MANY schools across our area are today celebrating their best ever GCSE results. Join us for live coverage as students across the area get their grades.
We have reporters and photographers at schools across the area who will be filing back reports and pictures from around 8.30am on Thursday.
Schools have seen huge improvements in results this year.
At Neville Lovett school in Fareham, headteacher Nadine Powrie is celebrating her second year of success in her role.
The school has seen 67 per cent of students achieve the ‘gold standard’ – another improvement on last year’s 18 per cent hike.
She said: ‘We are very happy. I think it’s well deserved for the students, staff, parents and govenors.
‘Everybody will be very pleased that the trend continues to go up
‘Next year the results will go up again. We have got fantastic results so we are very happy.’
Anna McArdle, 16, from Titchfield, got 11 A’s.
She said: ‘I wasn’t expecting it at all. I thought I had missed out on a couple of grades.
‘I’m so glad it turned out this way.’
Anna is going on to study geography, sociology, environmental studies and English literature at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh.
At Miltoncross School, 54 per cent of students achieve the ‘gold standard’ of five or more grades at A*-C – a huge hike of 19 per cent from just 35 per cent the previous year.
Headteacher Niel Mcleod, said: ‘That’s a record result for us. This is a massive step forward for the school. We are tremendously proud of the hard work that has been put in by staff and students.
‘Everybody has worked incredibly hard and we have had fantastic support from parents.’
Meanwhile, Mayfield School have seen 61 per cent achieve the ‘gold standard’ – a jump of 18 per cent from last year.
Crofton School in Stubbington saw 71 per cent of pupils achieve the ‘gold standard’.
Headteacher Matthew Leeming, said: ‘We are absolutely over the moon. People have worked so hard, colleagues and students.
‘We are absolutely delighted. This feels like a great achievement.’
Students at Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville have achieved top figures with 75 per cent achieving the ‘gold standard’ and 86 per cent getting five or more A* to C grades.
Headteacher Matthew Quinn said: ‘All our students deserve significant praise and congratulations on their outstanding performance this year.
‘Their tenacity has paid dividends, the results are a tribute to their commitment and hard work.
I would also like to recognise the commitment and dedication of the teachers and support staff who have worked with our students.’