IT was smiles all round at Bridlington School as pupils achieved impressive GCSE results.
98 per cent of students achieved at least one A* to G grade, 97 per cent achieved at least five A* to G grades, with 62% of pupils achieving 5A* to C grades.
The school exceeded all targets set by the Government and, for the first time ever, it reached the top target for the percentage of students achieving 5A* to C grades including English and Maths.
This should place the school in the top 10 per cent nationally of similar schools for student progress.
Lawrence Pearson, 16, got 2 A* grades in Business Studies and Geography, along with 5 As and 3 Bs.
“I was expecting to do alright, but not as well as I have done,” said Lawrence, who will stay at Bridlington School’s Sixth Form.
16-year-old Conor Spencer also did well, gaining an A* grade in Electronics in amongst his 12 GCSEs.
He said: “I am staying on in the sixth form, but after that I’m not sure.
“I’d like to be an officer in the Marines, and if I was going on to uni I’d probably do something like Sports Science.”
Leanne Clydesdale, 16, achieved A* grades in Fine Art and Graphics, and is looking forward to a career in art and product design, while fellow student Laura Blackford, 16, described her A* grades in Business Studies and Cooking, 6 As and 2 distinctions as “awesome”.
Bridlington School prom king and queen Ellis Marston and Ellie Meyers, both 16, also celebrated A* grades, while Steffanie McGurk, who achieved an A* grade in Business Studies, said she is “looking forward to getting started on her A-levels”.
Head teacher Sarah Pashley said: “We are absolutely over the moon about our GCSE results this year. “Our most able students performed above their targets and much better than last year in terms of the top GCSE grades, with 10.7% achieving 5A*s and A grades and 37.2% achieving 1 A* or A grade.
“I am really thrilled for the students, their parents/carers and the staff, all of whom have worked exceptionally hard and deserve this success. I am also really pleased that we now have a record number of students returning to us in the sixth form. This has been a great end to a great academic year at Bridlington School. Well done everyone!”