GCSE RESULTS 2017: 'Real determination' led to 'superb' grades at Marling

GCSE Results.Le Rocquier

GCSE Results.Le Rocquier

The UK results include all exam entries, including those from pupils in the Isle of Man as well as UK selective schools, independent schools and further education colleges.

The results revealed that 49% of pupils achieved an A*-A or equivalent with 99% achieving at least one A*-C or equivalent.

Isaac, 16, said: "I was very nervous but it has been good".

The exam board says there are several factors this year affecting the results in different ways for individual subjects.

Head girl Elizabeth Williams achieved an incredible 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.

Leanne said she "cried a little bit" when she opened the results envelope: "I was a bit surprised but more than anything I was just really proud". But I did much better than I thought I had done.

Garry Bowe, headmaster of Wellingborough School, said: "Today is a day of celebration for our pupils as they prepare for the next stage of their education". Reading my results, I was overwhelmed.

"I'm planning to stay here [and continue into sixth form at Lydiard Park Academy] but I'm not sure what to pick yet - because I'm going to base it on my results".

Will Banbury GCSE students be jumping for joy?

Mr Cornally added: "We are very delighted with the high grades achieved but it is also about every pupil in our school".

But with a new grading format and tougher testing, it could be a while before we know which of the two boroughs' schools have come out on top.

"Right across the curriculum, we've had some great performances". However, future years will see these subjects being reformed in the same way, with more demanding subject content and a change in grading.

She said: "I got three A*s, a grade 7 in English Lit and a grade 9 in English Language".

Isaac also wants to go on to study medicine.

"It has been a very tough year and hard to find the spare time, because there has been a lot of work out of class hours as well".

Elliott Jones achieved four A*s and a grade 8 in English Literature. She has worked so hard.

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