Pupils live up to their grade expectations with top marks

Schools in Market Rasen and Caistor are celebrating 
success after the release of the GCSE league tables last week.

Leading the way is Caistor Grammar School, whose pupils achieved 100 per cent five A* - C grades for the fourth year running.

Headmaster Roger Hale said: “We are absolutely delighted by this further confirmation of our excellence as an institution.”

“Students, teachers and parents all combine to get the best results possible.

“Well done to everyone involved.”

The average pass rate A* - C was 97.7 per cent.

The school’s EBacc total was 79 per cent - one of the highest in the country.

The school is the 32nd highest ranking state school at GCSE in the BBC listings and 46th highest state school in the country at A level, making it the county’s leading school in both of the listings.

Caistor Yarborough Academy is celebrating a record set of results, which has seen 100 per cent of pupils gain a GCSE qualification, 80 per cent A* - C grades.

The percentage of students gaining five A* - C grades, including English and Maths was 49 per cent, which would have been 53 per cent if the English resits had been taken into account.

“We are pleased with the results,” said Headteacher Jeremy Newnham.

“All students can achieve when given a balanced curriculum in a school with outstanding teaching and pastoral care. I am very proud of the fact that all students leave this school well equipped for life’s challenges.”

Market Rasen’s De Aston School achieved 98 per cent five A* - C grades overall, 70 per cent including English and Maths.

Headteacher Ellenor Beighton said: “We are very pleased that the hard work of the students and staff at De Aston has been acknowledged. Exams are not the only important thing in education, but they make a huge difference to young people’s life chances.”

Across Lincolnshire schools are performing above the national average.

The table shows a pass rate of 62.1 per cent for five A* - C grades, including English and Maths, 3.3 per cent above the national average.

Overall, the five A*-C results increased to 85.9 per cent, which is 2.9 per cent above the national average, while 96 per cent of all year 11 children achieved 5+ A*-G grades.

“Once more Lincolnshire students have achieved some fantastic results, whether in schools, academies or colleges,” said Coun Patricia Bradwell, executive councillor for Children’s Services.

“It is pleasing to see results continue to improve year after year. The achievements and qualifications gained by young people should help towards securing jobs and other opportunities.

“Together with their parents, carers and teachers, they all deserve recognition for an outstanding year of success for Lincolnshire.”

For the league table for Lincolnshire visit www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/community/schools