There were tears of joy for students picking up their GCSE results at the Vyne Community School this morning.

Students impressed headteacher Nicola Pearce by achieving more than over 30 per cent gaining a grade 9 to 7 in either maths or English and more than 10 per cent achieving grade 9 to 7 in both maths and English.

One student who impressed with her grades was Mihaela Ghiurluc who received six 9’s.

The 16-year-old who wants to have a career in medicine said: “I wasn’t expecting to do this well at all, I thought I would get a could of 9’s but not six.”

When asked how she found the exams she added: “I think the school made sure we were all really well prepared, so I was quite confident, but the results have surpassed my expectations.”

Students at the school achieved 75 per cent 9 – 4 in English with 21 per cent achieving a grade 9 to 7.

This is the first set of GCSE results under the headship of Mrs Pearce who said she was “incredibly proud” of all the students collecting their results.

Mrs Pearce said: “I am incredibly proud of our students who all worked so hard to achieve these excellent results which will give them many choices and opportunities as they move forwards in life.

“We believe that these results demonstrate the way we work in partnership with our students and their families to support everyone to achieve their best. I look forward to hearing about the new challenges and opportunities our students will now go on to.”

Overall 69 per cent of students secured grades 9 to 4 in the much coveted maths and English.