School pupils celebrate GCSE results

School pupils across the district were learning of their fate in their GCSEs today.

Thursday, 25th August 2016, 10:17 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:45 pm
Some of the high achieving Dallam students. From left to right: Lauren Tranter and Grace Sandford from Arnside, Sam Pearce from Hest Bank, Hannah Douthwaite (9 x A*) from Milnthorpe, Louis Singleton from Carnforth, Eve Sandford from Arnside and Jemma Litzke from Grange.

At Lancaster Royal Grammar School, 17 students gained at least eight A* grades, and almost 100 students achieved six or more A and A* grades.

Particular congratulations go to William Burrow, Jonathan Carter, Adam Leech, David Eastham and Thomas Bowe who each gained 10 or 11 A* grades.

Overall, 147 day and boarding students gained A* grades in more than 30 per cent of all exams, and 63 per cent of all results were graded A or A*.

Head Dr Chris Pyle said: “These are really impressive results. I am delighted for our students who have worked so hard to achieve them. I am particularly proud of some individuals who have come through significant illness and difficulty to achieve successful results.

“Well done to every single one of our students – and thank you to all our teachers as well. It is ‘cool to succeed’ at LRGS, and these brilliant results are testament to our pupils’ excellent attitude. I look forward to seeing them go from strength to strength in the Sixth Form.”

It has been another successful year at Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, with 69 per cent of the GCSEs achieved at A* or A grade and the overall A*-C rate being 98.9 per cent.

More than half of the year group gained at least eight of their GCSEs at A* and A grade.

Head Jackie Cahalin said: “We would like to take the opportunity to give a special mention to the following students for their outstanding results: Katherine Deakin, Sorrel Fenelon, Amy Folkard, Harri Gilbert and Marianne Rees gained A*grades in all 11 GCSEs.

“Megan Abra, Emma Bain, Megan Dillon, Niamh Fraser, Dona Mathew gained 10 A* grades.

“Olivia Barlow, Emilia Carter, Beth Cutting, Anna Hendry, Alex Kewley, Hannah Picton, Savannah Wilding and Amy Wong gained nine A* grades.

“Not only have the students achieved so well in their academic results but they also excelled in so many other areas including record numbers participating in the Duke of Edinburgh bronze and silver award schemes.

“I am very pleased for our Year 11 students. Their results are a reflection of their hard work and commitment.

“I would also like to thank the LGGS staff for their hard work in supporting individual students as well as ensuring excellent teaching and learning.”

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