Ninety per cent of Wisbech Grammar School students achieve A* to C in their GCSEs

PUBLISHED: 15:57 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:57 23 August 2018

Catherine Tibbett, Megan Pledger, Eleanor Sloan, Jasmine Lemon, Eliza McDonald, James Pearson, Molly Sears, George Dady, Hannah Lemmon.

Catherine Tibbett, Megan Pledger, Eleanor Sloan, Jasmine Lemon, Eliza McDonald, James Pearson, Molly Sears, George Dady, Hannah Lemmon.


Ninety per cent of students at Wisbech Grammar School achieved A* to C or 9 to 4 grades in their GCSEs this year.

Isabella Oldershaw-Ellis, Ella Beckett, Catherine Tibbett, Eliza McDonald.Isabella Oldershaw-Ellis, Ella Beckett, Catherine Tibbett, Eliza McDonald.

Fifty per cent of the year group got A* to B or 9 to 6 grades in their exams, while 91 per cent of pupils achieved 9-4 in English and maths.

Some of the outstanding results include:

Hannah Lemmon (March): One 9 in physical education, an A* in geography and 8s across the sciences and maths.

Molly Sears (Manea): One 9 in maths, an A in French, and 8s and 7s across the sciences.

Russ Killick, Guy Nunnerley, Arina Kokina.Russ Killick, Guy Nunnerley, Arina Kokina.

Sanket Goni (King’s Lynn): One 9 in extended biology, A* in geography and German and 8s across the other sciences, maths and English.

Harry Sayer (Wisbech): An A in geography and 8s across maths and the three sciences

Isabella Oldershaw-Ellis (Spalding): One 9 in physical education, an A in geography and 7s in the sciences and maths

Eleanor Sloan (Wisbech): One 9 in drama, an A in Spanish, and an 8 in English.

Lucy McInerney, Hannah Lemon.Lucy McInerney, Hannah Lemon.

James Pearson, a fifth form pupil, achieved eight 9s and one A*. He said: “I am really thrilled with my GCSE results, and these results reflect all of my hard work and determination and time spent studying with the support of the teachers.

“My advice to others who will be taking their exams next year is to stay focused, work hard and ensure you have the support of family and teachers.

“I am excited about my future as I will be studying maths, biology and chemistry at A-level.”

Chris Staley, headmaster, said: “This has been a gratifying year for GCSEs at Wisbech Grammar School considering the curriculum changes, the move to the new 9-1 and more rigorous grading system.

“Once again, we are well ahead of the national pass rates overall and at the top end.

“This is especially pleasing given many of our papers are the more challenging IGCSE qualification.

“These results demonstrate that through inspiring teaching, tailoring learning to individual pupil needs, great progress can be made.

“Many pupils achieved results they would not have thought possible when we began our learning journey. I am proud of everyone for their results.”

“I am incredibly pleased by their achievements, the dedication of the staff and last, but by no means least, the support from parents and guardians.”

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