GCSE results: Linton Village College students beat school record for A* or A grades

17:41 21 August 2014

From left, Mollie Gibbs, Emilie Carter and Robyn Thomas collecting their GCSE results at Linton Village College.

From left, Mollie Gibbs, Emilie Carter and Robyn Thomas collecting their GCSE results at Linton Village College.

Archant

Linton Village College students set a new school record for the number of A* or A grades at GCSE.

Sarah Cooper achieved 11 A* grades, an A in the free standing maths qualification and a grade eight distinction for flute. She is heading to Hills Road Sixth Form College to study A-levels in maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and music.Sarah Cooper achieved 11 A* grades, an A in the free standing maths qualification and a grade eight distinction for flute. She is heading to Hills Road Sixth Form College to study A-levels in maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and music.

Thirty six per cent of all grades were either A* or A, beating last year’s figure of 34 per cent.

Overall, 94 per cent of students gained five ‘good’ A*-C grades, while 75 per cent got the government target of five A*-C grades including English and maths.

Principal Caroline Derbyshire said: “In an academic year blighted by political interference with GCSE exams, it is heartening for our students and parents to know that exam results at Linton Village College remain outstanding.

“The class of 2014 thoroughly deserves its success and we wish them every happiness and fulfilment in the future.”

There were a number of impressive individual achievements. Adam Bowie, Daniel Galvin and Jonah Munday all got a complete set of A and A* grades, while Adam also gained an A grade in AS level French a year early.

Sarah Cooper picked up a full set of 11 A* grades as well as an A in the free standing maths qualification and grade eight flute.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Tue, 11:54

Jewellery and watch items were stolen from a house in Radwinter Road, Ashdon, after a burglary between 6am on August 6 and 4pm on August 20. Thieves gained entry via a window and caused damage to the window frame before searching upstairs bedrooms. They also entered the garage via a double glazed window.

Mon, 08:00
Stansted Airport

British Airways will fly to the French Alpine city of Chambery from Stansted and is extending its Berlin service from the Essex hub through the winter.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Saffron Walden Young Carers group in America

Youngsters from the Saffron Walden Young Carers Group are currently on the trip of a lifetime in the USA after raising the money themselves to get there.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Beales of Saffron Walden

New ownership interest has been expressed for the Beales premises when the store closes in January.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: