GCSE Results Day 2016

It was with great anticipation that our Year 11 leavers came to school one more time to pick up their GCSE results. Please read our press release below to find out about the excellent results achieved by Lynn Grove Academy’s pupils  this year.

Lynn Grove students celebrate achieving best GCSE results in East Norfolk

There were happy faces all around – among students and staff – when the results envelopes were opened at Gorleston’s Lynn Grove Academy.

Principal Alison Mobbs said: “There are some stellar individual results and the school overall has made steady and sustainable progress across a wide range of subjects.  We were delighted that pupils made great progress whatever their starting points.”

The school’s A*-C pass rate in English and Maths – the new government benchmark – was 64%, meaning that Lynn Grove pupils achieved the best results in East Norfolk

What is more, its percentage of 5 A*-C grades including English and maths was 58%, (up on the previous two years of 51% and 48%) –   and was “in line with our ambitious targets,” she added.

Maths was “exceptionally good” with 73pc A*-C and 15 students getting A* grades.  English also achieved highly with 71% of the pupils achieving A*-C

“We have progressed because the children have worked hard and made the most of their opportunities. As teachers we have done our very best to make sure that we teach in the most exciting and engaging ways we can, and we make sure that the pupils always know how well they are doing and what they need to do to improve.

“We work closely with our very supportive parents so we have great team work. We also seeking to raise aspirations through a broad curriculum and visits including trips to universities,” added Ms Mobbs.

Lynn Grove also prided itself on its rigorous curriculum and its pass rate in the EBACC academic subjects had risen from 20 to 24pc, in line with national figures.

Student Sebastian Southgate’s dream of becoming an RAF pilot is ready for take-off after he was among the star pupils.

The head boy at was thrilled with his 5A*, 6A and 1B pass – after his busy year of combining school work with flying lessons.

“I was predicted to get As, so the stars are better than I expected,” said Seb from Gorleston.

He is learning to fly at Seething airfield in a Cessna 172 every Saturday morning and needs to clock up at least 45 hours to gain his private pilot’s licence ahead of applying to join the RAF as a pilot.

Seb is also sergeant in the Gorleston air cadets which also takes up two evenings a week, and mum Sally praised the youngster for working hard on the other days to get such good grades.

He will go to East Norfolk Sixth Form College to do physics, geography, geology and maths, and said the breadth of his school experience, and his duties as head boy, which involved public speaking, had boosted his self-confidence.

Other pupils with top results included:

  • James Philpott-Robson got what he hoped for with 9A*, 2A and an A* distinction in maths and is heading to ENSFC to do maths, further maths, physics and chemistry as he aims to do a degree in physics.
  • Ben Vasey, was “extremely happy” with his 8A*, 3As and also an A* distinction in maths – his favourite subject. He is going on to ENSFC to study physics, maths, and two film subjects – with the ambition of becoming a movie director.
  • Justyna Jaworska earned 6A* and 7As, and mum, Gorleston GP Beata Dela-Jaworska said she was “so proud” of the results, particularly the English A as the youngsters had only been speaking the language for 10 years since they moved to the area from Poland. Justyna will study biology, chemistry, maths and history at ENSFC.
  • Seyi Joseph was pleased with her 3A* 8A 1B, especially the A star-graded physics and Maths and will go on to ENSFC to study maths, physics, 3D design and business studies with a view to training as an architect or interior designer.
  • Rowena Durrant opened her results in her mum’s car – and admitted they both cried when they saw the 2A*, 9A and 1B. The keen sportswoman who is goalkeeper for the school netball team will head to ENSFC to do PE, biology, psychology and sociology ahead of a hoped-for career as a physiotherapist.

Impressions form the morning of 25 August 2016

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