STUDENTS across Wyre Forest have been celebrating today after finding out GCSE results.

Heathfield School, in Wolverley, were delighted their candidates achieved a 93 per cent pass rate of five A* to C grades, including English and maths.

For the fourth year running the school has seen an increase and all pupils, staff and parents are delighted with the results.

Nearly a third of all subjects taken were graded A* or A, and just under two thirds were graded A*, A or B.

Heathfield's retiring headteacher, Roger Brierly, said: "These results represent all the hard work that our pupils have put in and the inspirational teaching that the students have received over the years.

"We always have to remember that Heathfield is a non-selective school. Children come to us from a variety of backgrounds and have differing abilities.

"At Heathfield we discover their strengths and make sure that each and every one of them achieves their very best."

Lawrence Collins, who will take over the role as headteacher and is currently deputy head at the school, added: "I am delighted with these results and very proud of the pupils' achievements.

"I look forward to being at the helm as Heathfield goes from strength to strength."

Students at Holy Trinity School were celebrating after retaining a 100 per cent pass rate, with 85 per cet of students gaining five A* to C grades at GCSE following this year's examination results.

Top performers were Emily Reeve and Tilly Norton, who between them, achieved 18 GCSE subjects at A* and A grades.

Thirty-six per cent of all Holy Trinity students attained A and A* grades, while 61 per cent of all students achieved A*, A and B grades.

The best performing department overall was the art department which achieved 100 per cent A* to B, with 78 per cent of grades A* to A.

Headteacher, Pam Leek-Wright, said: "We are delighted that our students have achieved success on a personal level, enabling them to take the next step forward.

"We congratulate each and every one of them, and their personal achievements are positive testament to the dedication and hard work of both students and our staff."

Students and staff at Stourport High School were celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results with many outstanding individual successes.

The number of students reaching the gold standard of at least five top A* to C grades, including English and maths, was again well above the national average and other students across the country.

Students overall made excellent progress across a range of academic qualifications that meant that every student gained a top A* to C grade.

Principal, Chris King, said: "I am delighted that the students have again gained a fantastic set of academic results and have been awarded for their hard work and effort.

"Congratulations to all our students for their hard work and to our staff, parents and carers for the support they gave our students in ensuring they gained their best possible grades.

"There are many outstanding individual achievements, with a huge number of students achieving the highest A* grades, showing what can be achieved through dedication, commitment and maximum effort.

"We look forward to our students continuing their success with us now as they move onto A-level courses in our sixth form college."

Standout students at the Minster Road included Lauren Rogers, Harry Bambury, Anna Gniwotta, Tom Priscott, Matthew Stepney, Lucy Clayton, Isabella Guarini, Justin Lee, Emma Southam, Josh Houghton, Emily Adams, Eleanor L Johnson and Katy Low, who all achieved an impressive 46 A* grades between them.

A record-breaking year at King Charles I School saw the percentage of students achieving five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths, significantly increased from 54 per cent to 66 per cent.

Star students included Helen Astill, James Cadwallader, Jack Cahill, Joel Darby, Daniel Eggo, Ben Howard, Lucia Ingels, Bethany Pickford, Emily Porter-Elliot, Lolita Skura-Allen, Gemma Stevens, Phoebe Williams and Joel Workman, who all achieved seven or more GCSE A* and A grades.

Headteacher Stephen Brownlow was delighted for both students and their teachers.

He said: "These are, by some distance, the best GCSE results the school has ever achieved.

"This achievement is all the greater given the degree of uncertainty currently surrounding the GCSE examination process.

"I am extremely proud of the students and staff who have worked so hard to achieve these outstanding results.

"Examination success equates to life chances for our students who are able to pursue their chosen routes into the sixth form, further education or employment. My thanks go to the students, their families and the staff; achievements like this are always a team effort."

Wolverley CE Secondary School were celebrating after announcing 46 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades, with 20 per cent of this year group attaining five or more A* and A grades.

Overall, 62 per cent of students passed five GCSEs with grades A* to C.

Several students have achieved a series of great results, including, Oliver Lowe who achieved eight A*s and three A's, while Daniel Cubbin received seven A*s and four A's. Kayleigh Le Mart can boast an impressive five A*s and seven A's, while Wai Yan Yuen achieved four A*s and five A's, and Leanne Hardisty received one A* and seven A's.

Bryn Thomas, headteacher, said: "The progress made with this year group is fantastic and really shows the quality of our teaching.

"I am thrilled that our students have achieved such great results. These young people have demonstrated our Ambition Unlimited mantra and have shown how hard they have worked for their academic achievements - I have no doubt the school will continue to strive for even more outstanding successes next year.

"The school has recently undergone significant change and the improvement to date is incredible, I look forward to Wolverley students going from strength to strength."

GCSE results at Baxter College have improved this year, to 41 per cent and the number of students gaining five or more A* and A grades has increased for the third year in a row.

Notable successful students include Gurneet Mann, Jing He, twins Faye and Megan Seagrove, Jordan Hodgkins, Jack Salter and Callum Wilding.

A spokesman for the school said they are proud of all of its students and wishes those not returning to the sixth form every success for the future.

Students and staff at the Bewdley School are celebrating excellent GCSE results this week, with record numbers set to join their sixth form in September.

Every student at the school gained some qualifications, with 63 per cent achieving at least five A* to C grades including English and maths.

The school is particuarly pleased that the English and maths results are once again significantly above the national average.

The number of top grades has also increased compared to last year, with a high proportion of students gaining at least five A* to A grades, with stand-out students including Becky Carter, Penny Gunn and Henry Homer, who achieved 23 A* grades between them.

The Bewdley School is one of just 300 in the country who have opted in a year early to the Government's new method of judging school success.

Paul Ramage, deputy headteacher, said: "The new Progress eight measure, against which all schools will be judged next year has shown our results in a very positive light.

"Students at Bewdley have made significantly better progress than the national average since they joined us at 11-years-old

"This is due to the quality of the teaching they have received, combined with the positive work ethic of the school and the support of parents."

Student Jade Palmer said: "I was elated when I saw my results, they were not what I expected, but I am now glad that I made the effort.

"I will be returning to the Bewdley School and Sixth Form to student A-level psychology, photography and maths."

Two pupils studying at Old Swinford Hospital, in Stourbridge, have cause for celebration following some outstanding performances in their GCSE examinations.

Charles Hadfield, from Belbroughton, achieved eight A*'s and two grade A's, while William Lee-Anglin, from Cookley, achieved three A*'s, six A's and one grade B.

Paul Kilbride, headteacher, said: "I would like to offer my congratulations to this year's Year 11 boys.

"These results are well-deserved."

Almost 6,000 pupils from Worcestershire County Council's 29 high schools received their GCSE exams.

Based on the submission of results for 76 per cent of Worcestershire students, the percentage of students achieving five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths, is provisionally 63 per cent.

Councillor John Campion, cabinet member for children and families, said: "It is good to hear that 64 per cent of the county's students have achieved a great range of top marks.

"This outcome really echo's the hard work of pupils and the dedication and support from teachers, families and all involved."

This year sees the full implementation of Raising the Participation Age and all young people aged 16 to 18 years, must remain in education or training at least until their 18th birthday.

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