Another year of excellent GCSE results was being celebrated at The Community College at Bishops Castle .

Headteacher Mr Thorley said: "Building on incredible results last year, the students and staff at The Community College have worked consistently hard to maintain and improve progress for all of our students.

Headline figures show that more than 70 per cent of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in English and maths, 52 per cent of all students attained one or more passes at Grade 7 or above.

Art, science and statistics produced particularly exceptional results, with more than 50 per cent of those studying art and physics achieving a Grade 7 or above.

"Many individual students gained excellent results, with some standout performances from Leo Ellis and Tyla Orton who secured 16 Grade 9s between them, as well as Kate Hall and Lottie Jones who showed the most progress across their time at The Community College," he said.

The average grade achieved by all students has increased again this academic year, at a time when the exams system has undergone significant changes.

Mr Thorley added: “Results day has been a pleasure to be part of. We are very proud of all of our students.

"The persistence, hard work and effort put in by both students and staff has really paid off. The success is well deserved and sets our students up well for their next stage in life."