STUDENTS at The Elton High School are celebrating "another crop of excellent results."

This year, 20 per cent of all pupils achieved the highest grades, 7-9, in at least three subjects.

The highest set of results at The Elton High School belonged to Teresa Orr, aged 16, who is celebrating seven grade 9s and two grade 8s, a result that she said "didn’t feel real."

“It made me confident in what I want to do,” Teresa added. She is planning to study A-level maths, chemistry and physics.

Joining in the celebrations were headboy Che Tligui and headgirl Anastasia Anastassiou, who were thrilled with their outcomes.

Che said: "I could not walk as I arrived to collect my results; my legs were shaking so much. I was still nervous as I opened them. It was really surreal. I was so surprised."

The 16-year-old, from Ainsworth, secured three 9s in English language and literature, and Spanish, five 8s in history, religious studies, maths, chemistry and physics, and a grade 7 in biology. Meanwhile, his counterpart Anastasia bagged three 9s in English language and literature, and history, four 8s in maths, chemistry, physical education and Spanish, plus a grade 7 in physics and grade 6 in biology.

Both of them are hoping to make the most of the free Nando's being offered to GCSE students on results day.

Overall results saw 19 per cent of students achieve the highest grades, 7-9, in Maths, while 75 per cent gained grade 4 or above.

In English, more than 70 per cent gained grade 4 or above.

Meanwhile, 99 per cent of students studying separate sciences gained grade 4 or above, 95 per cent achieved 5 or above and 45 per cent achieved grade 7 or higher.

Headteacher Jonathan Wilton said: “We have been delighted to see our students return to collect such a fantastic set of results. Their achievements do them credit and are also a testament to the support of their families and of our strong team of teaching staff. One of the things we are most proud of as a school is that we offer a diverse and rich curriculum, and students have celebrated success in all subject areas, setting them up for whatever they want their next steps to be. “

“Many students have attained top grades, but we are equally proud of all our students — they may not all leave with grade 9s, but they have worked hard, made great progress and taken advantage of all our school has to offer. We wish them all the very best of luck for their exciting futures."