THERE were smiles all round at Holsworthy Community College this morning as teenagers collected their GCSE results.
The four subjects highlighted by Ofsted in the Ofsted inspection were art, English, science and PE.
More than 70% of pupils gained at least two grades A* to C in science subjects. More than 95% of pupils who took English literature achieved an A* to C grade with 65% of all pupils gaining a C grade or higher in English language.
The 26 sports studies candidates produced 100% A* to C grades with 17 grades at A* or A.
David Fitzsimmons, principal at Holsworthy Community College, said: “It is pleasing this year that more subjects had a strong performance, notably candidates in graphic design with 95% A* to C.
“Several subjects achieved more than 70% A* to C including geography with 71% A* to C in the new more demanding examinations after a disappointing set of results in 2013 and history with 73%.
“Food technology was again over 70%, as was German. Two thirds of the cohort achieved a higher level pass in maths.”
Highest performing pupil was David Jones with nine A*s and an A.
Jake Bentley-Jones got three A*s and three As. Luke Home got five As and one A*.
George Mitchell got five As and an A* while George Walter got six As. Luke Bowden got seven As plus an A*.
Ross Godfrey got seven As while Jessica Gilbert achieved nine As and 1A*.
Summer Ashbury got six As, Lauren Casserly also got six As and an A*. Classmate Lauren Dunn with got six As and three A*s, Hilary Pearce got four As and two A*s.
Emma Pett got seven As and an A* while Lauren Sanders got four As and five A*s.
Mr Fitzsimmons said: “24% of the 134 pupils achieved at least 3A*/As in their GCSEs.
“Tanis Hannaford deserves particular mention for battling through her GCSEs despite illness. Her remarkable application was demonstrated by the fact she sat her GCSE Maths papers in Derriford Hospital.
“The results are again well deserved by candidates, staff and parents and guardians and we wish all students the very best in their post-16 studies.”