‘Best ever’ GCSE results for Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech

Anna Ivaskevica achieved six 9s in biology, chemistry, history, maths, physics and English literatur

Anna Ivaskevica achieved six 9s in biology, chemistry, history, maths, physics and English literature, along with two 8s. - Credit: Archant

GCSE students at Thomas Clarkson Academy have achieved the school’s best ever results.

Louise Plater achieved two 9s in chemistry and maths, four 8s, two 7s and a 6.

Louise Plater achieved two 9s in chemistry and maths, four 8s, two 7s and a 6. - Credit: Archant

The Wisbech school has seen improved grades for the second year running and increases in the number of students achieving passes (4) and ‘strong’ passes (5) in English and maths.

Nearly half of the students are staying on to study at the TCA Sixth Form.

There have been improvements in maths, biology, chemistry and physics, along with strong performances in modern foreign languages, English, engineering and dance.

Richard Scott, associate principal, said: “We’re very pleased to see results improve for the second year running.

Ben Carr achieved three 8s in biology, chemistry and physics, four 7s and an A in ICT.

Ben Carr achieved three 8s in biology, chemistry and physics, four 7s and an A in ICT. - Credit: Archant


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“What is important is that we’re seeing a steady, sustained improvement which is opening up more options for our students.

“Something we’re particularly proud of is the progress students have made from their initial starting point.

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“We’re now seeing more and more young people making good progress which means students are making above average progress at TCA compared to other schools nationally.

“These results help to put students in good stead for their future studies and we’re delighted to be welcoming so many back in September for sixth form.

“I’d like to say congratulations to our students and thank our staff, who have worked tirelessly to secure the school’s best-ever results.

“We have also had lots of support from parents which builds a stronger school community.”

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