Saxmundham Free School GCSE results 2018

Saxmundham Free School is celebrating its second year of excellent GCSE results after 63% of 59 students achieved at least a Grade 4 in English and maths this summer.

6 students achieved grade 9s, the top grades possible.

32% of students achieved a grade 7 or above in English

100% pass rate (4+ above) in Triple Science

63% 4+        39% 5+        76% 4+ in English         40% 4+ in EBacc

David Lees, Headteacher at Saxmundham Free School, said: “It has been another year of fantastic progress for our Year 11 students, who should be very proud of themselves. The achievement in traditional academic subjects is a reflection of our students’ hard work, the commitment of our teachers and support of our parents. We’re pleased that our students leave us as well-rounded, resilient individuals who are ready to move on to their next step in education.”

Lauren Child, previous Head Girl at Saxmundham Free School, is particularly pleased with her results, as she is one step closer to achieving her dream career of becoming a doctor. Lauren achieved 10 GCSEs at grades 7 and above – including a grade 9 in geography and grade 8 in English, maths, biology and history. Lauren also completed her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award at the school.

Lauren said: “I’m really happy with my results, especially my grade 9 in geography which I didn’t expect. I’m now looking forward to studying chemistry, biology, maths and French at Woodbridge School Sixth Form. I’ve always wanted to be a doctor so I’m aiming to study medicine at university after A-Levels.”

16-year-old Jamie Roberts is celebrating his GCSEs after scoring a top grade 9 in English alongside five grade 8s and two grade 7s. Jamie’s progress at Saxmundham Free School meant he achieved three grades higher than expected when he joined in Year 7. Jamie has been awarded a bursary placement at Woodbridge School where he will be studying biology, chemistry, physics and classics at A-Level. Aside from academic subjects, Jamie achieved the rank of Lance Corporal at the school’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

Jamie said: “I’m very surprised with my results, they’re even better than I could have hoped. I’ve really enjoyed Saxmundham Free School, particularly the CCF, and now I’m looking forward to working hard at sixth-form to achieve the best grades I can at A-Level.”

Twins Maddy and Evie Salter are both delighted with their results – achieving 20 GCSEs between them at grade 4 and above. Maddy is especially proud of her grade 9 in English language and grade 8 in music – she’s heading to Suffolk One to follow a career as a musician by studying music, music performance and film at A-Level.

Maddy said: “I play guitar, bass, drums, piano and ukulele so I’m over the moon that I have grades to follow my passion for music at college.”

Her twin sister Evie is thrilled with her two grade 7s in English language and literature. Evie is off to Farlingaye High School to study art, PE, French and sociology, with the dream of becoming fluent in French, or following her love of dance and ballet.