More celebrations have rung out across Kenilworth as hundreds of pupils bag themselves top class results in their GCSE exams.
At Kenilworth School, 83 percent of pupils achieved five passes at A* to C grade including in English and Maths, and 98 percent earnt themselves five passes at A* to C grade overall.
The top 44 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* and A grades alone.
Head teacher, Hayden Abbott, has praised them all for outstanding efforts.
“I am really delighted for the students as they have worked extremely hard and fully deserve this success,” he said.
“They are doing better and better all the time. They enjoy good relations with their teachers and fellow students in a learning environment that is very student focused.
“All are to be congratulated for their achievements, and thanks are also due to our wonderful teaching and support staff who go the extra mile to encourage them and help to stimulate their passion for learning.
“Bearing in mind that we are a comprehensive school, it is really impressive to see that almost half of in year 11 achieved five or more A* and A grades, a standard that would be akin to a selective school.
“It shows that able students can achieve truly outstanding results in a state school and go on to achieve further excellence beyond GCSE.
“Well done to them all.”
And over the road at Princethorpe pupils are celebrating after almost 40 percent of grades hit A* or A grades, and over 65 percent came in at grade B or better.
A total of 15 percent of pupils achieved at least nine A* or A grades and the school has praised them all, with special congratulations to Hamish Ungless who achieved A*s in all 12 of his subjects.
Headmaster, Ed Hester, said that he was delighted with the excellent results which confirmed how far the school’s academic profile has continued to improve over the past few years.
“It is marvellous to be able to celebrate such success and all credit goes to the pupils and staff for their hard work,” he said.
“Whilst we have a wide range of pupils it is particularly encouraging to see we had our biggest percentage of A* grades ever this year.
“I am delighted that the vast majority of this cohort will continue into our wonderful Sixth Form to study A-levels and will aim to complete our innovative Princethorpe Diploma.”
Princethorpe pictured (l-r) Callum Panton, Will Thorneywork, Ed Hester (Headmaster) Bethany Harcourt and Harry Tallis