TEENAGER collecting their results at The Costello School have outdone their predecessors, gaining the schools best results to date.

More than 72 per cent of students getting 4+ grades in English and in maths, this a seven per cent increase on last year, and the highest set of outcomes the school has achieved.

One of the students who preformed well in the exams was Abigail Robinson who received six 9’s.

The 16-year-old told the Gazette: “I felt that I had done ok but some of the exams were a lot tougher than I had expected.

“I was not expected to get so many 9’s, especially in geography where I was predicted to get a 6.”

Abigail is now set to go to Queen Mary’s College to aid her studies to follow her dream of becoming a vet.

Fellow animal lover Matthew Underdown gained seven 9’s and three 7’s.

He credited the support of Costello staff helping him achieve the grades he got, he said: “The really helped us with lots of mock exams and preparation.

“I found this the case especially in French, which was a subject I really enjoyed and my teacher was really supportive to everyone in the class.

"I am so proud of myself."

The Lychpit teenager is now heading to Peter Simmons to study maths, chemistry, biology and politics in the hopes to pursue a career in zoology.

Headteacher at The Costello School, Randall Jull, said: “We are committed to ensuring that every one of our students at The Costello School has the opportunity to lead their very best life, to reach academic excellence, and to experience activities that will shape them as young people, setting them on their path to adulthood.

"I am very proud of all of our students, supported by their parents and our teachers, for the results they have achieved today.”