Success is the name of the game at Fulwood Academy, where pupils have been busy booking themselves into the sixth form.
Headteacher Richard Smyth said: “I am pleased with our five A*-C grades at 72 per cent, and our increased number of A* and A grade
“Despite what we consider to be tougher grade boundaries in the core subjects maths, English and science, the Academy has continued to improve the number of students achieving at the higher grades.
Particularly successful this year was Religious Studies with 65 per cent achieving A or A*.
There have been individual success stories such as Gemma Clenshaw achieving 11 A* and Bethany Andrews 10 A or A*.
In all 93 per cent of students achieved five A*-G grades.
A number of students at the Black Bull Lane school collected a pile of top class awards.
Among the star performers was Bethany Andrews.
The 16-year-old would-be zoologist scored three A stars and seven grade As and is now moving into the sixth form to study for her A levels.
Bethany said: “This is what I was expecting. I didn’t know how to react when I opened my results. I was just stunned into silence.”
She plans to take A levels in geography, biology, chemistry and history and turn her love of animals into a career.
Classmate Jessica Gillibrand notched up an impressive three A*, four A and two grade Bs.
She is also moving into the school’s new sixth form to do A levels.
The drama and music enthusiast has her sights set on being a drama therapist and with a glittering cv of school productions under her belt she is hoping it will stand her in good stead.
Besides having a famous second uncle, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, Luke Flintoff also has a string to top class GCSEs to his credit. He achieved an A grade in religious studies as well as five Bs, a C and two D grades.
Luke is moving into the sixth form where he will take four A levels. He is hoping to make a career in the police force.
Shaun Clayton, 16, also from Fulwood has two A, two B, two C a D and a distinction in Btec art to his credit.
He is also moving into the sixth form and said: “I like the range of courses and already know the tutors and that makes a real difference.”