GCSE success for Wisbech Grammar School

Cheers rung out as Wisbech Grammar School pupils picked up their GCSE results.

The school is celebrating as a total of 27 pupils obtained five or more A* to A grades.

Nine youngsters achieved nine or more A* to A grades.

Headmaster Chris Staley said: “I am very encouraged by the results this year, even though the news today was that there would be some volatility due to the Gove effect.

“This success lays a firm foundation for sixth form study and for looking forward to results in two years’ time.”

Laura Harriman, 16, from March, has added nine A* passes to the A* she gained in mathematics a year ago.

She said: “I did way better than I thought. I have been so nervous on the way into school and it is such a relief to end it.”

Jo Slipper, 16, who lives in Terrington St Clement, has notched up eight A*s and two As.

She said: “I have done better than I thought and I am very happy with these results.”

Jasmine Clench, 16, from Wimblington, gained eight A*s and an A in freestanding additional mathematics. She already has an A* under her belt from last year’s examinations.

She said she was surprised to receive the grades as she feared that she had not performed well enough in some of the subjects.

Nicholas Rayns, 16, from Chatteris, said he was pleasantly surprised with the tally of six A*s and an A that he had amassed.

Edd Page, 16, from Wisbech, was awarded four A*s and five As, and said that he was happy with his achievement, but his main feeling was that he was so glad it was all over.