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SET Beccles students celebrate GCSE results 2021

Students at SET Beccles school are celebrating their GCSE results today.

Heidi Philpott, SET Beccles Head of School, said: “Every Year 11 student at SET Beccles should be proud of their hard work and achievements this year. We have delivered a strong learning experience across all subjects despite the pandemic, including challenging and interactive online lessons, personalised support and equipping students with resources for practical subjects at home. The students’ commitment to learning in this uncertain time has been reflected in every grade, and they should all feel proud of what they have achieved as they reach their post-16 destination.”

Jamie Hutton receives GCSE results

Jamie Hutton is aiming for a career in engineering after a great result in GCSE [Credit: Ben Thomas, Copyright: Seckford Education Trust]

Jamie Hutton

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.

Jamie said: “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, gardening, and rock climbing. I’m now thinking what to study next, but I’d like to work in engineering one day.”

Anne Popova receives GCSE results

Anne Popova opening her results at SET Beccles [Credit: Ben Thomas, Copyright: Seckford Education Trust]

Anne Popova

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.

Anne said: “I joined S ET 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. I’m really happy with my results, I feel like it’s a huge personal achievement. Outside of school I’ve also been busy raising money for the Dragonfly Unit in Carlton Coville for teenagers with mental health, we’ve raised around £750.”

Marley Thrower-Palmer Results 2021

Marley Thrower-Palmer at SET Beccles [Credit: Ben Thomas, Copyright: Seckford Education Trust]

Marley Thrower-Palmer

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

Marley said: “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.”

Luke Sutton Results 2021

Luke Sutton at SET Beccles [Credit: Ben Thomas, Copyright: Seckford Education Trust]

Luke Sutton

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 a 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 surprised 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.”