FAIRFIELD High School's head teacher congratulated staff and students after 80 per cent of students gained five A* to C passes, with 73 per cent achieving five A*to C passes including English and maths.
Many subjects achieved 100 per cent pass rates while several others ensured more than 90 per cent of their entrants gained the top grades.
A third of all students gained three or more A* or A grades, whilst 13 per cent achieved eight or more A* and A grades.
Head teacher Sue Gaston said: “We are particularly pleased that every one of our students has been offered a place either to study at one of the colleges or to complete work-based training."
Earl Mortimer bucks the trend
LEOMINSTER’S Earl Mortimer College and Sixth Form Centre has bucked the national GCSE trend, with a rise in the number of students achieving a grade C or above in English.
Students at the school achieved a 60 per cent A* to C grade in the subject – a five per cent increase on last year.
It means there was an increase in the number of pupils achieving a C or higher in English and maths from last year’s 49 per cent to 52.2 per cent.
The results mark the fifth consecutive annual increase at the school.
Principal, Adrian Long, said: “Our students worked extremely hard to meet their potential.
“Their life chances depend upon these results and the good news they received today echoes their commendable efforts, and those of their teachers and support staff.
“We believe this further compounds the Ofsted judgement of good, which was awarded to the college for the first time last year.”
Success accross the board at Lady Hawkins'
EVERY student at Lady Hawkins’ School in Kington left school with an A* to G GCSE this year.
And 80 per cent gained eight or more A* to C grades, with 55 per cent achieving top marks in English and maths.
One student, Calum Hayon, gained nine A* grades and two A grades while 16 per cent of the year group gained one or more A* grades.
“Students, staff and parents have much to celebrate in this set of results,” said head teacher, Gary House.
“All of this reflects high standards of learning and teaching. This results set is due reward for the hard work and dedication of staff, students and their families, for example revision classes before and after school, study support days in the holidays and whole subject revision days in the run-up to exams.”