Pupils in Watford were some of the thousands of anxious students who received their GCSE results this morning, with outstanding grades achieved by the majority of teens.
Francis Combe Academy, in its first year of independence, saw its gold standard results (pupils achieving five A* to C grades including English and maths) increase to 48 per cent – a rise of 17 per cent on last year.
At Bushey Academy, in its second year of independence, has achieved its best ever performance, with 89 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades.
The school will open its £30million extension in August 2012.
At Parmiter’s School, in Horshoe Lane, students celebrated another year of outstanding results. Some 92.6 per cent achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths. A record 63.8 per cent of students also gained five or more grades at A*.
Elsewhere, 66.8 per cent of grades recorded by students at Watford Grammar School for Boys were graded at A and A*, while 97.2 per cent of students achieving grades A* to C. Forty gained 10 or more A* grades.
At Rickmansworth’s Royal Masonic School, nearly 60 per cent of grades were at A* to A. At Immanuel College, 54 per cent of students achieved the same standard.
Watford’s Westfield Community Technology College continued its trend of improving exam results, with 53 per cent of students getting five A* to C grades, including maths and English. That figure was just 28 per cent in 2009.