Lincolnshire GCSE results improve despite national drop

Despite a fall in GCSE results nationally due to changes within the marking schemes and courses, Lincolnshire students are bucking the trend.

Provisional results so far indicate that the number of Lincolnshire students receiving at least five A*-C grades increased this year to 62.6%.

Nationally, a drop to 68.1% from 69.4% has been recorded in the number of pass rates above a C for the second year in a row.

However, Priory City of Lincoln Academy managed to see an improvement of over 10% in A*-C results by students.

Meanwhile William Farr in Welton celebrated 41 students collecting eight A* and A grades, with 84% of pupils getting A*-C grades overall.

Two of its pupils, Elinor Clark and Amy Cragg, managed an amazing ten A* grades.

William Farr headteacher Andy Stones said: “We are very pleased with the results this year. Despite some trepidation about how changes may affect results we have seen some impressive marks.

“Obviously we have some stand out individual results. For 41 students to receive to achieve A* and A grades is truly exceptional. But we proud of every pupil because we have seen how hard they have worked to get their grades.”

Kim Chafer, Director of School of Access and Advanced Education at Lincoln College, commented: “There are over 650 Lincoln College students receiving their GCSE results today and we are delighted to announce an overall pass rate of 95%. The pass rate for English is 97% and Maths 93%. We are very proud of our students.”

Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services at the County Council, said: “This is yet another outstanding year of results for Lincolnshire schools.

“We continue to buck the national trend with yet another increase in our 5+A*-C grades including English and Maths.

“There have been some significant improvements from some of our schools and highlights again the quality of education in Lincolnshire.

“The students should feel exceptionally proud of all their hard work,” she added.