Cheers of joy rung out at a Wisbech school as teenagers were finally able to open those important envelopes.
Youngsters returned to Thomas Clarkson Academy on Thursday to find out their GCSE results.
Overall, results across the whole range of GCSE and BTEC qualifications has improved compared to last year with students’ average point score also improving.
Principal Clare Claxton said: “As more of our students begin to believe they can achieve the highest grades, it is really heartening to see such a rise in students’ average point score across a range of qualifications. This is testament to the hard work of both staff and students.
“Alongside praise to the students I would like to publicly thank the staff, both teaching and non-teaching, for their efforts in helping students gain the best grades possible – everyone went ‘above and beyond’ and I cannot fault their commitment. I am so looking forward to September and the quest for even higher academic achievement in the forthcoming year.”
Katrina Richards was the academy’s highest achieving student with eight As, a B and two Cs.
She will go onto study A-levels in physics, chemistry and maths
She said: “I am so surprised. I thought I might get Cs and a B would be good. I was sure I had failed two subjects but got As in them both.” Katrina will go on to study.
Joseph Moore will be studying A-levels in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths after scooping an A*, five As, three Bs and two Cs.
He said: “The results are what I was hoping for and are a combination of my hard work and the support from the teachers.”
Jack Clark was delighted with his two As, three Bs, a C and 1 distinction* (BTEC)
He said: “I am quite shocked and happy that I have done so well. I worked hard and the teachers were also a great help.”
Rachel Abu-Jaber is celebrating after collecting three As, five Bs and three Cs and Aleksander Schulz received two A*s, an A, a B and six Cs.
He said: “I am very excited and very happy and I have so many options now.”
Year 10 student Charlotte Cameron took two GCSEs a year early and achieved an A in Science and a B in English Literature. Charlotte, who is World Kickboxing Champion and European Kickboxing Champion, said: “I am overwhelmed. The teachers were confident in us so I was confident in myself. I revised a lot and it paid off.”