A summer of waiting was over for Robert Smyth pupils today as the academy celebrated another good crop of GCSE results.
A total of 71 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades, 60 per cent including English and maths.
Joe Gautrey (16) scored six passes including a mixture of As, Bs and Cs.
He said: “It’s what I wanted. Looking back on it I could have worked a bit harder. But I got what I needed so I’m happy.”
Ben Phillips (16) of Fleckney scored four As, three Cs and three Bs.
He said: “I’m pleased with that because I got what I needed, so I’m happy with that.
Alex Ball (16) of Harborough, scored eight A*s, and three As, including in additional maths.
“I’m pleased with that,” he told the Mail.
“That was my target really so I’m happy. It was hard work but it’s been worth it.”
Emma Dalby from Fleckney got all A*s and an A in added maths.
The 16-year-old said will go on to do A-Levels at Robert Smyth and wants to go to medical school afterwards.
She said: “I’m pretty pleased, I did work pretty hard for the exams and I wasn’t sure what I’d get in some subjects so I’m over the moon.”
Head teacher Colin Dean said he was absolutely delighted with the results.
He said: “As with last week’s A level results, we are delighted to see improvements again this year in the number of A*s, the average point score and the percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate measure, which has more than doubled.
“The Academy’s average capped score is the highest ever. There are outstanding results in many subject area. Maths results improved again this year to an outstanding 85 per cent A* to C with almost a quarter of students achieving A* or A grades.
“Science results were again impressive with 30 per cent of students achieving A* to A and 85 per cent of all students achieving A* to C. Single sciences continue to enjoy their previous success with almost 100 per cent of the 52 students achieving A* to C in physics, biology and chemistry.
“We were really pleased to see improved results in many of the option subjects with particularly impressive results in economics, music and history, achieving 99 per cent, 87 per cent and 80 per cent respectively.
“Whereas, nationally, uptake for modern foreign languages is in decline, most students at Robert Smyth choose to study at least one language at GCSE. We are delighted, therefore, to see improved results again in this area with 75 per cent of students achieving at least a grade C in French, German or Spanish and 34 per cent achieving grades A* or A.
“These results reflect an enormous amount of hard work from the students and staff.
“We are delighted for our students and congratulate them all on their success. Our thanks also go to their parents who supported them through the months of preparation and revision.”