IT was a double celebration at Bishops Blue Coat Church of England High School for two sets of twins picking up their results.

Sisters Emily and Katherine Illingworth’s achieved 7A* and 7 A grades and brothers Allan and Matthew Myers included an impressive 9A* and 9A grades.

The twins were not the only students to score highly as this year’s students pupils achieved the schools highest ever GCSE results this year.

More than 75% of its students attained at least five GCSE passes at Grades A* to C.

Headteacher, Justin Blakebrough, said: “I am delighted with the results, reflecting hard work and dedication by both students and staff.”

Many students will be celebrating outstanding results with an impressive 68% of students achieving one or more A* or A grades.

Almost a third of all awards were graded A* or A.

Five students attained AS level Citizenship, an award normally taken by Sixth Formers.

Pupil David Bain also proved he is not only a star on the water but also a success story in the classroom.

In June David won selection for Great Britain to compete at World and European Junior Canoe Slalom Championship events. He has successfully juggled his sporting and educational commitments, achieving 3A* and 3A grades as well as AS level Citizenship.

Excellent results include:

Jessica Gorman (9A*, 2A, A grade in AS Citizenship)

Alison Russell (7A*, 2A, A grade in AS Citizenship)

Matthew Myers (8A*, 3A)

Hannah Whittaker (8A*, 3A)

Emma Woodhouse (7A*, 2A)

Sally Grader (6A*, 5A)

Olivia Gittins (6A*, 2A)

Matthew O’Connor (6A*, 4A)

Emily Illingworth (5A*, 3A).

Amy Jones (5A*, 6A)

James Ralph (6A*, 5A)

Nicholas Fernandez (6A*, 2A)

Matthew Birt (5A*, 3A)