High fliers at Kettering Science Academy toast their success

Pupils from Kettering Science Academy receive their GCSE results. Pictured is Josh Douglas, Leuri Marte-Martes & Roy Mhirizhonga.
Pupils from Kettering Science Academy receive their GCSE results. Pictured is Josh Douglas, Leuri Marte-Martes & Roy Mhirizhonga.

High-fliers at a Kettering school celebrated their GCSE results today.

Three quarters of students - 76 per cent - achieved five or more A* to C grade GCSEs, a figure that has risen from 71 per cent in 2011.

Prinicpal Martin Campbell said: “We’re delighted with another rise in the number of pupils gaining five or more GCSEs.

“There have been some extremely good results in subjects across the board and our science results have once again exceeded the national average.”

Among the star performers was Fabien Sutton, who achieved 7 A*s, 5 As and one distinction. He is staying on at KSA’s sixth form to study maths, chemistry, biology and physics.

He said: “I was surprised and pleased with my results. I have worked hard and put in a lot of effort – it’s good when you get the results.”

Yasmine Kerr, who picked up 8 As, said: “I’m ecstatic – I didn’t think I’d do that well.” She will be studying maths, biology, physics and psychology A Levels at KSA in September.”

Leia Pomfrett is also celebrating after finding our she’d achieved 4 A*s, 2 As and 2 Bs. She is planning to study maths and science subjects in the sixth form. She said: “I felt like crying when I opened my results. I’m proud and happy. It’s worth it when you open that envelope.”

Another high achiever was Ranveer Sahota, who picked up A*s in maths and graphics and five As. “It’s been hard but it’s worth it when you see the results. I didn’t think I would get an A in English so I’m really pleased with that one, and the maths and graphics.”