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Students Celebrate GCSE Results

Students were rewarded for their hard work and dedication as they collected their GCSE results today.

58% of students achieved grades 9-4 in English and Maths. Our Year 11 leavers will now progress on to the next step in their education, with many going on to study at our sixth form.

Speaking on the results, Neil McShane, Interim Principal, said:

"With all of the national changes, this year's results represent an excellent performance in terms of student progress, built on the hard work, commitment and resilience of our students and staff. Students achieved so well that this year we have the highest number of students going on to study at Fakenham Sixth Form for many years. Well done to all involved and thanks to all our parents and Governors for their continuing support. We are rightly proud of the results of this year's Year 11 students."

Joanna Barton (pictured) celebrated a fantastic set of GCSE results with five 9s, three 8s and two distinction stars. Joanna says she was particularly pleased with her grade 8 in Spanish and grade 9 in English Language.

As well as excelling in her GCSEs, Joanna has made a contribution to the life of the Academy in her role as head girl. “Together with the head boy, we set up and ran the School Council”, she says, “We gave a lot of speeches, things like choosing your GCSE options, which we could give advice on from our experience.”

Joanna will carry on and study A Levels with Fakenham Sixth Form, in biology, chemistry, sport and English literature. She explains her choice to carry on with Fakenham Sixth Form:

“Our teachers demonstrated their unwavering support for me, they are so dedicated, and I didn’t want to give that up. They are great!”