Get in touch: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting YOGAZ to 80360 or send an email»
GCSEs 2013: 'Best ever' results for Lady Lumley's, Pickering
PUPILS at Lady Lumley’s in Pickering have produced the school’s “best ever” GCSE results, breaking records in all measures of achievement.
Headteacher Richard Bramley said the results were “absolutely fantastic”, well-deserved, and a testament to hard working students and staff and supportive parents.
The school’s pass rate for five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and Maths has hit 68 percent this year - seven percent higher than last year’s level and the highest Lady Lumley’s has ever seen.
And this year’s overall pass rate for grades A*-C is 82 percent, another new high.
“We are also really pleased that 99 percent of our truly comprehensive intake of students have achieved five or more GCSE examination passes at A* to G,” Mr Bramley added.
“A special mention must go to Bronwen Owen, who, as well as all of her sporting triumphs in the world of running, also achieved the school’s top results with 11 A* in full GCSE examinations and a short course in GCSE RE.”
Classmate Emily Barr, from Pickering, will be celebrating her GCSE successes at this weekend’s Leeds Festival.
She impressed teachers with her outstanding results - five A*s, two As, one B and two distinctions.
“I was hoping to do well, because I put the work in,” Emily said.
She is now looking forward to returning to Lady Lumley’ s in the autumn to start A levels in Geography, History, English Literature and Biology.
Two of her fellow students - Emma Berry and Charlotte Hornby - are hoping their outstanding results will help them on their way to a future in medicine.
Charlotte, who scored five A*s, three As and two Bs, said she was particularly proud of her A*s in Maths and Design Technology. She too is planning to join Lady Lumley’s sixth form, and go on to study either medicine or design.
The school’s other high achiever included Kirsty Brown who got seven A*s, four As and a short course A; Megan Abbott with five A*s, five As and a short course A; Jess Voicu with four A*s, five As and a short course A; Joshua Gorman who got two A*s, seven As, two Bs and s short course A; Harry O’Callaghan who scored six As, five Bs and a short course A; and Christian Nicholson with two A*s, three As, five Bs and a short course A.
Mr Bramley praised the whole year group’s hard work, and added: “They are a genuinely lovely group - they’ve got character and personality, and they wanted to do well. We aim to give them the right conditions, and make it fun and exciting as well as hard work.”