Parklands High School almost matched last year’s figure, with 69 per cent of pupils gaining five or more A* to C grades with maths and English, just one per cent down on 2012.
But 97 per cent of students gained at least five passes at A* to C. Headteacher Claire Hollister said she was absolutely thrilled with the overall results, which were record-breaking in the school’s history.
She said: “This demonstrates the continued improvement in outcomes for our young people.
“The commitment and dedication of all staff has enabled students to achieve their potential and employment or further education places, which they thoroughly deserve.”
Southlands High School saw a 10 per cent drop in the number of students achieving five or more A* to C grades, including maths and English, down to 53 per cent after last year’s record-breaking 63 per cent.
Overall, 81 per cent of students gained at least five A* to C grades.
Headteacher Mark Fowle said: “I’m really pleased with the results we’ve achieved in many subject areas. This was a very committed and very giving cohort of young people who worked very hard.
“Many attended revision sessions after school and extra classes during the school holidays. It’s good to know that their hard work has been rewarded despite the pressure nationally to raise the bar.
“I wish them every success with the future.”
Albany Academy broke another school record, improving its GCSE results for a third consecutive year.
Headteacher Jon Hayes said last year’s results of 89 per cent gaining five or more A* to C grades across the subjects had been equalled, with a total of 65 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including maths and English.
A star performer from the school was Danielle Oxborrow, who achieved seven A* grades and 3 As. She will study English language, religious studies, maths and sociology.
She said: “I’m delighted with my results and I have done a lot better than I thought I would.”
At Holy Cross RC High School 66 per cent of students achieved at least five A* to C grades, including maths and English and 79 per cent five or more in these grades across all subjects.
The school also had 38 per cent EBacc score for pupils obtaining GCSEs in English, maths, science, humanities and a language.
Emily Campbell was one of the stand-out performers for the school, achieving five A* and five As. She is now moving on to Winstanley College in Wigan to study physics, biology, chemistry, geography and maths.