THE HEADS OF Archway School and Thomas Keble have shared their pride following Thursday's GCSE results day. 

Archway head Kieron Smith said: "We are are extremely pleased with the GCSE and BTEC outcomes on Thursday.

"The vast majority of students have gained the grades they needed to stay on and study in the Sixth Form or to start life at college in September. 

"Despite the more challenging grade thresholds in place, students have done themselves justice and we are so proud of their achievements

"We are pleased to have seen many more students study and pass GCSE French this year. 

"Also, the core departments of English, maths and science should all be pleased with their results."

Mr. Shaw, Headteacher said: “We would like to celebrate and congratulate all of our students who received their examination results today, despite everything they have had to cope with over the past few years.

"There was a real sense of excitement and anticipation as students arrived this morning to collect their results.

"The students who opened their results today will go on to do great things and I would personally like to congratulate all of them on their achievements, as well as thanking my dedicated staff (both teaching and support) for their unwavering dedication, hard work and commitment to the students at the school, not forgetting the amazing parental support.

"We are absolutely delighted with their excellent performance, and we could not be prouder of their achievements.

"There were so many individual success stories behind the results envelopes opened, most importantly with our students securing the results to move onto the next stage of their education.

"We are delighted that around a fifth of all results awarded to our students today were at grades 7 to 9, with a record number of grade 9’s being awarded.

"We also pleased to have exceeded the national grade 5+ pass rates in both English and Maths.

"We wish all our students the very best in their next steps of education, safe in the knowledge that they have developed the character and skills needed to excel in wherever their journey takes them.”