EXHUBERANT students at St Chad’s in Runcorn were celebrating successful GSCE results today.

Despite government warnings about massive changes to GCSEs this year producing ‘variability’ and 'volatility' for exam results, the school says students have attained remarkable grades.

Students who achieved exceptionally well include Victoria Begley with 8A*/A grades, Sam Derbyshire 8A*/A, Rebekah Hanrey 10 A*/A, Kiayah Nolan 10 A*/A, Murphy Ryan 8A*/A, Amy Smith 9A*/A, David Thomas 8A*/A and Lauren Whelan 10A*/A.

Head teacher Andrew Keeley said, ‘I am delighted as always for each student achieving their targets at whatever level they were aiming for. “Some students above achieved superbly but there were many other individual successes as well.

“As a Confucius Classroom school, a centre of excellence for the teaching of Mandarin Chinese, students took GCSE Chinese for the first time which nationally is a very difficult course to pass never mind achieve a high grade, but all students entered at St. Chad’s achieved A or B grades.

“ Due to the popularity of St. Chad’s, over the summer we have made further improvements to the school’s facilities and taken on 10 additional staff to continue to make the school even better.”