Beccles Free School GCSE results 2017

Out of 33 GCSE students in total, 64% of students achieved at least a Grade 4 in English and maths.

Nigel Youngman, Headteacher at Beccles Free School, said: “I am delighted with the progress that our students have made and we are very pleased that many students have achieved top grades of 7, 8 and 9 (equivalent to A, A* or higher). The results reflect the hard work of our students, the commitment of our staff and supportive parents.”

Lily Taylor, age 16 from Lowestoft, was delighted with her GCSE results, particularly her grade 9 (equivalent to an A**) in English language, which she worked really hard to achieve. Lily also achieved a grade 7 in English literature, a grade 8 in maths plus four A*s, one A and one B. Her favourite subject is geography, which she’s looking forward to studying at A Level at East Norfolk College next month, as well as studying biology, maths and law.

Lily joined Beccles Free School in Year 10 and was Head Girl this year. She said: “I’ve had a great experience at Beccles Free School, everyone has been really supportive and my two siblings are looking forward to starting school here in September.”

Jakk Jackson, age 15, was really pleased with his results despite a challenging year where he has been receiving treatment for a heart complaint at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Jakk achieved a grade 7 in English literature, grade 5 in English language and maths, plus three Bs and two Cs. He’s now off to Lowestoft Sixth Form to study towards a BTEC in Business.

Jakk said: “I’ve worked really hard this year and I’m really happy with my results. The school has been so supportive and I’ve really enjoyed my time here.”

Thomas Thornton was thrilled with his grade 6 in English literature, grade 5 in English language, grade 7 in maths plus four B’s and two C’s. Thomas is hoping to become an engineer after studying maths, physics and chemistry – his favourite subjects – at A Level at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form in Norwich