Walton Girls’ pupils inspired in their GCSEs by Olympic spirit

Grantham students celebrate GCSE success.
Grantham students celebrate GCSE success.

WHILE a fall in English attainment was reported nationally, students at Walton Girls’ School bucked the trend in a record-breaking year of success.

The school has reported a ten per cent increase in pupils attaining at least five A* - C grades including maths and English while 80 per cent of the school’s pupils achieved at least a C grade in maths and English.

Headteacher Christine Horrocks was also delighted with some “superb individual performances” which saw 12 per cents of students achieving five or more A* or A grades.

Mrs Horrocks added: “It just shows all the hard work and determination pays off. It’s like the athletes showed in the Olympics - if you graft, the results come in.

“It also shows the quality of teaching we have here at Walton.”

The school expects between 30 and 40 percent of Year 11 pupils to continue at the school into sixth form.

Eildh Connell achieved seven A grades and an A* and plans to remain at Walton next year.

She said: “I’m surprised to get an A* in design and technology because I thought I did badly in the exam.

“I was so nervous this morning but it’s nice to be able to celebrate now.”

Musician Aubrey Powell, whose musical stylings you can find on her tarb96 Youtube channel, said she was “ecstatic” with her results - all As apart from a B in maths.

She added: “I was not even thinking about this when I woke up this morning. I thought I was going to get my Bs and go home.

“I don’t even know how I have done it.”

Aubrey is looking forward to going to college in Lincoln, where you may well find her busking with her guitar on the streets.