GALLERY: Horncastle's QEGS "so proud" of high-flying GCSE students

QEGS pupils Elliot Wilson, Emma Spence, Ronan Waters and Erin Woodhouse.QEGS pupils Elliot Wilson, Emma Spence, Ronan Waters and Erin Woodhouse.
QEGS pupils Elliot Wilson, Emma Spence, Ronan Waters and Erin Woodhouse.
Staff at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (QEGS) in Horncastle have expressed their pride in their pupils as they received their GCSE results today (Thursday).

Pupils across Lincolnshire are receiving their GCSE results today, the first time that GCSE pupils have faced exams since 2019 due to the disruption caused by the pandemic, in 2020 and 2021 pupils were instead awarded grades by their teachers, based on their coursework.

Fifty-six percent of QEGS’s year group gained five or more GCSEs at grade 7 or above and the average grade of all GCSEs taken was 6.8.

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QEGS headteacher Mr Simon Furness that excellent GCSE results do not happen by chance and come about through the hard work and commitment of staff and students along with unfailing support from home.

Celebrating their GCSEs, QEGS students Lilli Caraher, Freya Elias, Milla Whittemore and Alexa Milne.Celebrating their GCSEs, QEGS students Lilli Caraher, Freya Elias, Milla Whittemore and Alexa Milne.
Celebrating their GCSEs, QEGS students Lilli Caraher, Freya Elias, Milla Whittemore and Alexa Milne.

Mr Furness said: “We are so proud of our Year 11 students this year. Their approach to education has been first class throughout their time at the school and we are delighted that this has been recognised through their GCSE results.

"They are an impressive group of young people who have demonstrated such determination and endeavour, and should be proud of all they have achieved.”

Just some of the QEGS’ highflyers include Tristan Cull, Jessica Dodwell and Isobel Neal, who achieved a grade 9 in every one of their GCSE subjects, while Aleesha Asghar, Emily Cooper, Hattie Filmore, Dillan Jaggernauth, Maaria Rajput, Isabella Schofield and Mira Subramaniam achieved a grade 8 or 9 in each of their GCSE subjects.

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They are in good company as Yasmin Barsby, Bethan Beese, Harry Bryant, Jessica East, Emma Eastham, Rhea Gnanapandithen, Georgina Hadley, Hirah Jouvenal, Daisy Lascelles, Emily Mackwood, Poppy Parker, Gabby Phipps-Smith, Ishita Verma

QEGS pupil  Hattie Filmore with mum Kirsty Rowsell and dad Simon Filmore.QEGS pupil  Hattie Filmore with mum Kirsty Rowsell and dad Simon Filmore.
QEGS pupil Hattie Filmore with mum Kirsty Rowsell and dad Simon Filmore.

achieved a grade 7 or above in each of their GCSE subjects.

Mr Furness added: “We are particularly proud and impressed to see so many of our students achieving at such an exceptionally high standard and it goes without saying that we are looking forward to welcoming many of them back to the Sixth Form in September.”

A photo gallery of QEGS pupils will be coming shortly.

Across the Horncastle area, Barnes Wallis's GCSE pupils in Tattershall have "done themselves proud", principal James Scarrott said, while a record number of Banovallum School’s pupils achieved top grades.

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