Success in top grades was celebrated at Ellesmere Port Catholic High .
Results by students at the Capenhurst Lane school saw 72% of pupils achieve the benchmark of 5A*-C grades, with a fifth achieving three or more grades at A*-A.
The school also reported a ‘very successful’ first taste of the new ‘Progress 8‘ headline measure although final figures won’t be released until January.
Seventeen subjects made outstanding progress with their students against national figures.
The school’s modern foreign languages department saw pupils achieving top grades in French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Polish.
Natasha Mitchell achieved the unusual feat of receiving A* grades in three foreign languages - full marks in Spanish and Italian and a top grade in French all in addition to another nine GCSE successes.
Assistant headteacher for achievement Emma Jones said “I was delighted to see so many happy pupils and parents this morning.
“As a school we knew the commitment with which they approached their studies would be reflected in outcomes. 99.7% of all entries resulted in a pass grade showing that hard work and dedication alongside excellent teaching is a recipe for success.”
Many individual successes included Tyler Walker who secured a total of 12 GCSEs, 10 of these at grades A* or A.
Ernest Olszewski also achieved 12 GCSEs, nine of these at the top grades while Nicole Clynch gained 11 GCSEs, including 10 at A* or A.
James Beatty, Ryan Devonside and Amy Nuttall achieved 10 GCSEs, each with nine qualifications graded A* or A.
In terms of vocational successes, Chloe Hartley achieved a distinction star in travel and tourism alongside 4As and 4Bs at GCSE.
Britney Fenn achieved a distinction in sport to go alongside her nine GCSEs and Lewis Jackson secured a distinction star in the ECDL computer qualification.
Headteacher Caroline Vile said :“These were excellent results for our students. Every member of our Year 11 cohort left us having achieved success in their GCSEs. Well done to all those involved.”