Pupils at Weaverham High School are celebrating their success in GCSE exams this year as over 76% of pupils achieved the government benchmark of five or more higher grade GCSEs including both English and mathematics.

This is 4% higher than the school’s previous best and is in significant part due to outstanding results in core subjects where 85% of pupils achieved a C grade or higher in English; 79% of pupils did so in maths and over 80% of pupils in the different aspects of science.

Pupils at Weaverham High School collect their GCSE results

It was not only in core subjects where pupils did well. High levels of pupil attainment were also evident in biology, chemistry and physics; French and German; music, art and graphics; ICT; physical education and dance; geography and religious studies.

Headteacher David Charlton said: “I am particularly pleased by two aspects of these superb results. They come at a time when the government is deliberately making GCSE exams more difficult and secondly these grades were achieved by a cohort of pupils where the number of boys significantly outnumbered the girls.

“Despite the greater number of boys, these results show very clearly what boys can achieve when you have the right ethos!

Pupils at Weaverham High School collect their GCSE results

“Although our ongoing assessment had told us that we should expect high results there have been a number of changes in the examination system over the last two years which have made high results like these more difficult to achieve. These grades are due to the hard work of the pupils and their teachers along with our increased emphasis on revision strategies and better preparation for written exams.

19 pupils recorded A* or A grades in more than nine GCSE subjects and eight pupils achieved 10 or more full GCSEs at A* or A grade. This group included Charlotte Ives, Katie Maddock and Joshua Moore from Cuddington; Oliver Ayre from Little Leigh; Sam Plant from Whitegate; Joe Stephenson from Comberbach; Amy Warrener from Davenham; and Lorna Wood from Rudheath.

Read more results from schools in the area by clicking on the links below:

GCSE results 2015: The King's School Chester

GCSE results 2015: The Queen's School Chester

GCSE Results: The Hammond School

GCSE results 2015: Helsby High School

GCSE results 2015: Tarporley High School

GCSE results 2015: Upton High School

GCSE results 2015: Abbey Gate College

GCSE results 2015: St David's High School

GCSE results 2015: Chester Catholic High School

GCSE Results: Bishop Heber High School

GCSE results 2015: Whitby High School

GCSE results 2015: Bishops' Blue Coat CE High School

GCSE results 2015: Blacon High School