Students from Stonyhurst College are celebrating their GCSE exam success.
Maths results for the college were excellent, with half of students earning grades seven to nine under the new system, equivalent to A* or A grades.
Chemistry and religious studies results were also very good, with 64% and 60% respectively being awarded A* or A grades. Overall, 88% of all subject results were grades A* to C.
Headmaster John Browne said: “The GCSE years are very challenging for students. They are required to demonstrate a depth of knowledge across a wide breadth of subject areas.
"At Stonyhurst, we encourage students to be the best they can be, and I am delighted that this year, our students have excelled. I am very proud of their achievements and of the teaching staff who have encouraged them to realise their potential.”
Megan Murphy, this year’s top performing pupil, earned 10 A* grades, including a grade eight in maths, and will continue at Stonyhurst to study A levels in maths, sciences and Latin.
Martin Diamond earned 7 A* grades, including grade eight in maths, and 3 A’s, as well as an A in additional maths, and will continue at Stonyhurst to study sciences and maths at A Level.
Director of Studies Lorraine Wright said: “This is the first year of the new maths grade system, and we are really pleased that Stonyhurst pupils have done so well. It is especially good news that so many of our Year 11 pupils have decided to stay at Stonyhurst to continue their studies. We are delighted for them all.”