Lincoln students celebrate GCSE exam success

Early results show an improvement in the proportion of students attaining a GCSE pass in English and maths in Lincolnshire.

More than half of the schools showed an increase in this key measure by around 2.7% overall.

In English and mathematics, the percentage of students achieving at grade 4 or above in each of these subjects has risen from 2018.

Almost half of Lincolnshire schools increased the proportion of pupils who achieved a grade 5 or above in English.

Overall average attainment across the EBacc subjects, which now includes the new GCSEs in most subjects, has remained strong across the county.

Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell OBE, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said: “It’s so pleasing to see so many students who have excelled in their GCSE examinations.

“These are the foundation for a young person’s future, whether they stay in education or move into a training course or employment.

“Congratulations to all of you and very best wishes for your next steps.”

Sir Robert Pattinson Academy

Students at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy were celebrating today after GCCE grades improved on last year.

Nearly two-thirds of students achieved grades 9 to 4 (the equivalent of A* to C) in English and Maths up from last year.

A number of subjects at the school achieved above 90% of grades 9 to 4, including Biology 92%, Chemistry 96%, Physics, 92%, Spanish 87%, and Physical Education 78%.

A host of students achieved exceptional results – among them:

  • Tom Cawthra – Four grade 9s, Three grade 8s and Two grade 7s including grade 9 in French
    and Spanish
  • Ezekiel Pascua – Two grade 9s, Three grade 8s, Three grade 7s and One grade 6
  • Sophie Wynne – Two grade 9s, Two grade 8s, Two grade 7s and Three grade 6s including grade 9 in English and mathematics
  • Toby McNeil – One grade 9, Three grade 8s, Two grade 7s, One grade 6 and One grade 5
  • Fraser Mosley – Two grade 9s, One grade 8, Two grade 7s and Three grade 6s

Emily McGown and Sophie Wynne.

Sophie Wynne.

Fraser Mosely

The Priory Academy LSST

The Priory Academy LSST in Lincoln said its GCSE results are a testament to the hard work of its students, their families and academy staff.

LSST has seen an increase in the number of grades 7-9 and 8-9 and an increase in the number of students passing both Mathematics and English. The academy’s overall attainment grade is also up on 2018.

Headteacher Jane Hopkinson said: “Well done to all our students on these excellent results. They have worked with resilience and aspiration to achieve their best and have been a pleasure to teach. We wish them all the very best next year.”

Taha Ahmed achieved six 9 grades and three 8 grades, while Gautam Iyer achieved three 9 grades and seven 8 grades. Gautam said: “I am delighted and the results are better than I expected!” Taha said: “I would advise students not to panic in the last few days before the exams. Work hard when you start the GCSEs and you will do well.”

Lucy Evans, who achieved seven 9 grades, one 8 grade and one 7 grade, said: “I was really nervous before I came in this morning, but I am really happy now and the nerves have definitely gone!”

Jakub Czarlinski, with grades which include 9s in Art and Design, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Polish and Mathematics, said: “I worked hard and I am really happy with my results.”

Lucy Evans

A group of students at LSST.

Jakub Czarlinski

Taha Ahmed and Gautam Lyer

City of Lincoln Priory Academy

Students at The Priory City of Lincoln Academy sitting their GCSE examinations in June 2019 have proved that hard work pays off.

The Academy said it has embraced the new suite of GCSEs and vocational courses has resulted in some truly outstanding results for its students.

Yet again, progress and attainment have risen across the vast majority of subjects, with most noticeable achievements in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art and Music, where an increasing number of students have achieved both top and pass grades.

Students taking vocational subjects continue to flourish at Lincoln Academy, with Health and Social Care, Business, Hospitality and Engineering at the forefront of grades nationally.

English and Maths continue to achieve well, with significant improvements in English Literature grades this year.
The following students gained some incredible marks:

  • Top achieving student Phoebe Smith will receive the highest grades across the board in the Academy upon her return to the UK after a well-deserved break from her studies on a tour of the USA.
  • Sandra Popescu: Grade 9 in: English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, History, Art, Religion and Ethics; Grade 8 in: Mathematics, Geography, and Physics; Grade 6 in English Language.
  • Yuxing Weng: Grade 9 in: Biology, Chemistry, and Geography; Grade 8 in: Mathematics, Physics, Drama, Religion and Ethics; Grade 7 in: English Literature and English Language; and a Merit in Information Technology.
  • Molly Banks: Grade 9-8 in Combined Science, Distinction* in Sports Studies and Health and Social Care, Grade 8 in: Mathematics, Dance and English Literature, Grade 7 in History and Grade 6 in English Language.

William Langcaster and Molly Banks.

Erika Foster.

Yuxing Weng.

Ellie Clydesdale, Sandra Popescu, Lily-Gavin,Jack O’Hara and Bethany Paterson.

Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School

LCHS is celebrating its best GCSE results ever with a record-breaking proportion of students passing English and Maths.

The school has also had further improvements across the board and is expected to have a higher proportion of students gaining the English Baccalaureate than most locally and nationally.

Headteacher, Martin Mckeown said: “This is another great day for LCHS. Over the past years, we have had a very strong rate of improvement in all areas and are now consistently breaking school records at both GCSE and A level, year on year.

“This is the third consecutive year where the school has seen the highest level of achievement across the board. The students deserve such a high level of success and I have only admiration for the staff who have worked so hard to support them.

“Our students are well prepared for their next steps and I wish them every success for their future. This is a great time to be a part of LCHS!”


Dylan Jones achieved three grade 9s, three grade 8s, four grade 7s and one grade 6. Dylan will be studying A Level Physics, Chemistry, Maths and History at LCHS Sixth Form.

Ramunas Savanevskis achieved nine grade 9s and two grade 8s. He plans to study A Level Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Maths at LCHS Sixth Form.

Phoebe Hughes achieved two grade 9s, seven grade 8s and one grade 7. Phoebe plans to study A Level Sciences at LCHS Sixth Form.

Natalia Slysz achieved five grade 9s, four grade 8s and two grade 7s. Natalia will be studying A Level English Literature, Theatre Studies, Philosophy and Ethics and History at LCHS Sixth Form.

Lincoln Minster School

Lincoln Minster School pupils are celebrating exam success today, and the majority of the pupils receiving their results today will now progress into the school’s Sixth Form.

  • Scott Phillips attained six 9 grades and success was enjoyed by Jamie Staunton who succeeded in achieving nine grade 8 and 9s. Ben Kirkwood was successful with seven grade 8 and 9s.
  • Harriet Holmes achieved eight grade 8 and 9s, she said: “I am feeling very, very happy and surprised! I managed to get an 8 in Maths which I am so pleased with and a 9 in Art. I Am looking forward to staying to study Geography, Physics and Art at A Level. It has been a really hard few years getting here but I did the best I could and it has paid off.”
  • Eshan Uttarwar was also pleased with his results, achieving seven grade 8s, he said: “It is such a relief and I am just so happy with my results. I was quite nervous about getting them, but I have done well and I am pleased with what I have achieved, especially in Sciences and Maths. I am going to stay for A Levels and do Maths, Chemistry and Biology.”

Eshan Uttarwar

Harriet Holmes