Skegness Grammar School students continue to excel

Students at Skegness Grammar School are celebrating after opening their highly anticipated GCSE results today. 
 
Once again, over 90% of students secured at least five A* to C grades including maths and English, with many students achieving the very top grades. 
 
There were also some impressive individual performances. Ten students, including Tom Jarvis who recently represented Team GB at the Rio Olympics, achieved 95 A*s and As between them.
 
Simon Sprague, Headmaster at Skegness Grammar School, said: "I am always inspired by the academic talents of our students, and this year is no exception. 
 
“Our students are quite literally celebrating hundreds of As and A*s. It is easy to forget that behind each and every one of these impressive results is a story. Staff have supported students relentlessly, our young people have worked tirelessly in the classroom and during revision sessions and they have all had the unwavering guidance and help of their parents and guardians.
 
“That is why, while the exam results for the whole school are very pleasing, we should never forget that these results will have a real impact on helping students to achieve their goals and dreams."
 
In addition to the number of As and A*s, the number of students achieving the English Baccalaureate also increased on previous years.
 

Alongside juggling his training commitments for the Rio Olympics, Tom Jarvis achieved an impressive 7A* and 2A grades in his GCSEs. Tom said: "I cant explain how I feel, I'm shocked and amazed. It was hard to balance school and table-tennis but for those few weeks, school took my full priority.

 
"I don't think I could have done any better. Since I returned from Rio I've been back at work training but today I'm going to have a day off to celebrate."
 
Alex Massey, who achieved 5A* and 4A grades, said: "I just didn't expect grades so high. I was so excited and nervous at the same time but I'm truly delighted with what I have achieved. I'm going to come back to SGS to study History, RE and Economics , I then hope to go to university so that I can work in Business or Economics."
 
Wendy Marshall, Chief Executive of the David Ross Education Trust, added: “Rightly, there are very high academic expectations placed on Skegness Grammar School and the Class of 2016 has matched those goals. They should all be proud of their achievements today. 
 
"These results will put them on a great path for the next stage of their academic journey and we look forward to many students continuing their studies with us in Sixth Form."