STUDENTS are celebrating at Mayfield School in Portsmouth after receiving their GCSE results.
The 172 Mayfield students who got their results achieved a 50 per cent rate for the Gold Standard - A* to E including English and maths - and 52 per cent for A* to C.
This was up from 40 per cent for the Gold Standard and 48 per cent for A* to C.
Head teacher David Jeapes said he was ‘very proud’ of the students.
He said: ‘We are particularly pleased with our English and maths which have seen about 15 per cent improvement, but overall we have seen but rises.
‘I’m very pleased for the pupils. I think these results reflect their hard work but also the commitment of the staff. This was the toughest series of exams that we’ve seen in many years.’
One of the students, Sharna Clayton, 16, of Stamshaw, achieved an A*, four As, four Bs and a C.
Sharna said she was chilled with her results.
She said: ‘I got As in maths and history. I’m very proud because I’ve never got that in my marks before.
‘There was a lot of early morning revision before class.’
Sharna plans to go onto study at South Downs College.
Picture: Sharna Clayton, left and Grace Hilliar