- 60% achieved grades 9 to 4 in English and Maths
Heidi Philpott, SET Beccles Head of School, said: “I would like to personally say congratulations to each and every student for their hard work in their GCSEs. It has been an uncertain year for many, but I’m really pleased with how both students and teachers have supported each other during this anxious time.
We are a small school that knows and values all its students and we’re proud to offer each of them a bespoke education. This tailored approach continued through Covid-19 as we felt it important that young people have someone impartial and positive, they can talk to for their wellbeing during this confusing time.
Staff also enabled our students to give back to their community during lockdown. Visors were made in our design technology laboratories, then delivered along with aprons and goggles, to local healthcare providers. This desire to help was embraced by students back at home too with some collecting rubbish at the beach during their daily exercise and baking for Key Workers.
SET Beccles School is proud that we focus on the holistic approach to a young person’s growth, in addition to their academic achievements”
Nathan Sutton, who got six grade 9, four grade 8 and one grade 7, is relieved to receive his result today:
“Originally, with all the news about grading earlier this week, I was a bit worried. But, when I found out that results would be based on our mocks and predicted grades, I had faith in my teachers. So, I felt ok. I did quite well – actually, I did really well and I’m really proud of my results”.
Nathan is hoping to enrol at sixth form college in Wymondham to do A-levels in Chemistry, Biology and Maths. After that, he would like to study and work in a STEM-related field.
“It’s really hot and sunny so I’m now off to get a drink and something to eat with my family, then I’m going to enrol at sixth form”.
Joining Nathan in his joy at their results is Connor Prettyman who says he is “over the moon”.
Connor got 9s in both DT and physics, which he wants to study at sixth form, and an 8 in Maths.
“I’m hopefully going to be studying computer science, maths and physics at East Norfolk. Hopefully, I’ll be able to enrol this afternoon!
I have a rough idea of what I want to do in my future – I’d like to work with computers. Ideally, I’d like to be a software developer or work with servers. I don’t really have a specific end goal in mind. I’ll just see how it rides out!”
Connor also has some good advice for next year’s students: “You can worry about your results, but it doesn’t change anything – what’s going to happen is already pre-determined”.
Finally, the happy twosome is joined by a third delighted student, Aurelia, who is going to celebrate by dying her hair for the first time – bright red!
“I’m very proud of myself because I got higher grades than I thought I would. I got two 9s – one in philosophy and ethics and science – then I got some 8s, 7s and 6s!
I was very nervous because I genuinely thought that I was going to have to retake my English and Maths – I didn’t think I done very well in my mocks. But no need to panic as my results were fine”.
Aurelia is going to Sir John Leman Sixth Form to study biology, psychology and sociology. Although she is not sure what the future holds, she suspects it will involve psychology.
Other successes at the school include:
Alexandra Farrington who describes being “really happy” with her 9 in Maths and lots of other 7 and 8 grades.
Eve Smith achieved 9 in English Literature, a 7 in English Language, an 8 in Drama and a 6 in History. She is off to study English Literature, English Language and Drama at Lowestoft Sixth Form. After that she would like to go to UEA to either study English Language and Creative Writing or English Literature and History.