Smiles were seen all round at Lynn’s Springwood High School after months of waiting came to an end for teenagers when they were finally able to open those important envelopes.
This year saw 56 per cent of pupils achieving the gold standard of five A* to C grades, including English and maths, which is a four per cent drop on the 2014 results.
Headteacher of the Queensway school Andy Johnson said: “A lot of hard work has gone into the results.
“I am really pleased for the students.
“The pupils can now go off to their futures and that is the key thing.”
Hard work certainly paid off for Henry Frost, 16, of Wootton Road, after he achieved three A*s, three As and six Bs.
Henry said: “I’m really pleased with the physics A* as that was the hardest.
“I was shocked and I was lost for words.”
He and friend Ella Mcevoy, 16, of Wootton Road, opened their results live on KLFM.
Ella will be studying childcare at the College of West Anglia after scooping two As, a B and five Cs.
She said: “I feel good. I also got a distinction in dance.”
James Wilkinson, 16, of South Wootton, was shocked to learn he had two A*s in chemistry and phsyics along with seven As and two Bs.
He said: “I’m really happy and it was a bit of a shock. I didn’t know I would do so well.
“ I’m going to the sixth form for my A-levels and I’m hoping to go into medicine.”
Alesha Jones, 16, of Lynn, scooped an A* in French along with seven Bs and a D.
She will be returning in September to study for A-levels in French, economics, geography and biology.
She said: “I was really excited to see the A*.
“I would advise others to start revising early. I started at Easter time.
“I want a future career in economics or travel.”
Isabel Taylor achieved an A* in sociology, six As, three Bs and a C.
The 16-year-old from Grimston said: “I am pleased but I feel that I could have done a bit better .
“I am going to study A-levels in economics, politics and geography at Springwood.
“I want to go into international relations.
“My advice would be to work hard for two years.”