STUDENTS in the Louth area are today (Thursday) getting their GCSE results.
At King Edward VI Grammar School 100 per cent of pupils got five GCSEs at A*-C and 70 per cent of candidates got five or more grades at either A* or A.
It was described as ‘a truly historic performance.’
The school said its A* record was smashed – the highest ever in the history of the school - and 100 per cent of pupils got seven or more GCSEs at A*-C smashing the national 5A*-C target, again the highest ever in the history of the school.
Headteacher James Lascelles said: “It has been an exceptionally rewarding day to see the culmination of some significant whole school changes that have therefore enabled our pupils to really excel and lay down solid foundations for their future success.
“What pleases me most is that in a competitive university marketplace admissions tutors look carefully not just at A-level grades but at GCSEs and these grades will help our pupils to fight for places at the most competitive Universities.
“My wholehearted congratulations to the staff and the pupils for a tremendous team effort.”
Notable achievements were made by the following students who achieved A* or A grades in all of their GCSEs: BAKER Amy, BARLAS Abdullah, BURNS Oliver, CARR Leonie, GORST Emma, HAND Amy, HAWKEY Gemma, OTTAWAY Charlotte, RUDKIN Georgie, SIDDIQUI Maheen, TAYLOR Amy, TYE Chloe, WILLIAMS Roisin.