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Lincolnshire GCSE results buck national trend

By LincsCC  |  Posted: August 23, 2012

Abbie Proctor and Abi Hicks, from Castle Academy, who both got 4A stars and 7A's.

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Provisional figures released today by Lincolnshire schools, including academies, show the overall result for the national key GCSE indicator of 5+A*-C (including English and Maths) has again increased this year by 0.8% to 63%.

This compares overwhelmingly favourably against a national trend that appears to show a fall in GCSE grades.

Two schools, Caistor Grammar School Academy - for the third year running - and Boston High School, achieved 100% at 5+A*-C (including English and Maths). Grantham Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School students achieved the highest grades A*/A in at least five subjects.

Five schools made huge improvements of 10% or more on their results from last year in 5+A*-C grades (including English and Maths) - The King Edward VI Humanities College in Spilsby, William Lovell CE School at Stickney, Monks’ Dyke Technology College at Louth, Castle Academy in Lincoln and Banovallum School in Horncastle. The King Edward VI Humanities College saw this measure improve from 38% to 67%.

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Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said: "This is yet another outstanding year of results for Lincolnshire schools. It’s a truly incredible achievement by all young people, their teachers, parents and carers, especially in light of the national fall. The students should feel exceptionally proud of all their hard work."

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  • LincsBane  |  August 24 2012, 2:30PM

    Is this a sign that academies really are the way forward?

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  • LincsCC  |  August 24 2012, 8:46AM

    Well spotted. Thanks for pointing it out, we will get it changed!

  • Gnome_Chomsky  |  August 23 2012, 11:00PM

    I'm just so pleased to discover there is a Kind Edward VI School. So many monarchs have been parasitic ...