THERE was a sense of celebration as pupils at Casterton Business and Enterprise College picked up their GCSE results.
Across the school 81 per cent of pupils got at least five A* to C grades, making it the best year ever for the school.
On top of that, 20 per cent of the pupils qualified for the new English baccalaureate qualification.
Top performer with nine and half A* grades and one A was Sophie Stafford and Ashley Townsend added to his tally, making a total it a total of 17.5 GCSEs gained during his time at Casterton.
Other top performers in Year 11 were Tom Radley, Liam Jones, Tom Kilkenny, Laurence Copeman and John Lin, who only joined the college two years ago and spoke no English when he arrived.
Pupils at the school have also excelled in some of the less traditional foreign language subject, studying Russian, Polish and Portuguese GCSE and a Year 7 pupil took Spanish GCSE.
Year 11 Vova Dzuba achieved an A* in GCSE Russian, Year 10 Lisa Smirnova achieved an A in GCSE Russian, Year 11 Hannah Clapinson achieved a C in GCSE Portuguese, Year 10 Julia Domogala achieved an A* in GCSE Polish and Year 7 Charlotte Dewey achieved a B in Spanish.
Principal Victoria Crosher said: “Casterton prides itself on providing a personalised curriculum to suit all students of all abilities and congratulates all those young people celebrating their results today.
“There are some wonderful individual stories of success today and some very well deserved results that are a direct result of hard work and making the most of the many opportunities available to them.”
The school has not yet released its GCSE results in full.