Students at Ixworth Free School celebrate first GCSE results

Out of 35 GCSE students in total, 71% of students achieved at least a Grade 4 in English and maths.

Niki King, Headteacher at Ixworth Free School, said: “I am very proud of the progress that students have made since the school opened in 2014. It is excellent to see a number of top grades of 8 and 9 have been achieved with the newly reformed GCSEs. We wish all our students success for the future as they progress on to further education.”

Top achievers at Ixworth Free School include John Neaverson, who achieved two 9 grades (equivalent to A**), one A* and seven A’s. John, who lives in Ixworth and was Head Boy at the school, has won a place at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge. He said: “I am delighted and really excited to be able to go on to study for A levels in politics, history and economics.”

Blythe Brunt, who lives in Bardwell, achieved one grade 9, a grade 6, one A*, three A’s and four B’s. She is shortly moving to London with her parents and said: “I am really pleased with my results. I want to get into costume design and I’ll be going onto study for A levels at a sixth form college in London in subjects including Art and Textiles.”

Jack Larder achieved one grade 8, five A’s and five B’s and will be studying for A levels in chemistry, biology and psychology at King Edwards School in Bury St Edmunds. Jack, who is a Corporal in the Ixworth Army Cadets, said: “I am pleased and surprised because I have got better results than I expected and it enables me to get into sixth form to study for A levels.”

Isobel Holland achieved one grade 8, one A*, four A’s and four B’s. She said: “I’m pleased with these results because they have enabled me to do what I want to do, which is to get into sixth form to do A levels in sciences at Thetford Grammar School, with the ambition to become a vet.”