A new era in GCSE exams has not deterred pupils at Great Torrington School. The school saw 73.5 per cent of those who sat exams achieve English and maths grades at four to nine (the old A*-C equivalent) with 47 per cent gaining grades at five to nine. It said it was also very proud of the exceptional performance by pupils who had gained the new grade nine. These included Lilith Foster-Collins who attained a nine in English literature, language and mathematics, while James Clement and Molly McCann got nine in English and mathematics. Georgia Booton and Rose Mason gained the top grade in English literature, as did Emily Herbert in maths. A school statement said: The staff and Governors at GTS wish to congratulate the whole cohort on their outcomes and wish them all the best for their future careers.