Libby Seymour and Lucy Godbeer from Thomas Alleyne Academy with their results.
"The teaching staff have worked tirelessly to assist the students to achieve these results, with many hours of extra-curricular revision classes". Pictured with her results is Alice Edgar.
"I maybe could've done a bit more but I'm happy with the results".
More exams to be sat, less coursework and with no previous papers to practice on, preparations for exams was challenging under the new GCSE system.
Esther Knell and Alivia Storton from Thomas Alleyne Academy.
"Over the next couple of years in particular, while the new grading system beds in, I think we can expect a lot of confusion for a lot of people and this is a real concern". The stress has finally gone!
Four subjects, including futher mathematics achieved an incredible 100 per cent A*-C pass rate.
"I am quite pleased".
Meanwhile, 68 per cent of pupils passed at a grade 4 or above, a result that still counts as a "standard pass".
Evan Wells achieved 12 A* or A grades including A* in English language, literature, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, and religious studies.
"I would like to thank all my teachers for their support".
The first courses to use the new marking system will be the GCSE maths, English literature and English language exams taken in England this summer. "I can't wait to continue my studies in the sixth form at Thomas Alleyne next term now".
This reflects an exceptional rise of 9% compared with last year's results and an unprecedented jump of 23% compared with two years ago.
BARRY Comprehensive School pupils put in some outstanding performances to enable the school to gain a set of excellent GCSE results.
Jonathan Britton, headteacher at Woldgate, said: "Today builds on the success achieved in our AS and A level results, with 49% of pupils achieving an A*-A or equivalent and 99% achieving at least one A*-C or equivalent". Examinations have become more rigorous and controlled assessment is no longer part of the English exam.
Girls are steaming ahead of boys in the new toughened up GCSEs, with two thirds of the coveted grade nines awarded to girls.
And around the same proportion of students will also get a grade 4 or above as previously got a grade C or above. The new system has led to confusion for students, parents and schools alike.
However, it is also good to see we are achieving strong progress with students across the ability range, as we look to ensure we have given them the best possible platform for the next stage of their education.