Linton Village College (LVC) today (Thursday, August 22) celebrated an improvement on last year’s GCSE results as 95 per cent of students bagged five A* to C grades – up three per cent from 2012 and a new school record.
That figure including English and maths was down slightly at 62 per cent, though 33 per cent of all of the GCSE grades were either an A or A* – a school record and a rise of eight per cent from last year.
Among the stellar students were twins Roberts and Mark Mitchell, who matched each other’s grades with six and a half (the school does a short course in Religious Studies which counts as half a GCSE) A and A*s and fours Bs apiece.
Leon Coals got 11 A and A*s, saying: “I feel brilliant and was really surprised.”
He will now study English, history, chemistry and biology at Hills Road.
Claire Cormie got ten and a half A and A* and said: “I was really pleased and very surprised by some of them.”
The Balsham teenager is also Hills Road-bound to study music, French, biology and chemistry.
Lucy Baker opened her envelope to reveal ten and a half A and A*s, and explained: “I feel fantastic and am really pleased that the work has paid off, especially after hearing on the news about grades being down.”
She is also set for Hills Road to read biology, geography, psychology and sociology.
For the full story and more pictures all the latest news see Thursday’s (August 29) Echo.