Park Community School pupils opened their GCSE results this morning (Thursday), with pupils adapting to the demands of new courses.

The majority of exams were graded from 1-9 instead of the traditional alphabet system.

Park saw 70 per cent of students passes English and maths, and 11 per cent of students gained a 9 in one of the two subjects.

More than a quarter of pupils scored top grades in sciences, and there were 10 pupils celebrating eight or more grade 8 or 9 results.

Aimee Mills, progress deader for Year 11, said: “I am really proud of the Park students collecting their results.

“They have adapted really well to the demands of the new GCSE courses and the additional examinations they had to sit during a very warm May and June.

“It is encouraging to note the successes with the highest grades, but equally pleasing are the number of students who have completed new vocational qualifications in construction, ICT, child care and travel and tourism.

“Our ethos at Park is to provide the best opportunities for all students; this year’s results are from 40 different subject areas and qualifications.”