EVERY student at the Catholic High School achieved at least one exam pass, with every student entered for English and Maths achieving a GCSE grade - giving both English and Maths a 100% pass rate.

Eight students reaped the rewards of their hard work with A* and A grades, with many more achieving passes with a mixture of A*, A and B grades.

The proportion of students achieving five or more grades at C or above was 68%, compared to 62% last year, while the stricter measurement which includes both English and Maths rose from 42% to 53%.

The proportion of students with five or more GCSEs including English and Maths has increased by more than 10% over last year.

Headteacher John Murray said: “Staff and students have worked hard to secure these results, and it is very pleasing to see the improvement over last year.

“The support we have had from parents has been a feature of this year group and I am very grateful for the way we have been able to work together.”

Almost 70% of students at the specialist science school achieved a C grade or better in at least one science subject.

Results in religious education, Spanish, art, DT, PE, music and drama were also outstanding, with the overwhelming majority of grades at C or above.

Head of year Bernadette Letissier said: “The students worked hard and they have achieved the results they deserve.

“I am equally pleased for our students with additional needs who have got fantastic results. The number of students moving on to our sixth form is tremendous and I’m sure they will be very successful.”

Students who achieved top results were;

Genevieve Garwood; 7A*, 3A

Jane Carson; 6A*, 4A

Erick Bannerman; 5A*, 5A

Laura Williams; 5A*, 4A, 1B

Magella Burnett; 4A*, 7A

Amelia Devine; 4A*, 6A

Neil McCallum; 4A*, 6A

Bronwyn O’Neill; 4A*, 6A

Fionnuala Kerry; 3A*, 5A, 2B

Thomas Maloney; 1A*, 7A, 2B

Francesca Vickers; 1A*, 7A, 2B