GCSEs: Boston High School - 'we should applaud the resilience and hard work'

The headteacher of Boston High School, Andrew Fulbrook, says the school is ‘delighted’ with pupils’ GCSE results for 2022.

Four pupils collecting their results at Boston High School.
Four pupils collecting their results at Boston High School.

“Once again, the students and staff have worked extremely hard to uphold our incredibly high standards and grades,” Mr Fulbrook said. “Most importantly, students can build on their success and progress, with confidence, into their post 16 studies.

“The results are even more impressive given that we have all been through the most challenging of times, due to the pandemic. We should applaud the resilience and hard work of our staff and students.”

English and maths results maintained pre-pandemic success, the school noted, with 98 per cent achieving the ‘standard pass rate’ (Grade 4) and 75 per cent the ‘strong pass rate’ (Grade 5).

Another of the high school's pupils collecting their GCSE results today.

The top performing departments were: art, biology, business studies, chemistry, product design, French, music, PE, physics, and Spanish; here, a third or more of their grades came in at Grade 7 or above.

Some pupils achieved outstanding GCSE results in their first language of Chinese, Polish, and Russian, the school also said.

Mr Fulbrook added: “These results do not exist in isolation, and they are a product of the hard work and determination of our fantastic students, brilliant staff and governors and, of course, the highly supportive parents and carers.”

“At Boston High School, we believe in embedding a values-based education that will stand students in good stead for their future. We are a school that encourages and develops a love of learning, so that students are equipped to build on their incredible exam success and take on the challenges of their next steps as confident, respectful, resilient learners who are able to contribute to society and achieve the success they deserve.”

“We congratulate all schools and students in the Boston area and to wish them well in the future.”