Jubilation and celebration was the order of the day as Amersham School smashed national expectations as it celebrated its best ever GCSE results.

Some 80 per cent of all grades were at A* to C and 75 per cent of pupils achieved at least five passes at grades A* to C, including English and mathematics.

A plethora of students achieved a string of top grades, including from Ellie Rowley who excelled with 10 A*s and two A grades, including achieving 100 per cent in her further maths GCSE.

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Ellie, who is staying on at the school’s sixth form, said: “I’m very proud of my results as I’ve worked so hard. I transferred from another school and I know I wouldn’t have achieved such results there. The staff here are brilliant, kind and supportive and have given me all the resources I needed to succeed I am excited about moving into the sixth form and being able to take my favourite subjects further.”

Months of hard work and focus paid off for Zoe Fildew, who was celebrating her 12 GCSEs which comprised four A*s, six As and two B grades.

Zoe plans to continue her studies at Amersham School.

Leading the boys with 12 GCSE passes was Oliver Margetts, including four A*s and six As.

Oliver, who also intends to stay on at Amersham School, said: “I can’t wait to start my A-levels here. The teachers have been amazing and I feel really lucky to come to such an excellent school. Go team Amersham!”

Amersham School is a member of the Peter Jones Enterprise School Award, which supports its status as a Business and Enterprise College, and the school is delighted with the excellent performance by students in this subject.

Ibrahim Zain achieved Distinction* and A*s were achieved from several pupils including Allan Foster and Max Gajadharsingh, who is delighted that he has performed even better than his brilliant sisters.

Charlie Swerling said: “I’m absolutely thrilled, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened my results. I am really looking forward to returning to Amersham School in September.”

Jonathan Jittman said: “‘I’m shell shocked and so proud. I hope to study Chemical Engineering or Forensics at University, so I am on the right path. I’d like to thank my Mum and my teachers for all the additional support they have given me.”

Headteacher Sharon Jarrett said: “I‘m absolutely ecstatic about this superb set of GCSE and BTEC results from our wonderful Year 11 students. I would like to congratulate each and every student for working so hard to fulfil their potential, and pay tribute to the tireless commitment of our wonderful staff here at Amersham School. Our school continues to go from strength to strength.”