GCSE and IGCSE Results 2016
Pupils at Kimbolton School have again achieved a fine set of GCSE and IGCSE results, with 58% of the grades awarded at A* or A. Twenty-nine pupils, over a quarter of the year group, received at least 9A*/A grades.
Pupils at Kimbolton School have again achieved a fine set of GCSE and IGCSE results, with 58% of the grades awarded at A* or A. Twenty-seven pupils, over a quarter of the year group, received at least 9A*/A grades. Ninety-six percent of the pupils achieved 5 or more passes at A* to C grade (including Maths and English), the Government’s standard measure of GCSE attainment.
Included in these results are those for International GCSEs in French, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish.
Leading the way were James Clements from Brington, Fiona Denton from Ellington and Jessica Staplehurst from Potton with 9A*s and 1A each. James achieved these top results despite spending the entire examinations period in a full leg brace, having broken his kneecap just a couple of weeks before. "I knew I had done well but not this well!", he remarked. "I spent four days at the end of April in hospital having my knee operated on and then returned to school. It was uncomfortable taking my exams in a wheelchair but I just had to get on with it. Hopefully, I'll be free of the brace by the end of this month." James is now staying on in our Sixth Form to study Maths, Geography and Physics.
Fiona said she is "really happy" with her results and will now study A Level Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Biology. "I'm not sure what I want to do yet, possibly bio-medical engineering or something similar."
Other top performers were Ella Giles (Kimbolton), Josh Smith (Needingworth) and Nathanael Warwicker (Rushden) all with 8A*s and 2As; Isobel Tang (Offord D’Arcy) with 8A*s and 1A; and Emilia Edwards (Lowick), Olivia Gerard-Pearse (Aldwincle) and Kiana Stokes (Ramsey) all with 7A*s and 3As.
All of the above plus the vast majority of the rest of the year group will be continuing in Kimbolton School’s Sixth Form next month where they will be joined by a number of students from other schools.
Pupils with all A*/A grades and at least 5A*s included Zoe Campbell-Butcher (Thurleigh), Olivia Fleming (Roxton), Eleanor Kirkpatrick (Brington), Chloë Neal (Eaton Ford), Phoebe Simpson (Barton Seagrave) and Henrietta Woods (Hamerton).
Molly White will be taking A Level courses in Maths, Politics and Biology or Business Studies. "Passing IGCSE Spanish was a highlight when I saw my results", she laughed. Her mother, Siân, remarked, "All that hard work has paid off. The School has given my children every opportunity and I can't say enough good things about it."
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 all our staff, has shone through once more. These results include many IGCSEs of course, a qualification that we believe prepares students well for the challenges of A Levels and beyond, even though they are no longer included in the Government’s spurious ‘league tables’.”
Updated 7 October 2016