Results at Colne Valley High School were slightly down on last year, when the benchmark pass rate was 59%.

However, the school was reluctant to compare the two years as the government has altered the assessment system, which has affected grades in some exams as well as generally lowering marks for course work.

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Executive Principal Lorraine  Barker said, “Staff and students have worked very hard and the results are commendable.

"The pass rate A* to C in Mathematics was 67% and English 69%.  This gave us a five A* to C figure,  including English and Mathematics,  of 54%.

"I want to congratulate the students and wish them all the very best for the future.”

She continued: “I am looking forward to the new academic year; the results give us a strong foundation on which to build.  In September the recently appointed Principal, Mr Christian Wilcocks, joins us and we will have a full complement of staff.

"I expect the school and the results to go from strength to strength.”

There were tears of happiness for Rebecca Wilson who achieved two As and five Bs.

She said: "The results are much better than I was expecting. I'm especially pleased with my A in history.

"I revised every single night for ages; I'm so happy."

Rebecca is going on to Greenhead College and then hopes to study Law at university.

Janie Bamforth was delighted with her results: three A*s, five As and a Distinction in ICT.

She said: "I did loads of work and I'm really happy  - especially with my A* in music. Since Easter I have revised a few hours every night and at weekends."

She also has a place at Greenhead College.