Pupils from Kettering have shown themselves to be top of the class after they posted their school’s best-ever GCSE results.
A total of 81 per cent of pupils from Southfield School for Girls got at least five A* to C grades, up by four per cent on last year.
Early indications also show that record numbers of students are flocking back to the school to study their A-levels.
Headteacher Julie Goswell said: “We’re really pleased to be up on last year and to receive our best-ever results.
“It’s never just down to one thing. It’s a combination of the hard work of the pupils, their parents, and the school and the results are testament to everyone’s hard work.
“All the students got what they were expecting.”
Morgan Phillips, 16, of Irthlingborough, achieved As in all subjects except French, where she got a B.
She said: “I’m elated as I’ve got above what I was predicted.
“I’ve been up since 4am wondering what I’ve got but now I’ve seen my results I’m so pleased my hard work has paid off.
“I hope to do something creative in the future.”
Another pupil, Carla Drake, 16, of Kettering, collected her GSCE exam results today and was delighted with her A* in Performing Arts.
She said: “I did really well overall, I am pleased with my results in performing arts as well as English.
“I revised really hard, a minimum of three times a week. As it got closer to the exams I revised everyday. It was definitely well worth revising.”
Carla’s beaming mum, April, said “I would like to thank the school for Carla’s grades, she previously started off at a low level but has progressed with the help given.”