GCSE joy for students at James Calvert Spence College in Amble

There were smiles of relief and joy for many GCSE students at James Calvert Spence College in Amble as they opened their exam results.

Thursday, 20th August 2020, 2:23 pm
GCSE results day at James Calvert Spence College in Amble.

It has been an anxious period for the students – and parents and teachers - with policy changes leading to grades being altered at the 11th hour.

Data across England shows 78.8% of papers were rated grade 4 or above compared with 69.9% in 2019.

There was a rise of a quarter in the top grades - a 7 or above, which is equivalent to an A in the old system.

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Faith Bell achieved a great set of results: Biology 9, Chemistry 9, English Language 7, English Literature, 7, Food 8, French 8, Geography 9, Maths 8, Physics 8. She plans to stay on in Sixth Form to do Biology, Chemistry and Geography.

Here’s how some of them got on….

Sam Dunn is heading to Newcastle College to study electrical installations. His results were: Biology 6, Chemistry 6, Design Technology 8, English Language 7, English Literature 6, French 5, Maths 5, Physics 5. Sadie Bryson will attend JCSC Sixth Form to study Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Maths. Her results were: Biology 9, Chemistry 8, English Language 7, English Literature 7, French 8, Geography 9, Maths 8, Physics 8.
Nathan Baker excelled in Chemistry. His results were: Biology 6, Chemistry 8, Design Technology 5, English Language 6, English Literature 5, Maths 7, Physics 6 He plans to stay on in Sixth Form to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
The Parks family gather for socially distanced results collection from Mr Moore and planning next steps.
Lily Parks will now head for Sixth Forum to do ICT, Food, Business and Geography. Her results were: Combined Science 5-4, English Language 5, English Literature 4, Food Prep 7, French 5, Maths 5.
Romani Moore is congratulated on her results by proud mum Ailse Armstrong. She now plans to go to Newcastle College to do Level 3 Animation and Illustration.
Lily Tibbitts achieved a superb set of results. They were: Art 9, Biology 9, Chemistry 9, English Language 9, English Literature 9, French 9, History 9, Maths 9, Physics 8 She plans to stay on at JCSC Sixth Form to study English Language, English Literature and Graphics.
We haven't got a picture of Leah Johnson but her results merit a mention. Her results were: Biology 8, Chemistry 8, English Literature 7, English Language 7, Geography 8, Maths 7, Physics 8, Health and Social Care - Distinction. She now plans to stay on in Sixth Form to do Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Health and Social Care.