A 12-year-old who scored an A* at Maths was among Northamptonshire pupils celebrating their GCSE results at Kimbolton School over the border in Cambridgeshire.
Staff and students were happy with another excellent set of GCSE results with 65 per cent of the grades awarded at A* or A. Ninety eight per cent of the pupils achieved five or more passes at A* to C grade.
Thirty pupils (31 per cent of the year group) achieved nine or more A* or A grades.
Harriet Poulter, of Aldwincle, achieved nine A*s in her nine subjects.
Among the other notable achievers who achieved at least seven A*s was Josh Daniels-Holgate, of Islip.
Jonathan Belbin, the headmaster, said: “These are close to our best ever GCSE results and reflect the determined efforts of our pupils and staff.
“For almost two-thirds of the grades awarded to be at A* or A is a tremendous achievement. The vast majority of the year group are progressing into our Sixth Form where they will be joined by a number of new students from other schools.”
In addition, talented First Former Joseph Lee, aged 12, of Raunds, was entered for GCSE Mathematics and scored a top A* grade.
“Joe demonstrated an exceptionally advanced level of Maths when he joined us last September,” explained Mr Belbin.” He is now following an individual pathway to ensure that he remains stretched in Maths, whilst still fully participating in everything else that the school has to offer.”
The results in full:
A*-A 64.6 per cent
A*-B 85.7 per cent
A*-C 96.5 per cent
A*-E 100 per cent
Candidates with five or more at A*-C (inc Maths and English) = 93 per cent
Candidates with five or more at A*-C = 98 per cent