GCSE results 2017: The Bridge Academy students set for 'bright future'

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Lavington School headteacher Sarah Lowkis said her pupils' results had exceeded expectations at a time of great educational turmoil.

Thirty six per cent of all GCSE results were A*/A or better with outstanding individual performances at the new grade 9 as well as at the A* and A Grades.

"Our congratulations goes to them all, for their commitment and hard work which has led students exceeding our expectations - 76 per cent of students sitting exams gained a standard pass in both English and mathematics, which compares favourably to previous years and upholds the high standards at Lavington School".

Year 11 students at All Hallows Catholic School have achieved record-breaking results once again this year, with 83% of students achieving five A* to C or nine to four grades under the new numbering system for English and maths.

"We are extremely proud of each and every one of our students and I would like to congratulate them on their achievements".

Local high achievers include Catrin Parry, from Alderley Edge - a North of England hockey player - who notched up 10 A*s and two 8's; Wilmslow pupil Katie Roberts, who is Deputy Junior Captain at Wilmslow Golf Club and whose excellent grades included 9 A*s and a 9, the highest possible grade in the newly-reformed English papers; and Sophie Wood, a member of the Wilmslow Hockey Club, whose awards also included 9 A*'s and a 9.

Head girl Elizabeth Williams achieved an wonderful two 8's, in maths and English literature, a 7 for English Language 2 A*'s, 4 A's and 2 B's, whilst also carrying out her other duties across the school.

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Particular successes included: Jenny Morcom, who achieved 13 grades at 9-7/A*-A.

She said: "We've been on a high since our A-Level results last week so to see equally impressive GCSE results is truly fantastic".

DLD College, near Waterloo, has celebrated the success of its students as it announces a commendable 99 per cent pass rate on GCSE results.

"There are many outstanding students, too many to name, whose achievements and progress has also been exceptional".

Headmaster Terence Ayres said: "I am so proud of our Year 11 boys who have collectively achieved the best grades in the history of Thorpe House School".

"I would like to thank all of the staff, parents, governors and, most importantly, the students themselves, for the role they play in making our school into the magnificently successful learning environment that it is".

Sian Tuplin achieved seven GCSEs at A*-C, including two As or equivalent.

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