THE boys beat the girls this year at Helsby High by achieving higher percentage of A* to C GCSE results.

This year, the results exceeded all expectations with the hard work and commitment of the pupils providing a stunning 92% achieving a minimum of five A* - C grades. This year is a school record at GCSE level.

There were 31 pupils who gained eight or more grades at A* or A which is an excellent achievement.

Penny Morris from Frodsham excelled with 11 A* or A grades.

Hannah Pomfret, from Kingsley, and Charlotte Rogers, from Frodsham, both gained 10 A*s each.

The following pupils all gained an outstanding minimum of 10 A* or A grades, Kirstie Deegan-Collinge from Elton, Hannah Francis from Frodsham, Hugh Panton from Helsby, Lucy Philpot from Frodsham, Kirstie-Ann Pimbblet from Helsby, Gemma Rogers from Helsby, Dyfed Thomas from Frodsham, Cameron Weir from Frodsham and Harriet Rosney from Frodsham.

All the pupils in year 11 achieved a minimum of five A* - G grades at GCSE.

Headteacher Richard Evans said: “I am delighted that the pupils’ enthusiasm, commitment and hard work have been rewarded by these outstanding results.

“I would like to congratulate all of the pupils on their tremendous achievements and join with them in recognising the support, encouragement and high quality teaching that they have received from the staff at the school and the excellent support they have received from their parents during their time at Helsby.

“We are extremely fortunate in having so many excellent teachers who dedicate so much of their time in helping all the pupils to achieve their potential at school.”

See Friday’s Chronicle for photos of students celebrating and more stories of Helsby successes