JUBILANT pupils at Bay House School in Gosport celebrated as they opened their GCSE results.
Overall 58 per cent of youngsters got five or more A* to C grades, including English and Maths, up from 52 per cent last year.
And 82 per cent got five or more A* to C grades across all subjects.
Ellen Watts, of Woodside Road, in Bridgemary, was delighted with her grades, getting eight A*, three A and one B.
The 16-year-old will go on to study at Bay House School Sixth Form.
She said: ‘It was lots and lots of hard work.
‘I’ll be staying here for the sixth form studying physics and maths.
‘I want to be a cosmologist studying astrophysics.’
Friend Callum Nicholson, 16, of Avercliffe Road, in Gosport, said he did better than expected.
He was surprised to get four A*, two A, four B and one C grade.
He said: ‘I wasn’t expecting the As in French and German.
‘I don’t know why I took both of them, I never felt particularly strong in both at the same time.’