What a result!

WAIT IS OVER: Ateeka Baig hugs Sana Sheikh at Thornhill Community Science College. (d25081156)
WAIT IS OVER: Ateeka Baig hugs Sana Sheikh at Thornhill Community Science College. (d25081156)

YOUNG people across Dewsbury and Mirfield are celebrating after picking up their GCSE results.

At St John Fisher Catholic High School, 92 per cent of students gained five or more A*-C grades. Half of all students got five top grades including English and maths.

Castle Hall School in Mirfield was also pleased with its results. There, 88 per cent of pupils got five or more A*-C grades, with 70 per cent achieving this with English and maths included.

Headteacher Andy Pugh said: “These figures show excellent overall achievement a considerable improvement in many subject areas.”

At Mirfield Free Grammar, 95 per cent of pupils got five A*-Cs, with 76 per cent of pupils getting five top grades including English and maths.

Thornhill Community Science College had more pupils get five A*-C grades overall, with 92 per cent achieving this milestone. Fifty-five per cent got five A*-C grades including English and maths.

Retiring headteacher David Powell said: “These results are just outstanding. Our students have worked tremendously hard and richly deserve these results.

“The standard of teaching at the college is very high and, together with the excellent support of parents, students have been very motivated to do their absolute best.”

At Westborough High School, 73 per cent of pupils got five A*-C grades, with 42 per cent getting five top grades with English and maths included.

Headteacher Janet Pruchniewicz said: “We are very pleased with these results and would like to say well done to all our students.”

At Earlsheaton Technology College, 53 per cent of pupils got five A*-Cs.

Headteacher Paul Levey said: “We are disappointed that a number of pupils were unable to achieve both English and maths at grade C or above but we are pleased that the overall trend of improvement in the school is continuing.”

Birkdale High School saw an improvement for its last ever results, with 80 per cent of pupils getting five A*-Cs. Forty-five per cent of pupils got five A*-Cs with English and maths included.

Headteacher Chris Caraher said: “It’s fantastic to end on a high. This is down to the hard work of the staff and students who have been really committed.”

l Turn to pages 28 to 32 for the results.