Lutterworth College is having to rewrite its history books after GCSE results were released today (Thursday).
Students and staff have been celebrating a record-breaking set of grades.
The school released the results in two waves due to the large number of students, at 8.30am and 10am.
Headline statistics were:
*28 per cent of all grades were A* or A - a new college record.
*53 per cent of all grades were B or above – another college record.
*79 per cent of all grades were C or above – an increase of three per cent on last year and a college record.
*67 per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths – an increase of five per cent on last year and yet another college record.
The college also achieved its best ever results in maths which was an increase of 12 per cent on 2013’s results.
In science, 65 per cent of students gained an A* or A grade and there were continued high standards earned in English literature, religious studies, art, drama and design technology.
There were also big increases and best-ever results in modern languages, business studies, dance and PE.
In a statement, the school highlighted some of its star students’ performances:
Ellen Martin gained ten A*’s and one A grade and Emily Lund got ten A* grades.
And gaining ‘10+’ A* or A grades were Esther Thomas, Ryan Sharp, Dominic Harris, Alexander Harris, Lilika Peutherer, Bethany King, Talia Randall, Jazzmyn Lyons, Thomas Marlow, Natasha Sedani, Conar Sinton, Alex Lowdon, Edward Viney, Daniel Edwards, Hannah Gmerek, Pheobe Griffiths, Charlotte Hull and Molly Mcallister.
The college’s executive principal Andrew Cooper said: “Our students and staff have worked hard and their efforts have been rewarded with some fantastic results.
“I am particularly pleased that such a large proportion of our students have achieved five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths and that we have set a number of college records in the percentage of top grades achieved.
“Many of our results are well above the national average. We know college has a long track record of high-quality GCSE teaching.
“However, our staff have excelled themselves yet again this year. More than anything, I’m pleased for our students who should feel very proud and I look forward to welcoming many of them back to continue their education in our sixth form next week.”
Last Thursday, staff and students from the school were celebrating an impressive set of A-level results.
Story by Alex Blackwell.