PUPILS across Halesowen and Sandwell were celebrating or commiserating today as the GCSE results were revealed.
Councillor Tim Crumpton, Dudley Council's cabinet member for children’s services, said: “I would like to congratulate all pupils who have received their results today and wish them every success for the future.
“I would like to personally thank all the pupils, parents, staff and governors for their support in achieving these results.”
Windsor High School had a 75 per cent pass rate for five or more A* - C grades and 74 per cent for five or more A* - C including English and mathematics.
Windsor High School headteacher Keith Sorrell said: “These are great results again this year. "I am very proud of all our students and congratulate them and the staff on such excellent performance." He added: "I am particularly pleased with the big increase in A*and A grades this year overall and 20 students gained 8 or more A*-A."
Earls High School recorded a 75 per cent pass rate for five or more A* - C grades and 60 per cent for five or more A* - C including English and mathematics.
Ellie Mullet, aged 16, was the toast of the school after notching up 11 A* results.
Earls High School principal Tom Johnston said: “We are delighted by the astonishing 83 per cent of students achieving grade C or above in mathematics.
"English was 63 per cent and the overall pass rate was 75 per cent of students achieving 5 A*-C Grades."
"We are indebted to the hard work of local primary schools who form the firm foundations for such results.
He added:"We wish to congratulate students and their parents for all of the hard work and support required to achieve these results.“ Leasowes Community College achieved 55 per cent five or more A* - C grades and 41 per cent for five or more A* - C including English and mathematics.
Ormiston Forge Academy saw 73 per cent of year 11 students gaining five or more A*-C grades and 56 per cent achieving 5 A*- C grades including English and mathematics.
Principal Andrew Burns said: "We are incredibly proud of our students who have worked hard in their GCSE studies to achieve these results.
"The commitment of the Forge family, which includes our partners, Governors, parents and staff, is to be commended. We support these young people, encourage them and now we celebrate with them as they live up to their potential."
He added: "I am especially pleased that the levels of progress continue to show a strong year-on-year improvement, this reflects the overall performance of every student in every subject."