Record breaking results for De Aston

Two of De Aston's top scorers: Kathryn Cook, left, achieved 8A* and 1A grade, while Tori Smedley notched up 4A* and 2A grades.
Two of De Aston's top scorers: Kathryn Cook, left, achieved 8A* and 1A grade, while Tori Smedley notched up 4A* and 2A grades.

MARKET Rasen’s De Aston School is celebrating after a record breaking 70 per cent of students achieved the gold standard of five A*-C grades, including both English and Maths.

“De Aston’s GCSE results have improved for the seventh successive year and the school is delighted by the achievement of all our students,” said headteacher Ellenor Beighton.

Toni Bradley and Joe Metcalfe have got the grades they needed, Toni will continue her stuudies at Franklin College, while Joe is planning a 6-month college course before, hopefully, joining the army

Toni Bradley and Joe Metcalfe have got the grades they needed, Toni will continue her stuudies at Franklin College, while Joe is planning a 6-month college course before, hopefully, joining the army

“Our Year 11 students have achieved a significantly positive value-added score based on the national calculations that Ofsted will look at.

“Our outstanding results should put De Aston School in the top 10 per cent nationally according to Raiseonline, the government’s analysis of how well schools do.”

Highest achieving students, with a number of A* and A grades between them, were Thomas Williams, Kathryn Cook, Sophie Trotter, Amy Cocking, Bradley Hanson, Samuel Bird, Billie Madeley, Tek Hong Chung, George Clarkson, Victoria Smedley, Ryan Lee, Jessica Norfolk, Arren Doughty and another student also called Thomas Williams.

In addition, many students achieved distinction and distinction star grades in their vocational courses. These included, amongst others, Chloe Ashley and Melissa Bett.

Headteacher Ellenor Beighton with students Sam Johnson, Cameron Marshall, Sarah Colgan, Sophie Trotter, Arren Doughty and Hannah Boylan. Sam will be taking up a structiral engineering apprenticeship and Sarah will be heading to Riseholme for equine studies. The others students will continue their studies at De Aston.

Headteacher Ellenor Beighton with students Sam Johnson, Cameron Marshall, Sarah Colgan, Sophie Trotter, Arren Doughty and Hannah Boylan. Sam will be taking up a structiral engineering apprenticeship and Sarah will be heading to Riseholme for equine studies. The others students will continue their studies at De Aston.

This year’s results also saw 82 per cent of De Aston students achieve a C grade or above in English and 75 per cent a C grade or above in Maths. For both English and Maths, this represented a 7 per cent increase on last year.

“In today’s impossibly difficult economic climate, these results will make a massive difference to the life chances of our students,” added Mrs Beighton.

“The whole staff has worked really hard to make these results possible; our outstanding teachers have been greatly supported by our excellent intervention officers and teaching assistants.

“In addition, our parents have worked with us in partnership to create this success.”

All smiles for Eleanor Holvey, Finn Doughty, Jess Codd and Jamie Codd, who are all staying on De Aston, except for Jamie who is heading to Lincoln to study sports coaching.

All smiles for Eleanor Holvey, Finn Doughty, Jess Codd and Jamie Codd, who are all staying on De Aston, except for Jamie who is heading to Lincoln to study sports coaching.