Year 11 pupils at Buxton Community School have celebrated the school’s most successful GCSE results.
Collectively, the students have achieved 205 A*s, 384 As and 1,652 A-C grades.
Effie McFadyen got only A* and A grades. She said: “I didn’t think I would do this well. I got an A in maths and three A*s in all the sciences, which is so much better than I had hoped for. I’m a bit shell-shocked really.”
Charlotte Tissier got five As, three A*s and two Bs. She said: “I worked so hard and I’m really, really pleased it has paid off.
“I’m really shocked about my maths grade, I never dreamt I would get a B but my maths teacher believed in me.”
Charlotte will be heading to Ashbourne to do her A-levels.
Headteacher Craig Yates said: “The smiles on pupils’ faces tell the story of their success, and myself and the other teachers are so proud of all their hard work.
“The students’ results are really amazing and we have 70 per cent of our students achieving A*-C grades.
“For some their journey ends here and they go off into the world of work, and for others they will be staying on to do A-levels here, but I wish everyone all the luck for the future.” Melanie Pattinson is really pleased with her A* in history.
She said: “I also got five Bs, three As and another A*, but I really worked for my history one and I’m made up.” Dan Clayton had no idea what to expect when he got his results.
He said: “I got nine A*s and four As. I’m going on to do maths and physics here.”
Sofia Morrissey was pleased with her results.
She added: “I passed everything apart from RS, but I’m so pleased especially with my maths and English grades.”