30 per cent of all GCSE results at the Bideford school were an A or A*

Kingsley Student Annie Vann with her sister.Kingsley Student Annie Vann with her sister.

Pupils at Kingsley School opened their GCSE results on Thursday, with almost a third of all results being top marks.

The school saw 84 per cent of pupils achieve five GCSEs graded A* to C, and 30 per cent of all results were an A or A*, the highest figure for five years.

Kingsley's language department did well, with 85 per cent achieving an A* or A in Spanish and 83 per cent achieving an A* or A in French.

The science departments were also celebrating a year of record GCSE results, with 78 per cent of our biology and chemistry students getting an A or A*.

Kingsley student Victoria Davies with her mother.Kingsley student Victoria Davies with her mother.

Three pupils, Jonathan Dimelow, Molly Gardner and Katie Morgan all achieved nine or more A and A* grades and a further three pupils, Becky Kemp, Lucy Ustorf and Ignatius Yuen achieved six or more A and A* grades.

Speaking on Thursday, Kingsley School headteacher Pete Last said: "I was proud to see the students open their results this morning in the school library. Congratulations to each and every one of them.

"The students deserve enormous credit for two years of consistent hard work to produce such a fine set of results.

"I was also touched this morning to see the appreciation from our pupils and their families today to the staff at Kingsley School, and their reciprocal care and keen interest in all our pupils' futures.

"As a mainstream school with a particular specialism for educating pupils with dyslexia, we are really delighted with the results our pupils have obtained. 50 per cent of this year's cohort have had the support of our Learning Development Centre as they have prepared for their exams and we are delighted that so many of their results make it crystal clear that there is absolutely no limit to the successes that pupils with dyslexia can achieve.

"We look forward to the start of term and seeing our GCSE students enjoying sixth form life."