Record results for Smithdon students

Record results for Smithdon students
Olivia Raines, Amy Howard and George Stevenson

Students at Hunstanton's Smithdon High School have been celebrating after receiving record GCSE results this year.

The school, which is a member of the West Norfolk Academies Trust, received its best ever exam results, with the Class of 2023 achieving grades almost 10 per cent above the 2019 results.

Despite national warnings of lower gradings, 67 per cent of Smithdon students achieved a standard pass of Grade 4 and above in English and Maths, while 38 per cent attained a strong pass of Grade 5 and above in those subjects. Other subjects with improved outcomes included History, Art and Music.

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Emma Rafferty and daughter Jessie

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Charlie Kent with parents Rigil and Sarah

“Smithdon students’ results are representative of the progress that the school continues to make,” said delighted headteacher Amanda Gibbins. “I am so pleased for all of our Year 11s.

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From left: Andy Corder, Amy Howard, Oivia Raines, George Stevenson and headteacher Amanda Gibbins

She continued: “These results represent what students can achieve when they work hard. I am proud not only of their success, but also of the efforts of our school staff who have provided the high quality teaching and pastoral care to support them in their achievements.”
Steve Chapman, Assistant Headteacher, added: “Congratulations to all our Year 11 students who worked so hard for these fantastic results. I wish them all the best as they go on to the next stage of their education.”
Notable student successes include: Olivia Raines (4 Grade 8s, 4 Grade 7s and a Grade 6), Amy Howard (1 Distinction*, 3 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 7 and 5 Grade 6s), George Stevenson (2 Grade 8s, 1 Grade 7, 4 Grade 6s and 3 Grade 5s).

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