Record top grades at Thomas Clarkson Academy

GCSE results day at Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech.'Back from left: Matt Barrett, Ricki Tura and Mackenzie Cobbin. Front from left: Stacey Pitcher, Chelsea Munday and Hannah Loughlin.
GCSE results day at Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech.'Back from left: Matt Barrett, Ricki Tura and Mackenzie Cobbin. Front from left: Stacey Pitcher, Chelsea Munday and Hannah Loughlin.
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The number of students at Thomas Clarkson Academy achieving five GCSEs at the top grades of A* to C has risen to a record high of 60 per cent.

Progress in maths and science has also shown improvement, delighting principal Clare Claxton.

GCSE results day at Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech.'Back from left: Louis Chamberlain, Alex Green, Matthew Dyke and Joe Gamble. Front from left: Corey Grimmer and Daniel Oakley.

GCSE results day at Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech.'Back from left: Louis Chamberlain, Alex Green, Matthew Dyke and Joe Gamble. Front from left: Corey Grimmer and Daniel Oakley.

She said: “We have had some great individual successes and the students really deserve it.

“The entire team of teaching staff at Thjomas Clarkson are very proud of the students for achieving these results. As principal, I recognise just how hard some of the staff have worked to secure the improvements.”

She added that the improving results show the change towards an increasingly aspirational student culture at the school.

“The students are beginning to understand and aspire to greater achievements.

GCSE results at Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech.'Rebecca Luzaityte.

GCSE results at Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech.'Rebecca Luzaityte.

“There is a keenness among existing staff for the forthcoming term. We will also be welcoming a number of new staff, many with a wealth of experience, and begin to build on the achievements of this year.”

Two head boys celebrated excellent results. Ricki Tura, who has head boy of the King learning community, achieved eight A*s, two As, one B and a distinction. And Mackenzie Cobbin was “over the moon” to get two A*s, seven As, four Bs and a distinction. They will both be going to Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough to study maths, physics, chemistry and economics.

Akshay Kishor achieved 11 A* to C grades and is returning to TCA to study biology, chemistry, maths and physics after gaining A*s in all four subjects.

Former Madiba head girl Stacey Pitcher achieved 11 GCSEs including A*s in chemistry and maths. She will also be returning for sixth form but has not yet decided what to study.

GCSE results at Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech.'Akshay Kishor.

GCSE results at Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech.'Akshay Kishor.

And Lithuanian student Rebecca Luzaityte gained an impressive A grade in English Language despite only moving to the country in October. She is staying at TCA for sixth form and hopes to study journalism after her A Levels.