GCSE RESULTS - GALLERY: Boston High School doubles its English Baccalaureate performance

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Boston High School has doubled its performance in the English Baccalaureate compared to last year and has bucked a national trend for the second year running.

The school had 60 per cent A*-C grades in the new measure.

Top performers, from left, Deanna-Rose Davis, Shahad Turki, Charlotte Priestley, Emily Hobbs, Amna Zafar, Saffron Nicholson and Renata Orseuskyta. EMN-160825-110801001

Top performers, from left, Deanna-Rose Davis, Shahad Turki, Charlotte Priestley, Emily Hobbs, Amna Zafar, Saffron Nicholson and Renata Orseuskyta. EMN-160825-110801001

It gained 100% A*-C grades in English Language and English Literature GCSE, bucking the national trend for the second year running.

Mr Andrew Fulbrook said: “We are delighted with our students GCSE results. Once again, the students and staff have worked extremely hard to uphold our remarkable grades”.

A third of all grades were A*-A; with the number of students achieving eight or more A*-A grades ‘dramatically’ increasing this year according to the school.

The Science department achieved 100 per cent A*-C grades, but the top performing departments were Music with 80 per cent A*-A, Food Technology with 57 per cent A*-A, English Language with 53 per cent A*-A, History with 42 per cent A*-A.

Students also gained A*’s in Russian, Chinese and Polish.

A spokesman for the school added: “Amidst the new government measures in place for this summer, we have increased our overall attainment grade to B+ which is a fantastic achievement for the school.”

One of those was Katie Bland, who said she cried out of joy after opening up her results to find she had received eight A*s and four As.

She said she was ‘shocked’ and that the results were ‘better than what I expected’.

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