STUDENTs at Whitby Community College celebrated another set of excellent GCSE results with many now going on to pursue dream careers in publishing, engineering and music.
There were screams of delight as pupils celebrated with friends as they picked up their long-awaited results on Thursday morning.
While the pass rate for the college remains similar to last year, the college said it had made its assessment procedures much tougher.
Several pupils secured top grades and also their places in further education.
Chloe Agar got an incredible nine A*s and two As and will go on to do A-Levels in English language, English literature, French and History.
She said: “I feel brilliant and happy to be going into the sixth form to study my favourite subjects. I’m also looking forward to studying English at Uni and then working for a publishing company.”
Kieran Hill said all the hard work was worth it as he picked up six A*s and four A grades. He will be studying chemistry, physics, maths and further maths.
Flyn Middlemas got two A* and five A results and will pursue A-levels in maths, biology, music and PE.
He said: “I’m really happy about my results and all that hard work paid off. I’m now looking forward to starting the 6th form and studying Music in particular.”
Other high-scoring students included Cameron Hill with five A*s and six As, setting him up for A-levels in English Literature, French and History while Rebecca Blythman will also be staying on at WCC to study biology, drama, English Literature and maths.
Headteacher Keith Prytherch told the Gazette: “We are absolutely delighted with the results as we have improved in many areas from last year.
“Although the pass rates are roughly the same as last year, the way of assessing and measuring performance has become much tougher.
“The improvements go to show that anything is possible when you have determined teachers and determined students. The success of these students will now feed directly into the Sixth Form.
“This bodes well for their futures, giving the students many options in their education and later life.”