GALLERY: GCSE results revealed

TEARS of joy and sadness were shed today (Thursday) as teenagers opened their GCSE results.

Three schools opened during the summer holidays to dish out the grades to 15 and 16-year-olds, with Royston’s Meridian School, Bassingbourn Village College and Melbourn Village College all reporting good results.

Staff and students at The Meridian School toasted their success with 56 per cent achieving five A*-C including English and maths and 62 per cent attaining five A*-C.

Overall 68 per cent of all students achieved C or above in English and Maths.

“These are very good results for this year group of students”, said Kim Horner, deputy headteacher, “and they should be proud of their achievements.”

Although the students had only just received their results some were already planning for the future with Alan Powell-Birley setting his sites firmly on the future.

The 16-year-old said: “I’m coming back for 6th form and I want to take a gap year to build up some funds before going to university.”

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Relieved youngsters celebrated in similar scenes just five miles away in Bassingbourn Village College.

The school is claiming another good results day with 64 per cent of its pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and maths with 35 per cent of grades at A* and A.

Scott Hudson, principal, said: “We are pleased with this year’s results.

“Our students, supported by their parents and staff at the College, have worked extremely hard and we would like to congratulate them on their achievements and wish them every success for the future.”

George Ravenscroft was among the academic stars at the school and took home five A and five A* grades.

Speaking moments after opening his results he said: “I’m in shock, I wasn’t expecting to do that well.

“I was thinking over the summer I could have put the work in and I could’ve done better.”

His surprise was echoed by Jazzmine Baker who was crying after finding out her results.

“They are tears of joy,” she told the Crow.

“I found some of the exams quite hard and came out really sad - I’m so happy it went well.”

Melbourn Village College was swamped by teens eager to find out how they did with a similar level of success revealed by teachers.

Out of the students 60 per cent achieved five or more A*-C including English and maths and 79 per cent bringing home five or more A* to C grades.

Eight students managed to get all A* and As.

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