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At King Edward VI School, students and staff were once again celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results.

Of the 215 students who sat GCSEs, 69 per cent scored grade 4 or above in English and maths.

Lee Walker, headteacher, said: “We are very pleased with the achievements of our students this year, and thrilled that their hard work has paid off. It is wonderful to see our Year 11 students securing such excellent results in a wide range of subjects, and achieving the grades they need for the next stage of their lives. These results are a reflection of their dedication and resilience. I am also enormously grateful for the support and encouragement given to them by our hugely talented and committed team of staff here.”

GCSE Results 2019 - King Edward VI School. Picture by Mecha Morton
GCSE Results 2019 - King Edward VI School. Picture by Mecha Morton

Amelia Baker, 16, from Lawshall achieved 10 GCSEs securing grade 9 in history, an 8 in maths and 8s in biology, chemistry and physics.

She said: “I’m really happy, my nerves were right at the top, it is such a big relief. I was really nervous last night.”

Amelia is planning on attending Abbeygate Sixth Form.

Harvey Tilley, 16 from Bury St Edmunds achieved grade 9 in music and grade 8 in English literature, sociology, physics, chemistry, biology and maths.

“I’m feeling really happy,” he said, “I’m really relieved, I didn’t know what I was going to get.”

Another pupil who did exceptionally well was Aru Sinha.

Aru who is 16 and lives in Bury St Edmunds achieved 11 GCSEs, getting 9s in maths, biology, chemistry, physics and geography.

She also received 8s in computer science and French and an A* in further maths - which is still under the previous grading system.

Aru said: "I'm fairly pleased. I'm going to go out and celebrate. I'm staying at sixth form to hopefully do something in economics or finance in the future."

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