GCSEs: Carre's and High School GCSE successes

Every single student at a Sleaford girls school achieved five grades of 4 and above while nearly a third of students at the town’s boy’s school achieved top grades in five GCSE’s in this year’s exam results.

From left - Ciara O'Beirne 16, and Amy Moat 16, at Kesteven and Sleaford High School after getting their GCSE results.
From left - Ciara O'Beirne 16, and Amy Moat 16, at Kesteven and Sleaford High School after getting their GCSE results.

In a remarkable set of results students at Kesteven and Sleaford High School, 52 per cent of the exams entered resulted in the top three grades.

Six students achieved ten subjects at grades 9. In English every single student achieved at least grade 5 and in Maths 96 per cent succeeded in passing at grade 5. All students passed both subjects with at least a grade 4.

This was in a year where nationally results were said to be down on the previous teacher assessed grades of the last two years during the pandemic as part of a transition, but still an improvement on the 2019 grades.

Izzy Collier, 16, looking at her GCSE results with her French teacher Amy Ellison at KSHS.

Head of School at KSHS, Jo Smith said: “We are delighted to celebrate some outstanding GCSE results with our Year 11 students today. We know just how hard our students worked and how much perseverance they had shown during a difficult two years.

“Results have exceeded our expectations and are testament to the efforts of staff, the support of parents and of course the diligence of students themselves. Today is all about celebrating their success and planning for the next steps in their studies.”

Top performers included:

• Charlie Blair - 11 grade 9

From left - Xinbai Lin 15, Madalaine Freeman 16, and Harriet McIlwaine 16 pleased with their GCSE results.

• Megan Bray - 11 grade 9

• Holly Couchman - ten grade 9, one grade 8

• Chloe Dachtler - seven grade 9, two grade 8, two grade 7

• Elizabeth Dinsdale - ten grade 9, one grade 8

From left - Alyssa Farley, 16, Annabel Bavin, 16, Abigail Crawford, 16, and Isabel Andy, 16 celebrate at Kesteven and Sleaford High School GCSE results day

• Chloe Douglas – eight grade 9, two grade 8, one grade 7

• Charlotte Gibbs - nine grade 9, two grade 8

• Isobelle Hanwell - eight grade 9, two grade 8, one grade 7

• Harriet Mcilwaine - ten grade 9, one grade 7

Kesteven and Sleaford High School student Holly Couchman, 16, looking at her GCSE results with her mum Lenore Thom.

• Hannah Middleton - ten grade 9, one grade 8

• Chloe Mulhall - seven grade 9, four grade 8

• Cecilia Ruskin - six grade 9, four grade 8, one grade 7

As mentioned, an incredible 31 per cent of the students received five grades of 7 and above at Carre’s Grammar School in their GCSEs.

Students achieving grade 4 and above in five exams reached 99 per cent.

Headteacher Nick Law said he was delighted to see so many students reach, and even exceed, their high expectations.

Rose Cordery and Ruby Coates at Kesteven and Sleaford High School.

“We are really pleased with the results, and there are some outstanding achievements by our students in their GCSEs this summer,” he said.

“We are very proud to celebrate the achievements of the students after such a difficult couple of years, in which everyone has shown remarkable resilience. Some individuals have overcome considerable challenges aside from the pandemic to achieve their results and I am very proud of each one of them.

“The staff also deserve huge recognition for the part they have played in preparing students for their next ambitious steps as they have worked harder than ever before to deliver high quality teaching and learning both online and face-to-face. Students can look forward to the next stage of their education with real hope and ambition.”

Top performers at the school included:

 Alexander Courbald 11 grade 9

 George Tanner - seven grade 9, one grade 8, two grade 7 and one grade 6

 Callum Terry -one grade 9, eight grade 8, one grade 5 and one Dist.

 William Speight - three grade 9, three grade 8, two grade 7, two grade 6 and one grade 5

 Danny Davies – one grade 9, six grade 8, one grade 7, two grade 6 and one grade 5

 Albert Green – four grade 8, five grade 7, one grade 5 and one Dist.

 George Goding – two grade 9, three grade 8, two grade 7, one grade 6, two grade 5 and

one M

 Luke Arthur – three grade 8, six grade 7, one grade 6, one grade 5

 George Fairhead – one grade 9, two grade 8, five grade 7, two grade 6, one grade 5

 Noah Gater – one grade 9, six grade 8, four grade 5

 Giacamo Fioravanzo-Morgan - two grade 9, three grade 8, one grade 7, four grade 6 and

two grade 5

 William Ray - one grade 9, three grade 8, three grade 7, three grade 6, one grade 4

 Oliver Bridgen - four grade 8, three grade 7, three grade 6, one grade 5

 Jack Thomas - one grade 8, eight grade 7, two grade 6