St Hugh’s pupils shatter GCSE target

Grantham students celebrate GCSE sucess.
Grantham students celebrate GCSE sucess.
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TEACHERS at West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s are delighted to be sending all of their pupils into further education, employment or an apprenticeship.

The school was set a target by the Government of 64 per cent of pupils achieving five GCSEs at A* to C. However, the school far exceeded those expectations, with 90 per cent of pupils getting those grades.

School principal Louise Bennett said: “One of the keys has been lots of communication between families and myself. I’ve met the families of Year 11 pupils every term this year so we know these kids inside-out. We know every single one of them.

“We found out what they want to do and tailored their curriculum to what they want to do after school. They have all got a curriculum that suits their individual needs.

“I think that’s made a difference because they are doing what they want to do and know what they need to do to take the next step.”

Some of the school’s highest achievers included head girl Jessica Bacon who achieved an A grade, B’s in maths and English, 5 C’s and three BTEC distinctions including a Level 3 qualification in engineering.

Head boy Jake Spridgens’ results included As in maths and Spanish, as well as a distinction in Level 3 engineering.

Bulgarian pupil Borislav Merdzhanov achieved an A* in Spanish along with a B in English and C’s in maths, history and French.