Pupils across our region have been picking up their GCSE results this morning.
Scores of teenagers have been up bright and early at schools in Doncaster, the Dearne and the Isle of Axholme, to pick up their all important results.
Nationally, for the second year in a row, results at the top grade have fallen, but pupils at Hayfield School in Auckley were among those celebrating impressive grades.
Headteacher Maria Rock said: “Yet again we are celebrating the outstanding results of our students. We are extremely proud of their achievements and congratulate them and their teachers on this high level of success.”
The school saw many students who succeeded in achieving A and A* grades including Kurt Armstrong, Hamss Dawood, Emily Foreman, Tanvi Kheton, Mohini Panikkar and Jane Stevenson who all had a clean sweep of A’s.
Kurt said: “I am really happy. I heard the news that said results were down so I came in with low expectations and had prepared myself.
“I am over the moon and there has been lots of hard work and sleepless nights but it has all been worth it. I have had fantastic support from my family and teachers.”
Fellow straight A’s pupil Mohini Panikkar said: “I’m very happy and the grades are what I expected. I was pretty nervous when I woke up this morning, but it was worth the wait.”
She added that she would be staying on at Hayfield to study in the sixth form.
Tanvi Kheton was another who was celebrating a run of straight A’s and said: “I was so nervous I felt I was going to be sick. But when I opened the envelope I was very pleased with the results.”
Emily Foreman had endured an “horrific” night’s sleep before collecting her results and added: “I was relieved to get exactly what I wanted. I can stop panicking now!”
Proud dad David said: “I have been texting everyone - she has done absolutely fantastic. We will be going out for a family meal tonight to celebrate.”
Meanwhile pupils at Danum Academy have also been picking up their results.
Headteacher Dr Kelvin Simmonds said: “These are another good set of results at Danum Academy. We are delighted that Danum Academy’s performance has improved over the previous year in both GCSE and A level results.”
He said that over 70% of pupils attained 5 or more A* - C grades and 97% attained five or more A* - G grades at GCSE.
Pippa Dodgshon, head at Hall Cross Academy said results had stood up well, with only a slight dip on last year’s figures.
She said: “We are pleased with replicated the excellent results for last year. We think the children have done extraordinarily well to maintain standards and held steady.
“We have had some good high achievers across lots of subject areas.”