Innovation at North Kesteven secures excellent results

Innovation at North Kesteven secures excellent results.

North Kesteven Academy students have achieved excellent results once again.

Over 66% of all students achieved five A*-C GCSE passes or their equivalent in the new grading system.

English remains a huge strength at NK and, once again, students have performed well above national averages. Students achieved exceptionally well – 78% of grades awarded were between 9 and 4 (A* to C). A whopping 60% of all students achieved a grade between 9 and 5 – the new ‘strong’ pass or higher in English. The expertise, commitment and innovation from the teachers at NK has secured great outcomes for our students!

Maths performance also remained very strong with 70% of grades awarded being between 9 and 4 (A* to C).

Neil Wilkinson-McKie, Headteacher, said; “We are extremely proud of our students and their performance this year. NK has worked very hard to focus the students on precisely what they needed to do to gain the higher grades and they have done it. Since January we have introduced new innovations in how we work incisively to support individual student achievement and it is already paying off for our community. The students are amazing and we are all so proud of them.”

It has been a bumper year for A*A grades or equivalences. Especially impressive were Nathan Clark with 11A*/A and Chloe Remmer achieving 10 A*/A grades at GCSE or equivalences.
Nathan gained an A* in Computing, History, Italian, Philosophy and Ethics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Dist* in ECDL, grade 9 in English Literature and a grade 9 in Maths. Chloe achieved an A* in Philosophy and Ethics; an A in Art, Computing, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Spanish, a Dist* in ECDL, a grade 8 in English Literature and an 8 in Maths.
Chloe Audis, Georgina Sharpe, Jasmin Hurk, Molly Inkpin and Joseph Payne all secured 7 A*A grades at GCSE (or equivalent). Chloe’s results included an A* in History and Philosophy and Ethics, an A in Italian, Dist* in ECDL, a Dist in Media, an 8 in English Language an amazing grade 9 in English Literature. Georgina’s results included an A* in Philosophy and Ethics; an A in Drama and Italian, an 8 in English Language and a grade 9 in English Literature. Only 3% of all students in the country achieved a grade 9! She also received a distinction* in Dance and ECDL. Jasmin’s results included an A* in History, an A in Biology and Chemistry, a 7 in Maths and grade 8 in both English Language and Literature – wow! Molly’s results included an A* in Philosophy and Ethics, an A in Geography, History, Italian, grade 7 in Maths and a grade 8 in English Language. Joseph’s results included an A* in Philosophy and Ethics, an A in History, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and a 7 in Maths.
Both Emma Johnson-Hirt and Harriet Wilmer-Richards achieved 6 A*/A grades at GCSE (or equivalent). An astonishing achievement.
A further six students – Ellie Johnson, Emily Barnard, Lauren Fielding, Imogen Jackson, Ellie Morgan and Sophie Collins all achieved 5 A*/A grades at GCSE (or equivalent). Another amazing achievement.
Ten more students achieved an outstanding 4 A*A grades at GCSE (or equivalent). They were Matilda Birtles, James Laskey, Bradley Piper, Gabe Wade, Daniel Lowbridge, Jacob Bruce, Rachel McCran, Hannah Richardson, Daisy Markland and Cameron Mayo. Huge congratulations to all of them.

“We are looking forward to our students continuing on to ensure their post-16 qualifications are just as impressive. Many students today have already discussed their aspirations going forward. With so many new innovations going on at NK to ensure that our students achieve, it is all so exciting! It doesn’t matter what our students want to do – we will do everything to help. Our new Medical Schools programmes are a real hit and will mean that the Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists and medical leaders of the future come from NK. If sport is your thing, we are the education provider for Lincoln City Football Club for post 16 qualifications. There is much more!”