The waiting was finally over for sixth form pupils at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Honcastle today (Thursday) when they received their A level results.
It was smiles all round as students began arriving just before 8am this morning.
Headteacher Heather Payne congratulated students on what she described as their “fabulous achievements.”
She said: “We are extremely proud of our A level students who have delivered excellence across the board, surpassing the high standard set by last year’s cohort.
“These impressive A level results say much about their hard work and their determination to be the best that they can be.
“We have sustained our 100% pass rate A* - E with over a third of results being either an A grade or one of the prestigious A* grades.
“Just over a fifth of our students gained at least one A* grade within their three or four A levels.
“All our students are to be congratulated on their fabulous achievements.
“They leave with our very best wishes for the future.”
Head girl Sarah Gosling said she was delighted with her results and will be heading off to Durham to study Natural Sciences.
She said: “I’m really pleased and it’s great to see the school has done so well this year.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at QEGS but it is time to move on to a new challenge and I am looking forward to University.”
While the majority of students will be continue their education at University, others have chosen a different career path.
Matthew Temple-Marsh revealed he will be taking a gap year in America and will work at an animal sanctuary.
Next week, attention will switch to younger students with GCSE results set to be announced on Thursday.
Pupils at QEGS, Banovallum School and Gartree Community College are anxiously waiting for their results.
*Don’t forget to buy your copy of next week’s Horncastle News for a comprehensive round-up of A level results day at QEGS.