Beccles Free School’s Jakk Jackson achieves GCSE success despite heart treatment at Great Ormond Street hospital

Jakk Jackson opens his GCSE results at Beccles Free School. Picture: SIMON LEE/SECKFORD FOUNDATION F

Jakk Jackson opens his GCSE results at Beccles Free School. Picture: SIMON LEE/SECKFORD FOUNDATION FREE SCHOOLS TRUST - Credit: Archant

Beccles Free School students have celebrated outstanding GCSE results – some having overcome difficult personal circumstances.

Lily Taylor with her GCSE results at Beccles Free School. Picture: SIMON LEE/SECKFORD FOUNDATION FRE

Lily Taylor with her GCSE results at Beccles Free School. Picture: SIMON LEE/SECKFORD FOUNDATION FREE SCHOOLS TRUST - Credit: Archant

Jakk Jackson, 15, managed to achieve a good set of results despite receiving treatment for a heart complaint at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

He achieved a grade 7 in English literature, 5 in English language and maths, as well as three Bs and two Cs. He will study a BTEC in business at Lowestoft Sixth Form.

“I’ve worked really hard this year and I’m really happy with my results,” Jakk said. “ The school has been so supportive and I’ve really enjoyed my time here.”

Lily Taylor, who was head girl at the school this year, was also pleased with her results, particular her grade 9 in English language.

She said: “I’ve had a great experience at Beccles Free School; everyone has been really supportive and my two siblings are looking forward to starting here in September.”

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