The first news comes from Huntington School in York.
Their students are are celebrating after 84% achieved a standard pass in their English GCSE and 80% a standard pass in Maths.
Altogether “76% of our students achieved a standard pass in both English and Maths, which is a superb achievement”, the school says.
They added: “On top of this, 42% of all our students achieved at least a Grade 7 in English, which is quite extraordinary.
“Furthermore, 38% of all our GCSE entries were graded 7 or above, highlighting some exceptional performance across a range of academic subjects, with one in three of our students achieving at least 5 or more of these very best grades.”
Naturally head teacher Matt Smith is delighted:
Congratulations to all our students on these amazing GCSE/Level 2 results, which is a testament to their dedication and perseverance during the last two years. We are so proud of them all.
It’s been good to get back to proper exams this year and it’s been impressive to see the manner in which our Year 11 students have taken these exams in their stride.
It was a delight to see so many happy faces this morning; as students celebrated their achievements with friends, family and school staff. The results they have achieved today will enable them to take the next steps in their education with a great deal of confidence. It’s been a great team effort and one we are very proud of.