A school has achieved its best ever A-Level results.
At Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, 70 per cent of A-Level entries, excluding General Studies, were awarded A*-B grades.
KGGS headteacher Graham Burks said it was an outstanding achievement. He said: “The staff have worked hard, students have remained focussed and parents supportive. There are many wonderful individual performances with 37 students gaining three or more A*/A grades.”
Top performer at Advanced level at the school this year wasRoisin Huskington who gained six A* grades and is one of three students going to Cambridge University where she will study Veterinary Medicine.
Roisin said: “I am very happy. I didn’t think it was going to happen but I am very excited. I have always liked animals and I think I would like to work with zoo animals or livestock.”
Head Girl Mariam Suleiman was awarded four A8 grades at A2 and an A grade at AS level. She is going to Bristol University to study Politics and International Relations.
Mariam, of Long Bennington, said: “I really didn’t think I would achieve that. I thought the teachers were being a bit over optimistic.”
Shannon Knight achieved two A*s and an A and has won a scholarship to study at the University of Evansville in Indiana, which has a campus at Harlaxton Manor, for a year. Then she will study Law at The London School of Economics. Shannon said: “I am very pleased and I am looking forward to going to the States.”
At least 10 students will be studying Medicine at university. Among them is Charlotte Egglestone, of Long Bennington, who is going to Leicester. She said: “It’s unbelievable. It hasn’t quite sunk in yet.”
Holly Farquhar will also study Medicine at Leicester. She said: “It’s something I have wanted to do forever. I am ecstatic. Now it’s five years of training and tuition fees!”
Mr Burks added: “There has been a lot of support and work going on behind the scenes and the girls have achieved wonderfully well. They deserve our congratulations.”