It was smiles all round at Horndean Technology College as students collected their GCSEs results.
Pupils packed into the school to open their envelopes and see their grades.
Lucy Taylor, a Year 9 student, sat her maths GCSE early, and got an A*.
She said: ‘I am so happy. It is such a relief and I was surprised I did so well.’
Horndean Technology College, on Barton Road, got overall results of 73 per cent for A* to C and 59 per cent of A* to C including maths and English.