There were celebrations at Charter Academy as students opened their GCSE results even the pass rate was down compared to last year.
Seventy three per cent of students passed with the gold standard, which is 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and maths.
And the overal pass rate stands at 84 per cent.
Emily Morey, vice principal, said these results are brilliant and are encouraging to see.
She said: ‘We are really pleased with the results.
‘It is literally life changing for the students and now they will be able to study what they wish.’
Amelia Dreyer, 16, was amazed by her set of grades, as she gained four A*s, six As and two Cs.
She said: ‘I am really happy with these grades and didn’t expect them.
‘I was worried but excited at the same time.
‘We have been supported so much and the teachers have been incredibly encouraging.’
Lily McKnight, 16, of Copnor, achieved two As, five Bs and two Cs.
She said: ‘I was initially a little frustrated with some of my results, but I am really happy with what I have achieved.
‘I wouldn’t of done this without the extra time the teachers had for us.’
Picture: Lily Mcknight celebrates her results