Cambridgeshire Celebrates GCSE Results

24 August 2010, 11:49 | Updated: 24 August 2010, 12:15

The wait for GCSE results is over for thousands of nervous teenagers in Cambridgeshire.

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Nationally, around three quarters of a million school leavers picked up their results today.

69 percent got the top grades of A* to C, up two percent on last year's results.

82 percent of students at Cottenham Village College have achieved the national A* to C grades benchmark.

Also, every student who was hoping for a place at local sixth form college's, like Long Road and Hills Road, has secured their spot.

At Linton Village College, teachers are celebrating the school's best ever set of results.

99 percent of exam grades at the college were passes, while 90 percent of students achieved an A* to C grade.

Oundle School pupils have performed well too - 45 percent of students there got an A* grade and for the sixth year in a row the proportion of A* grades is higher than A grades.

The excellent results came in all disciplines; 86% of pupils achieved an A* or A grade in English and 91% achieved an A* or A grade in Mathematics.

Seventeen pupils achieved straight A* grades: Helen Adams, Holly Anderson, Victoria Bevan, Bryony Choy, Harry Cobb, Laura Deering, Charles Dowell, George Ducksbury, Oliver Jackson, Frank Lam, Alice Rockall, Abbas See, Eleanor Smith, Rachel Thomas, Andrew van den Bent-Kelly, Frances Wilson-Morkeh and Clint Wong.  A further twelve pupils achieved A* grades in all but one subject. 

It's also been a good morning at Peterborough High School, which has achieved the best ever set of GCSE results , with the highest percentage of top grades that the school has seen since records began.

33.5 percent of all grades were A* and 64.6 percent were A* or A.

Every single student at the school met the national benchmark of five GCSEs at A* to C grade.

High-flying GCSE students at Wisbech Grammar School have been celebrating a string of first-class results.

More than half of the passes - 56 per cent - were at the top two grades of A* and A and 12 pupils obtained a clean sweep of A* and A grades in all their subjects.

The overall pass rate at A* to C was 94 per cent, with 97 per cent of pupils gaining five or more passes at A* to C, and the percentage of students achieving the top two grades matched last year's top-class performance.

Headmaster Mr Nicholas Hammond said:  "We are delighted with this year's results and all of our year 11 pupils should feel proud of what they have achieved during their two years of study."