EXAM celebrations were rife across the Express area last week as students celebrated outstanding results.
Hemsworth Arts and Community college achieved a remarkable 100 per cent pass rate for A*-E grades, while Minsthorpe Community College gained a near perfect 99 per cent pass rate, an increase of two per cent compared with last year’s results.
Both colleges exceeded the national average pass rate which is 97.8 per cent.
Hemsworth Arts and Community College gained 65 per cent A*-C grades, and pupil Robert Milthorpe, was one of the hard workers who contributed to the figure.
He received an A grade in law and two A* grades in history and sociology. A* grades have only been available to be awarded since last year.
The 18-year-old gained full marks in two of the exams and is going on to study history at Kings’s College London.
He said: “I am over the moon with my results, I am completely overwhelmed and can’t wait to go to university.
“All of the hard work has paid off.”
Minsthorpe Community College student Lewis Germain proudly celebrated gaining four A grades at AS level in biology, English, chemistry and maths.
He said it was a lot of hard work but hopes to do as well next year so he can study medicine at the University of Liverpool.
Minsthorpe student Melanie Meers was also overwhelmed at receiving an A grade in English, as she failed the subject last year.
But she worked hard to ensure she succeeded, and also gained a B grade in drama and C grade in sociology.
She will go on to study a primary teaching degree at York St John University.
Sally Bishop, assistant principal at Minsthorpe Community College, said: “It has been a great day with lots of wonderful success stories.
“The pupils have really worked hard and myself and all of the teachers are very proud of them.
“It is great we have improved compared to last year’s results so it is onwards and upwards. It really is amazing.”
Jo Pollitt, vice principal at Hemsworth Arts and Community college said: “We are delighted with this year’s results, it shows just how hard everyone has worked.
“We are over the moon. It has been a wonderful morning with lots of happy smiling faces.
“I am pleased the vast majority of pupils have got the grades needed to move on to higher education.”