Principal’s delight at another “fantastic year” of GCSE results for East Point Academy

Pupils at East Point Academy in Lowestoft collecting their GCSE results. Picture: Amy Smith.

Pupils at East Point Academy in Lowestoft collecting their GCSE results. Picture: Amy Smith. - Credit: Archant

Results at East Point Academy in Lowestoft improved for another year with 65pc of pupils achieving grade four or above in English and maths.

East Point Academy pupil Jenna Thomson collecting his GCSE results. Picture: Amy Smith.

East Point Academy pupil Jenna Thomson collecting his GCSE results. Picture: Amy Smith. - Credit: Archant

It follows on from last year's progress when 62pc achieved an A* to C in the same subjects.

Principal Richard Dolding said: 'These results confirm our students as being the very best in Lowestoft, building on last year's fantastic results. Across all subjects, a quarter of students achieved the top grades of A*/A or equivalents. The hard work and dedication of the students and staff, combined with the support of the local community has ensured that we improved upon last year's fantastic results.'

Pupils at East Point Academy in Lowestoft collecting their GCSE results. Picture: Amy Smith.

Pupils at East Point Academy in Lowestoft collecting their GCSE results. Picture: Amy Smith. - Credit: Archant

Jamie Mortimer was among the school's top achievers.

He achieved a grade six in maths, level eight in both English literature and language, A*s in geography, biology, chemistry, sociology and catering and an A in physics.

East Point Academy pupil Jamie Mortimer collecting his GCSE results. Picture: Amy Smith.

East Point Academy pupil Jamie Mortimer collecting his GCSE results. Picture: Amy Smith. - Credit: Archant

He said: 'I'm really pleased. I wasn't expecting to do that well in English, but if I didn't get my As in science I would have been disappointed, but overall I'm really happy.'

Jamie has already secured a job working at a Christmas tree farm and will be studying agriculture at Easton College in Norwich.

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He said: 'People have told me I should be doing something else because of my results, but it is something I enjoy and I love being outside.'

Anaia Welton got a level nine in both English literature and language, a level seven in maths, three A*s in history, physics and catering, and three As in biology, chemistry and sociology.

She said: 'I'm really happy and very surprised. It is better than what I was expecting, but I put a lot of time and effort into studying.'

She will be moving on to Lowestoft Sixth Form College where she will study chemistry, biology and psychology in the hope of later doing a medical degree.

And Jenna Thomson is hoping to secure a spot studying between Jane Austen College and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form in Norwich.

She achieved a grade eight in maths and both English exams, an A in history, B in geography, PE, science core and additional, plus distinction *s in drama and BTEC sport. She said she was 'extremely happy' with her results.

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