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Record-Breaking GCSE Results

Lytchett Minster School is celebrating another set of record-breaking GCSE results.  76% of our 225 Year 11 students achieved a standard pass (grades 9 to 4) and 44% achieved a strong pass (grades 9 to 5) in both English and Mathematics. A grade 4 pass was achieved by 84% of students in English, 81% in Mathematics and a grade 5 pass was achieved by 69% of students in English.  Headmaster Andrew Mead said, “We are delighted that the hard work and dedication of our students and staff has been rewarded with these excellent results.” In addition to the record-breaking results in English and Mathematics there were outstanding performances across  a wide range of subjects, notably Art, Business Studies, Computing, Drama, French, Food and Nutrition, Graphics, Media, RE and Resistant Materials.

There were many exceptional individual results, such as Amelia Hancock, who achieved the new grade 9 in seven GCSE subjects and a 7 and an 8 in her other two subjects; Ben Hallett achieved six grade 9s, one grade 8, and one grade 7; Maddy Spring achieved three grade 9s, four grade 8s and 2 grade 7s.  Millie Cooper achieved two grade 9s, four grade 8s and two grade 7s. Marnie Kidby achieved grade 9 in two GCSE subjects, grade 8 in two subjects and grade 7 in four subjects;  Reuben Sambells achieved grade 9 in one subject, grade 8 in six subjects and grade 7 in two subjects; Jack Orchard achieved a grade 9 in one subject, a grade 8 in four GCSE subjects and grade 7 in three subjects; William Percy achieved grade 9 in 1 subject, grade 8 in two subjects and grade 7 in three subjects; Alex Taplin achieved grade 9 in one subject, grade 8 in one subject and grade 7 in five subjects; Alice Hooper achieved grade 8 in four subjects and grade 7 in one subject; Jack Bosworth achieved grade 8 in three subjects and grade 7 in four subjects; Jack Falconer achieved grade 8 in three subjects and grade 7 in three subjects; Francesca Carpenter achieved grade 8 in two subjects and grade 7 in six subjects; Rowan Sharland achieved grade 8 in two subjects and grade 7 in four subjects; and Freya Watkins achieved grade 8 in one subject and grade 7 in five subjects.

Andrew Mead said, “In addition to these exceptional headline-grabbing performances from our high attaining students, there were also fantastic performances from some of our less naturally academic students, who achieved highly creditable results through sheer hard work and determination.  We celebrate the massive progress that they have made since joining the school. They can all be very proud of themselves.”

A large majority of last year’s Year 11 cohort are planning to continue their studies in the school’s sixth form, following A level and/or BTEC Level 3 courses. They will be joined by the largest number of external students in the school’s history.  Andrew Mead said, “Our sixth form is increasingly being seen as the ideal place to come and study post-16. We have amazing facilities and superb teachers.” The school will be welcoming prospective students and parents to its main Open Evening on Thursday, 19 September (6.00pm) and Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday, 7 November (6.30pm).  More details can be obtained from office@lytchett.org.uk and sixthform@lytchett.org.uk.

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