting: “I was a little confused about the new number grades, but when I saw I had gained a Grade 9 in Spanish, I thought it was really awesome! I have really enjoyed my time at Lincoln Castle Academy and made some great friends. I’m now going to on to study Media, Spanish, and perhaps Business or English at A-Level.”
Amy Fletcher, from Blyton, was excited when she saw her results, and rightly so! She gained an 8 in Art and a 7 in Photography: “I really enjoyed creating different artwork and now look forward to studying Art in LCA sixth form, along with Sports Studies and Biology.”
Megan Flear attended Ermine Primary Academy and gained good passes including English, English Literature, Maths and a Distinction in Business Studies. She commented: “I was ecstatic when I saw my results! I’m really happy and surprised, particularly with my English grades. I’m now going into the Sixth Form to study Business, Health & Social care and Sociology.”