Councillor hails North Lincs GCSE results the best ever

BRIGG Secondary Schools celebrated exam success with pass marks above the national average.

Overall the highest ever number, 86 per cent, of North Lincolnshire students have achieved five or more GCSE A* to C passes – an increase of four percentage points from last year.

And 52 per cent achieved five or more GCSE grades including maths and English – also an increase on last year.

Sir John Nelthorpe School in Brigg had 86 per cent of students gaining A* to C grades in five subjects and 65 per cent including English and maths.

The figures at the Vale of Ancholme Technology and Music College were 85 per cent A* to C overall, and 56 per cent A* to C including English and maths.

However both schools were topped in the overall pass rate tables by Huntcliffe School, Kirton Lindsey, who had a 96 per cent pass rate overall and a 60 per cent pass rate A* to C including English and maths.

Principal of the Vale of Ancholme Gail Young said: “We are very pleased with the results achieved by our Year 11 this year and would like to congratulate all students and staff and commend them for their hard work and commitment.

“The English and science results, as well as the results in the specialist subjects of technology and music, are exceptional with scores exceeding targets.”

High flyers with a string of A* and A grades at the Vale of Ancholme were Charlotte Worthington (16A*/A), Matthew Inglis (12), Rachael Kendall (12), Matthew Rabin-Smith (12), Lauren Noon (11) and Chad Newton (10).

Mrs Young added: “They have worked incredibly hard throughout the year and thoroughly deserve to achieve so outstandingly.”

Since 2006, North Lincolnshire’s results have increased by 32 per cent (640 students) who achieved five higher passes and 13 per cent (260 students) who have achieved 5* A to C grades with English and maths.

North Lincolnshire Councillor for Brigg Rob Waltham, cabinet member for adult and children’s services at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “These are without a doubt the best results ever for students in North Lincolnshire.

“This is down to the efforts of all concerned and the successful partnership between North Lincolnshire Council and our schools.

“Congratulations to all schools, parents and young people for their hard work in achieving the best ever results.

“Well done.”