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    Excellent GCSE Results for Kimbolton School

    With almost 28% of all grades awarded at A*(or 9/8) and over 57% at A* or A (or 9 to 7), our pupils have achieved excellent GCSE and IGCSE results.

    With almost 28% of all grades awarded at A*(or 9/8) and over 57% at A* or A (or 9 to 7), our pupils have achieved excellent GCSE and IGCSE results.  Twenty-nine pupils, or 31% of the year group, received at least 9A*/A (or 9 to 7) grades.  All pupils achieved 5 or more passes at A* to C (9 to 4) grade (including Maths and English), the Government’s standard measure of GCSE attainment.

    Included in these results are those for International GCSEs in French, History, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish. Results for two subjects, English Language and English Literature, were scored under the new 9 to 1 grading system, where a 7 is anchored at an A, a 4 at a low C and a 1 at a G.

    Hattie Dent from Stanwick achieved 10 A* (or 9/8) grades while Lydia Carter (St Ives) received 9A* (or 9/8)s plus one A.

    Other notable achievers, all with at least 9 A*/A (or 9 to 7) grades and at least 6 at A* (or 9/8), were Mazen Badawy (Huntingdon), Umar Chaudhari (from Brampton), Pete Duberly, Lawrence Palmer and Tyger Peake (all from Stonely). Holly Fraser (Buckden), Sam Gregory and Shira Webb (both Kimbolton), Celia Lee and Harry Lee (both overseas), Joe Lee (Raunds), Lewis Meakin (St Ives), Sadira Pyne-Bailey (Wellingborough), Anushka Shukla (Barton Seagrave) and Charlotte Wylde (Great Paxton).

    Lotty Wylde said she was "very happy" with her results. "I'm surprised at what I got but the teachers helped me alot. I've worked really hard but felt uncertain after the exams so I'm very happy. I'm staying at Kimbolton to take A Levels in Maths, History and Politics." Her mother, Carol, commented, "When she joined the School at Year 7 we would never had guessed that she would choose to take an A Level in Maths. We're delighted that the School has really built up her confidence in the subject."

    Kaine Street from St Ives plans to study Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Drama at A Level while continuing his interests in the theatre productions and in the School's Combined Cadet Force. "I'm interested in joining the Army as a pilot or engineer, perhaps with a sponsored degree." Gemma, his mother, commented, "I'm very proud. His hard work paid off so we'll be celebrating tonight!"

    "I'm very happy with what I've got," remarked Josh Denton. "I'm doing A Level Maths, Physics and Chemistry with a view to a career in engineering, possibly." Josh will also continue his equestrianism with the School team and kayaking with the School's Devizes to Westminster marathon canoe team. His father, David, said, "I'm thrilled to bits. He's got A*s in all his A Level subjects so I can't complain! The School has done an excellent job so a big thank you to the teachers."

    The vast majority of the year group will be continuing in Kimbolton School’s Sixth Form next month where they will be joined by around twenty students from other schools.

    Jonathan Belbin, the Headmaster, commented, “We are very pleased with this strong set of results which again demonstrates the ‘added value’ that we provide.  Our pupils represent a relatively broad ability range and their dedication to hard work, alongside the support of their teachers, has shone throughout.”

    Joe Lee added his GCSE results to the A* in A Level Mathematics that he completed this year. He took his IGCSE Mathematics at the end of his First Form (Year 7) and received an A*. Since then, he has followed an individual pathway in Maths, completing a number of courses on his way to the Further Maths A Level that he will study during his Sixth Form in addition to A Levels in Physics, Politics and Spanish. Mr Belbin added, “Joe is not only a gifted mathematician but also a superb all-round student, in class, on the stage and in the debating chamber. We have encouraged him in myriad areas rather than narrow his focus too early.”

    Joe said, "Despite studying Maths on my own, I've felt fully integrated into the year group. I've kept myself grounded and got involved in lots of areas of the School." He is keeping his options open but may consider a career in Law.  His father, Ivan, commented, "Joe's talents may be in a field other than Maths and he has some that are still being discovered. Maths may be part of them but we are keen not to lock him into one path and to keep him rooted with his peers."