A boost for Grantham’s Priory Ruskin Academy as students collect GCSE results

GCSE results Day at Priory Ruskin Academy. Ben Musson, Harry Rayson, Carl Jennings, George Mitchel  424D
GCSE results Day at Priory Ruskin Academy. Ben Musson, Harry Rayson, Carl Jennings, George Mitchel 424D

Pupils at Priory Ruskin Academy in Grantham have exceeded the high percentage rate of five A-Cs by six per cent this year.

Headteacher Clive Shepherd said: “The pupils had a hard task ahead of them, as GCSEs get more difficult every year, but I am really pleased with how well they have all done. I am very proud.”

GCSE results Day at Priory Ruskin Academy. James Clater, Stefan Hollingworth, James Smith 424D

GCSE results Day at Priory Ruskin Academy. James Clater, Stefan Hollingworth, James Smith 424D

Forty-eight per cent of students achieved A-Cs in English and mathematics, up from last year’s figure of 42 per cent.

A total of 88 per cent of pupils achieved five A*-C grades.

Mr Shepherd said: “We are hoping that 50 per cent of them will attend the sixth form college.”

Pupil Harry Rayson said: “I am happy with my results, I got an A in maths which is better than expected.

“I want to be an accountant so I am very pleased I got an A.”

George Mitchell, another Priory pupil, said: “I am very happy with my results overall. I got an A* in PE which is good as it is what I want to study at sixth form.”

Gregg Whitty was also pleased with his results. He said: “I got an A* in my photography which is better than I expected.

“I want to move to America with my Dad, so I would like to study photography over there. Somewhere nice and hot.’’

Priory Ruskin is currently building a new school on its Rushcliffe Road site for pupils to move into, including those currently studying at the Queensway site.

Meanwhile, the original school site will be transformed into a sports area.

Mr Shepherd said: “It will encourage students to get more involved in physical education and hopefully they will enjoy it.”

Note - This story has been corrected. It originally stated 42 per cent of pupils achieved A-Cs in English and mathematics when in fact 48 the figure is 48 per cent.