STUDENTS at Astley Cooper School were celebrating after hitting their GCSE exam pass target.
Deputy headteacher Stuart Plunkett said the pass rate was improving year after year and he was pleased with the range of vocational subjects pupils were studying.
“We’re on target for the five A to Cs with maths and English,” he said.
“We’ve been going up over the last few years. We’re looking at 43 per cent. We’re quite pleased with that. Last year it was 40 per cent.”
Among the star performers as Afua Ofori-Darko, who got 14 passes including A stars for maths and science, and who still finds the time for drama and dance.
“I want to become a lawyer,” she said.
Both Sarah Jane Eyles and Abi Davis-Fletcher achieved eight As and four A stars, while Victoria Garcia Barker got six As and four A stars.
“I’m ecstatic,” Victoria said. “I’m going to dance college.”