THIS year’s GCSE students have produced Ermysted’s second highest set of results in recent years, says the Skipton grammar school.

And, it says the pupils are to be congratulated for achieving an outstanding set of GCSE results of which they should feel very proud.

Pupils have worked 'effectively as individuals and collectively as a year group to produce outstanding results'.

Headmaster, Michael Evans said: "I am delighted for the pupils. They have received their due rewards for all their hard work.

"The achievements of the pupils are a testament to their hard work, resilience and effort. The pupils have demonstrated that they have exceeded their full potential in their GCSE courses."

Head of middle school, Stephen J King said: "It is pleasing to see so many boys fulfil their potential and open pathways into the next stage in their education or training."

Top performing pupil Amaan Akhtar achieved almost a full set of the highest, grade nine outcomes. He was delighted and overcome with his achievements.

Other outstanding performances include Roland De Lara and Sebastian Segger-Staveley who achieved eight grade nines, one grade eight and one A* each. Thomas Horsley, Aaron Kannenkill, Arthur Peel, Lachlan Morrison and Louis Smith achieved 10 grade eights and nines.

Delighted pupils Jeremy Steward, Ben Kelly, and Ben Oliver have each achieved ten GCSE grades of grades seven to nine. Assistant Headteacher, Amanda Price said: "It is a privilege and a pleasure to see the excitement and emotion on the pupils’ faces as they realise that their efforts have been rewarded. Staff are so proud of all the pupils."

After Alex Egan opened his results envelope, he said: "I am speechless; I am delighted to have secured the grades to be able to study four A Levels in English Literature, German, Geography and Biology."

Fellow pupil Thomas Horsley said: "I am delighted with my set of results and the key to my success was to approach the examination process positively and enjoy it."

Ermysted’s says it values the achievement of all its pupils, with the results reflecting the five years of commitment to learning each pupil has made. "Pupils and staff alike are celebrating," said assistant headteacher, Helen Simms.

The school says its pupils have enjoyed dedicated teaching, with staff delivering lessons with passion.

It also thanks parents for the role they play and for their continuous support of the school.

Assistant Headteacher, Stephen Speak said; ‘We are really pleased with the results; pupils are able to take up their places in the Sixth Form here at Ermysted’s on the A Level courses they desire."

Sixth Form places are still available at Ermysted’s Grammar School. Details of how to apply can be found on the school website.