Top of the tables for 10th year
CAISTOR Grammar has topped the Lincolnshire A-level results tables for the tenth year running.
"They are among the best ever in the school's distinguished history," said headmaster Roger Hale.
The highlights include the average point score per candidate, which is an amazing 1068.3 higher than any other school in Lincolnshire.
New French grades have also come into the school yesterday, which push the percentage of grades at A*-B up from 74.4 per cent, as reported, to 75.3 per cent.
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The new A* grade is much in evidence in this year's results with 12.3 per cent of the grades (excluding general studies) being at A*.
Three candidates achieved three A*s – Andrew Coker, who also got two As, Magdalena Pekacka and Ingrid Walker. Five students achieved two A*s and they are: Jordan Carlton, who also got three As, and Robert Dunn, Kaitlin Mapplethorpe, Christian Rowlands and Abigail Walkington, who all got two As as well.
Kaitlin, from Middle Rasen, said: "I am taking a gap year and doing some local work with animals. I hope to go to university to study to be a vet in September 2013."
Andrew hopes to read mathematics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Christian to read law at Christ's College, Cambridge, Ingrid to read law at Newnham College, Cambridge, and Grace Holland to read classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Two students will be studying medicine as a result of their success this year – Jordan Duckitt at Edinburgh University and Magdalena Pekacka in Marseilles.
Jordan who, as previously reported, was among the young athletes chosen to light the Olympic cauldron, said: "It's the same buzz today, in some ways even better as it has a long-term importance for me. This is an amazing feeling, though, again."
Polish-born Magdalena, from Grimsby, has an interesting time ahead, and it helps that she is fluent in languages.
"I am going to Marseilles University to study medicine," she said.
"I have three siblings, all of whom want to come to Caistor Grammar School. My parents made a really good move in getting me in here."