Inside those all-important envelopes there was great news for Queen’s Park High School students on GCSE results day.
It was time for celebration as students of all abilities were shown to be make excellent progress.
Headteacher Lyndsay Watterson said: “I am really proud of our students and the results they have achieved. They are a credit to themselves and their families.
“Our students have worked exceptionally hard to achieve their target grades and many have surpassed all expectations.
“These results are a testament to the learning partnership between our students, their families and staff.
High-achieving students included Meera Baker who earned five A*s, five As and a B, Elliot Lush gained three A*s, six As and two Bs and Harriet Wardle who picked up two A*s, eight As and two Bs.
There was also Louise Wissett who gained one A*, eight As and two Bs, Joseph Mullholland with one A*, six As and five Bs, Loriana Couturirer who achieved one A*, five As and four Bs and Chloe McHugh attained one A*, three As and five Bs.
Director of learning Clare Scanlon said: “It has been a pleasure to work with this year group over the past two years, and I am very proud of the results our students have achieved.”
Value added measures figures showed the school is significantly above national standards.
Key Stage 4 manager Ceri Prys-Owen said: “Every student worked really hard individually, with teachers and as part of our well established raising achievement programme.
“I am delighted so many of them are coming back to continue their education at our sixth form.
“We wish them and the remainder of the year group every success as they move forward to the next stage of their lives.”