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SET Beccles School GCSE results 2021
  • 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”

Success Stories

Jamie Hutton, from Kessingland was thrilled with his string of top grades, including Grade 9 in Biology, Geography and Physics, and Grade 8 in History, Maths and Statistics.

“I’m feeling really happy, I’ve done much better than expected, I thought I’d get one 8 if I was lucky!

Studying in lockdown hasn’t been easy for anyone but it was the best it could be at SET Beccles, the teachers communicated well, and it was good to have that support.

I’ve also enjoyed a lot of enrichment activities during my time here, including Marine Cadets, garderning, and rock climbing. I am now thinking what to study next, but I’d like to work in engineering one day.”

Anne Popova from Pakefield is also proud of her seven Grade 8s, one Grade 9 and one Grade 6 at SET Beccles school, despite only joining a year ago.

“I joined SET Beccles two weeks before the Covid lockdown, it was quite hard but I’ve had a great time here and I’ve made loads of new friends.

Outside of school, I’ve also been busy raising money for the Dragonfly Unit in Carlton Coville for teenages with mental health, we’ve raised around £750.00.”

Other successes at the school include:

Luke Sutton, aged 15, from Raydon, who’s going to do an electrician apprenticeship after school, said his results were really good.

Luke achieved two Grade 6s in English Literature and Physical Education, five Grade 5s in English Language, History, Maths, Music and Statistics, Grades 5 and 4 in the Sciences and Grade 4 in Art and Design.

“I’m really happy, my family are really proud too. I struggled with English Literature so that was the grade I was most surprosed with, but very pleased overall.

During lockdown, I was able to play a lot of football and I found that I focused better on my studies when I was at home. The virtual lessons the teachers organised for us were good and they were always on hand when we needed them, so I felt very supported.”

Marley Thrower-Palmer from Southwold said his GCSE results are a “big relief” after the past year.

“I’m completely over the moon, I was really nervous about my grades but I’m so happy to get a Grade 5 in PE and Grade 4s in English, Maths, Music and Science.

I’m now really excited to be leaving home to study Sports Performance and Excellence at Easton College. The dream is to become a professional golfer one day, I learnt from my grandad and have been playing since I was 5 years old.”