Pupils at Pilton Community College have been picking up their GCSE results this morning, with the school celebrating improved results.

Pupils at Pilton Community College collecting their results. Picture: Matt SmartPupils at Pilton Community College collecting their results. Picture: Matt Smart

Among the success stories was Tianyu Gao, who achieved eight Grade 9s, two 8s and two A*s; Catherine Tickell, with seven 9s, two 8s and one 7, and Milo Robinson, with one 9, five 8s and three 7s.

Tianyu, who will go on to study International Baccalaureate at Exeter College, said: “The two subjects I didn’t get 9s in are the ones I really wanted to get the most. I got a 9 in three different languages though so I’m really pleased.”

Also among the school’s successes were Daisy Cass, Jack Goodwin, Lois Lock, Callum Mackenzie, Isabel Mihai and Addison Callaghan.

Acting headteacher Danny Heaton said: “We are very pleased that there has been an overall improvement in our results and are proud of all our students.

“In a time of significant educational change, we are delighted that students have risen to the challenge of the more rigorous GCSEs and that their diligence and dedication has paid off.

“The staff at Pilton have worked incredibly hard to ensure success and we wish all our students the very best of luck in their future plans.”