THE new Learning Hub at Maidenhill School was buzzing with excitement on Thursday as students collected their GCSE results.

It was a bitter sweet day for staff and pupils at Maidenhill as the Year 11s celebrated their results and said a final goodbye to their teachers and friends.

Maidenhill has bucked the national trends with both English and maths A*to C grades having improved on last year.

The number of A and A* grades in GCSEs across the school has also risen again.

The youngsters will now be moving on to various colleges and sixth forms around the district including Cirencester College, Stroud College, Archway and Downfield Sixth From.

Aspiring actress Stephanie Bagnall, 16, will be heading off alone to Wycliffe College after obtaining multiple scholarships in art and drama – two of the subjects she will be studying at the college for A-level.

The 16-year-old was thrilled after achieving an A*, an A, four Bs and two Cs – especially as one of the Cs she received was for Maths a subject she has always struggled with.

Stephanie, who has also been offered piano lessons by Wycliffe, will also be taking up business studies and English literature for A-level.  

Proving she has both brains and beauty was Tiegan Bingham-Roberts, who last year made it to the final of Miss Teen Model UK, after achieving four A*s, five As and one C.

 Tiegan will be heading off to Cirencester College next month to study English language, media studies, history and religious studies.

“I didn’t find the best revision technique until halfway through my exams but now I’m ready for A-levels,” said Tiegan, who already knows she wants to go to the University of Exeter.

Emily Chandler, a member of the GB junior athletics team, was over the moon after securing her place at Archway Sixth Form next year where she plans to study double sports science, sociology and anthropology.

The 16-year-old, who runs the 800 metres and competes in the long jump, is hoping to go as far as possible with athletics but her A*, six Bs and two Cs gives her something to fall back on.

Maths enthusiast Jake Williams was thoroughly pleased after gaining an A* in maths.

This coupled with his two As, five Bs and one C was more than enough to secure his place at Cirencester College studying maths, further maths, business studies and French.  

Gloucestershire county councillor Lesley Williams, who is a governor at the Stonehouse school, said how pleased she was with the results as they show the dedication and success of all the staff and pupils.

Headteacher Pam Wilson said: “I am delighted that so many of our students have achieved the results they deserve and have been rewarded for their hard work and commitment.

“This has been a real team effort between students, teachers and parents. We look forward to seeing all of the students again at our Achievements Evening in November.”

To see the full list of results click here