Saxmundham Free School GCSE results 2017

Out of 37 GCSE students in total, 65% of students achieved at least a Grade 4 in English and maths.

David Lees, Headteacher at Saxmundham Free School, said: “It is fantastic to see the strong progress made by our students, particularly in English and maths. This is our first group of students who started and completed their secondary education at Saxmundham Free School, and I would like to congratulate them all for their hard work and wish them every success for their future.”

Mark Spicer, age 16, is thrilled with his grade 8 in English and maths, which is equivalent to an A* grade, as well as achieving two A*’s, three A’s, a grade 7 (A) and two B’s at GCSE. Mark, who has attended Saxmundham Free School since Year 7, is looking forward to studying at One sixth-form college in Ipswich next month where he’ll work towards A Level qualifications in accountancy, maths, economics and ancient history.

Mark said: “I’m really pleased with my results and I’m looking forward to going to One sixth-form college next month. Eventually I want to work as a banker in either London or New York, which is exciting.”

16-year-old Faye Hickey-Martin is delighted with her grade 7 in English and maths. She also achieved two A*s and five As, and is pleased to secure a place at Colchester Royal Grammar School from September, where she’ll study maths, physics, French and geography. Faye has enjoyed her time at Saxmundham Free School since joining in Year 9. Outside of school, Faye has an interesting hobby of flying micro-planes, which she hopes to progress with a career as pilot after finishing her A Levels.

Edward Paulley was very pleased with his grade 8 in maths and grade 6 in English, as well as 2A*s and four As. Edward was Deputy Head Boy at Saxmundham Free School last year and he also took part in the Combined Cadet Force for 2 years. Edward is looking forward to studying history, economics and politics at A Level at Thomas Mills High School.