Students from across Buckingham were celebrating yesterday (Thursday) on GCSE results day.
The Buckingham School saw an 8% increase in the numbers of pupils getting 5 A*-C including English and maths, with a 15% increase in those getting good grades in science.
Headteacher Angela Wells said:“We are proud of the achievements of all our students, they have worked extremely hard and I would like to thank students and staff, and also parents for their nurturing and encouragement.
“It is great for our school, an upper school, to deliver results that are better than the national average.”
The school highlighted the performance of Dominic Ede, Joseph Fuller, Devon Griffiths, Bevan Hill and Elena Kendall who all achieved 11 A*-C grades including English and maths, and Dominic Ede who achieved five A* grades.
The school added it was excited about the upcoming year and that it hopes to build upon the platform of good GCSE and A Level results to move the school further ahead in its ‘mapped out journey’.
Meanwhile, pupils and teachers at the independent Akeley Wood School are rejoicing after another year of excellent GCSE results.
Overall 33% of the grades were A* or A, outperforming both last year’s results and the national figures.
More than half of the pupils studying physics, chemistry, biology and design technology gained GCSE A* or A grades.
Nineteen pupils achieved GCSE A* or A grades in seven or more subjects.
Pupils who did exceptionally well include Phoebe Cowell who achieved nine A*s and an A, Jack Honour with seven A*s and three As, and, Ben Chapman and Tim Lawton who both gained five A*s, five As and a B.
And Jack Honour, Tim Lawton and Christopher Shamuyarira triumphed with A* distinctions in further maths.
85 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades this year, with 89% of all grades being A* to C.
Information technology and textiles led the field with 100% of pupils gaining an A* to C grade.
Headteacher Jenny Clough said: “These results are fabulous and demonstrate that Akeley Wood pupils achieve outstanding results in an ever strengthening academic environment.
“We have had many jubilant faces this morning, whoops of elation and tears of relief.
“Congratulations Year 11 we look forward to welcoming you back in September.”
Meanwhile in Winslow, Furze Down School achieved exceptional exam results with 100% of candidates achieving external accreditation.
Twenty-two per cent of pupils achieved a C grade in maths and 18% achieved a C grade in science.
The school specialises in supporting children with communication and interaction difficulties.
This newspaper was unable to contact Royal Latin for its full results, but it is understood that pupils did very well.
For example, 100% of computing students achieved A*-C and 59% A*- A.
There will not be students picking up GCSE results at the Sir Thomas Fremantle School in Winslow until August 2017.