Pupil reaches for the stars at Kingswood School

Corby Kingswood School Head: David Tristram (CHECK SPELLING)'02/11/10
Corby Kingswood School Head: David Tristram (CHECK SPELLING)'02/11/10
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A straight-A student topped the list of success stories at Kingswood School, Corby, on GCSE results day.

Megan Plowman, 16, from East Carlton, managed to gain five A*s and five As, plus two distinction stars, in her exams.

The brainy youngster said she was shocked to receive the top grades.

“I wasn’t expecting quite so many A*s,” said Megan.

“I’m really, really pleased.

“The plan now is to come back to Kingswood next year to do A-levels in German, maths, French and either chemistry or English.

“Then hopefully I will go on to do something in the languages field.”

This was the last set of results for outgoing Kingswood headteacher David Tristram, who also took a GCSE class of Latin students this year.

All 13 of the Latin scholars gained an A to C grade.

Mr Tristram said: “You can’t imagine how much I am going to miss Kingswood and the people here.”

Results overall at Kingswood were similar to those nationally and were down overall. Despite this, seventy nine per cent of the school’s pupils managed to get five or more A* to C grades.

Mr Tristram added: “We are disappointed that we haven’t reached the targets we set ourselves this year but we are still way above where we were this time a few years ago.

“Like we’ve seen across the country, our English marks are down and I think it’s such a shame that the goalposts have been moved for students.

“It’s them I feel sorry for.”

Mr Tristram will now go on to become a tutor on a foundation degree in teaching and learning at Northampton University, and has other plans in the pipeline to continue working in education in Corby.