GCSE results: West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s

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The West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s is celebrating some strong performances in this year’s GCSE results.

Once again, the academy matched last year’s record of students walking away with A* to B grades in core academic subjects.

There are some excellent top grade performances from students this year, including:

* Selina Payandee, who achieved A*s in French, English Literature and ICT, As in Triple Science, History, Spanish and English Language, and Bs in Maths, Science Core and Additional Award.

* Oliver Mitchell achieved 11 GCSEs at A*-C – including A* in ICT, A in Additional Science, B in Maths, Core Science, Triple Science, English Language and Literature and Engineering, and C in French, History and PE.

* Marcus O’Callaghan also gained 11 A*-C grades – A* in ICT, Bs in Maths, Triple Science, History, French, Spanish, English Language and Literature and Media, and Cs in Science Core and Additional.

In other successes, every student in the triple science class achieved three C grades or above, with Lucas Turner achieving two A grades and a B qualification.

In addition the academy celebrates a record number of GCSE English literature passes.

There was an outstanding performance from Year 10 student, Henry Choi, who has already achieved an A* in maths.

GCSEs were taken in seven modern foreign languages with students entered for French, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Polish, Russian and German. Jessica Ganhao achieved an A in French and a B in Portuguese. Caitlin Hood was another successful dual linguist achieving an A in French and a B in Spanish. Two students, Linda Soma and Adelina Liepina, achieved an A-level in Russian at grade A.

Every single student in this year’s cohort has secured a place in further education, employment or training, including over half who will commence level 3 A-level equivalent courses at Grantham College and other sixth form providers.

Principal Louise Bennett congratulated this year’s students on their achievements and said she wishes them every success in their next steps.

Schools across the country have faced many changes to the examination process. These include grade boundary changes and this year the abolition of early entry opportunities and the removal of speaking and listening grades within English. Students should be proud of the hard work and resilience they have shown through such a period of turbulence, said Mrs Bennett.