BUXTON Community School last week celebrated a record-breaking set of GCSE results.
A total of 82 per cent of students achieved at least five of the high grades needed for sixth form entry.
Eighteen students gained between eight and ten GCSE A* and A grades, with Lewis Beresford achieving ten A*s. Jack Clarke, Izaak Gregory, Annie Osborne, Freya Palmer and Lilly Posnett all achieved nine top grades and Tom Griffin achieved eight.
Other students achieving eight or more A*/A grades included Blythe Aimson, Lani Beswick-Jones, William Houghton, Luke Howell-Williams, Kieran Jones, Catherine Leafe, Bethan Marshall, Jacob Meaton, Eva Stewart-Rodgers, Benjamin Swain and Amy Tutt. Fifty students achieved three or more A grades.
Headteacher Deb Hill said: “We are very proud of all of our students who have achieved their best – at whatever grade – and a large majority of students in this year did work very hard.
“We also had four students who joined us as French, Chinese or Thai speakers and we recognise the enormous amount of hard work and enthusiasm shown in learning a new language over the last few years as well as studying for exams.
“In addition to that, it is equally important that students’ wider achievements are recognised. Yes, we are very proud of Lewis for achieving such high grades, but we are just as proud of him for undertaking his coast-to-coast cycle ride with Sam Sessions and Ben Hope to raise money for Help for Heroes.”
The school has been busy developing additional sixth form facilities for September as it plans for its largest ever intake, including more than 20 students joining from other schools.