BREAKING: Derbyshire GCSE results – in brief

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Pupils at St Mary’s Catholic High School have achieved record-breaking results.

97.5% of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades, up 7% on last year’s figure.

Headteacher Sean McClafferty said: “The results are a testament to the incredible hard work of our pupils, the support of parents and the dedication of the school’s exceptional staff.

“Our aim is that every pupil fulfils his or her potential and has the qualifications to move on to the next stage of their education or career.

“We are extremely proud of all of our young people.”

At Bolsover School, the percentage of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including higher level passes in maths and English has increased by 11% this year to 58%.

The percentage of students achieving five or more A* to C grade passes has also increased by 11% to 75%. Deputy headteacher Ian Buxton hailed the record-breaking results.

Parkside Community School students are also celebrating after 65% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades, matching the school’s best ever performance.

The average points score for students was also at an all-time high and the number of A* and A grades awarded more than doubled the school’s best ever performance.

Deputy headteachers, David Miller and Rachel Hammond, said: “The results are a testament to the hard work, commitment and determination to succeed by students, staff, the governing body and supportive parents.”

Brookfield Community School saw he overall 5A*-C pass rate hit 91%.

There were many individual success stories. Particularly noteworthy were the following students: Emma Jones, who achieved an excellent 10 A* grades, and a significant number who all achieved 9 or 10 A* or A grades: Alf Bainbridge, Emily Barnes, Rebecca Crawford, Conor Davies, George Dixon, Emily Germon, Eleanor Haughey, Isabelle Hawley, Jamie Holmes, Harry Large, Campbell Menzies, Daniel Neal, Matthew Reynolds, Will Richards, Lucy Sayers, Gemma Sykes, Adam Stewart,Shannon Tighe, Alexander Warsop,Ashley Wood and Nathan Wragg. Isabelle, Lucy and Alf achieved 9 A* grades. In addition Ge̲‎orgia Tighe, Emma Brown, Bethany Gadsby, Chloe Hall, Samuel Higginbotham, Jake Kerr, Emily Newton, Jessica Sharratt, Luke Stanmore, Cameron, Starkey, Katie Torkington, Alexander Wallwork and Matthew Wood all achieved 8 A or A* grades.

And students at Shirebrook Academy spent a joyous day receiving their GCSE results after the school smashed its previous performance to record its best-ever marks.

The school, in Common Lane, saw 65 per cent of pupils gain five A*-C grade GCSEs, including English and Maths, a full 10 per cent higher than last year and an increase of 21 per cent on the year before.