There were tears of relief and joy as pupils at All Saints Catholic Academy finally found out how they had done in their GCSEs.
Head of school Ruth Farrall said results had improved yet again this year, as the new numbered marking system was introduced.
She said: “We are pleased to announce that students at All Saints have performed well at GCSE.
“Over 50 per cent of our students have achieved the high pass in English and Maths.
“Additionally more than 80 per cent of students have achieved the standard pass in English and 70 per cent have achieved this measure in Maths.
“We are incredibly proud of our students; they have worked really hard and deserve their success.
“We are also really thankful to our staff and the students’ parents or guardians who have supported our pupils at every stage of their All Saints’ journey.”
Among the exceptional performances were Nathalia Allen Hernandez who achieved one A*. three grade 9s and six grade 8s. Maria Anil passed four grade 9s , one A and one 7. Amy Burbanks achieved two grade 9s, two eights and four 7s. Caitlin Crutchley passed two 9s, one A, two eights and three 7s.
Nathalia Allen said; “I am happy and relieved . The new marking made it more scary - you don’t know what is going to happen.” She intends to stay on at the sixth form college to study A levels in Biology, Chemistry Maths and German.
Taniya Illawatura achieved three 9s, five 8s, one 7, two 6s and one A*
She said: ”I am very happy - they were better grades than I expected.”
Joseph Topliss passed two 9s, five 8s and one 7. He said: “It feels great - better than i expected, especially in English.”
Shannon Cunningham passed one 9, one A, one B, one 8, two 7s and five 6s. She said: “I am very happy. I thought I had failed a couple but it went really well.”
Mary Kate Walker passed three nines, one eight, two 7s and three 6s. She said she was pleased with her results and will study A levels in English Literature History and Sociology.