Minsthorpe Community College is delighted that our Year 11 students are celebrating excellent GCSE results once again this year. These results are a reflection of the hard work displayed by the students during their five years at the College and they will serve as a stepping stone to future success, with many returning to Minsthorpe Post 16 to continue their studies. We are proud of the achievements of all our students who have worked with motivation and commitment throughout their time at the College. Special mention goes to Kian Davis for his full suite of grade 9s, Bailey Hopkins, Cobey Stubbs, Ella Simmons and Grace Shaw for their high grades and to Selina Burton, Hannah Greenaway, Sophie Bateman, Amelia McMichael and Cal Clancy who have made amazing progress across a range of subjects.
It is always an anxious time for young people as they wait for GCSE results day to arrive, but for this year’s Year 11 students it has been particularly challenging. They have had to wait five months since their final day in College on Friday 20 March and in addition, they have had to cope with a week of incredible uncertainty and constant media speculation before the government reached their final decision on Monday afternoon to award students their Centre Assessed Grades. Minsthorpe Community College considers this to be the fairest approach. Minsthorpe teachers know our students well! We assess students’ work effectively and track and monitor their progress carefully. Students and their parents/carers can feel confident that they have been awarded the grades they deserve and have worked hard for.
Joint Principals, Mr Gilmore and Mrs Merritt commented, ‘We could not be more pleased with our Year 11 students and their achievements. We mention our ethos of ‘Team Minsthorpe’ repeatedly and these results really are a team effort. We would like to congratulate the students and thank their supportive parents/carers, our amazing staff and the committed governing body for the part they have played in this unprecedented year.’