Beccles Free School celebrate GCSE results 2018

Beccles Free School students are celebrating their GCSEs today (23 August) after 67% of 51 pupils achieved at least a Grade 4 in English and maths.

David Lees, Headteacher at Beccles Free School, said: “Congratulations to our students on another year of excellent progress and strong achievements in core academic subjects, which has produced our best ever set of GCSE results. Having joined as Headteacher at Beccles Free School earlier this year, I’m delighted that our strategy for continued improvement has delivered such fantastic outcomes. Our hard-working students, committed staff and supportive parents should be very proud of these achievements and deserve to celebrate their success.”

Seren Saunders is especially happy with her GCSE results, achieving a number of high grades despite battling cystic fibrosis. Seren achieved six GCSEs at grade 7 or higher, with grade 8 in history, English literature and drama. Seren achieved two grades higher than she was expected to achieve when she joined Beccles Free School.

Seren said: “I’m really pleased, I was convinced I hadn’t passed anything, but I actually did really well. The teachers have been amazing at Beccles Free School, I missed some school time because of my illness but everyone has been so supportive. I’m now looking forward to studying French, English literature and drama at East Norfolk Sixth Form College from September.”

Twins Mia and Callum Hopson from Southwold are both over the moon with their GCSE results, achieving top grades in their favourite science subjects. Both are heading to Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form to study maths, chemistry and biology at A-Level from September.

Mia said: “I’m so happy with my results, Callum and I both revised really hard and we’re pleased that we’ve both done so well. I’m over the moon that I got two grade 9s in English language and PE, as well as grade 8 in biology and grade 7 in chemistry as I want to study science at sixth form.”

Head Boy Samuel Florido flew to Belgium on GCSE results day but he still had time to celebrate his excellent grades, including two grade 9s in English and maths, six grade 8s and a grade 7. Among his academic achievements at Beccles Free School, Samuel is also proud to have been captain of the RoboCup team which achieved World Championship victory in 2016.