Castle Manor Academy saw 98 per cent of it’s students achieve five A* to C grades at GCSE.
Including English and maths, that figure was 52 per cent – a rise of 12 per cent from last year.
The students they collected their results last Thursday (August 22).
Among the stellar performers were last year’s head girl Harriet Potter, who bagged eight A*s and five As, and will now study biology, chemistry, maths and psychology at Hills Road as she targets medical school.
“I’m really pleased with how I got on and didn’t expect that,” she said.
Daniel Payne managed three A*s, four As and five Bs, and will now head to Long Road to read maths, physics, chemistry and music as he aims to study science at university.
Alex Moller opened his envelope to reveal five As, four Bs, three Cs and a D, and will be studying chemistry, maths, ICT and history at Castle Manor next.
“I’m really pleased with how I did, especially with English and ethics,” he commented.
Katie Pugh achieved three A*s, six As and three Bs, and will stay at Castle Manor to read biology, chemistry, maths and English literature.
“I’m pleased but not thrilled as I was hoping for straight As but have got a few Bs,” she said. “I’m a bit of a perfectionist.”
James Carr scored four A*s, three As, three Bs and a C, and now aims to complete a business extended diploma at Cambridge Regional College (CRC) before doing a business management degree at university.
“I’m really happy with how I have done and that the hard work and effort has paid off,” he said.
Danny Pym-Hember got four A*s, three As, three Bs and three Cs, and after the summer will be studying game development, maths, ICT and chemistry at Castle Manor.
“I’m amazed at how I did and a bit shocked that I did so well,” he said.
Kyle Kirkby managed two A*s, three As, seven Bs and a D, and will study physics, maths, computing and politics at Long Road.
Ellice Hardy achieved five Bs, three Cs, two Ds and a distinction and will stay at Castle Manor to study PE as she aims to become a sports teacher.
Acting head of school, Vanessa Whitcombe, was delighted about the results, which are the best the academy has ever seen “We’re extremely proud of this set of results and the opportunities it will give our students.
“I’d really like to thank staff and parents who have put an enormous effort into supporting these young people.”
This year students took part in a variety of innovative sessions to help with their exam preparation, including several subject specific revision days, visiting speakers and a wealth of bespoke intervention aimed at supporting each student individually.
“Our Year 11 students set themselves a challenge to achieve the best results in the history of the school.
“I knew that these students were capable and am overjoyed at having the opportunity to celebrate with them.”
Principal of the Castle Partnership Academy Trust Madeleine Vigar added: “In the current climate our young people are under close scrutiny about the value of the qualifications they take.
“They should absolutely be proud of what they have achieved and the opportunities they will now have.”
Castle Manor will look to improve on this success in future years as it develops new areas of its curriculum and facilities.
This year will see digital learning take hold, with tablet devices in use to improve the way students learn.
The academy also hopes to develop its campus and move towards providing a brand new all-through academy on their site in Eastern Avenue.
For all the latest news see today’s (Thursday, August 29) Echo.