Photo gallery: Pupils from Dereham Neatherd High School and Dereham Northgate High School celebrate positive GCSE results

Happy teenagers in Dereham were celebrating after receiving their GCSE results this morning (Thursday).

Glyn Hambling, headteacher of Northgate High School, said he was very pleased with the five A*-C performance in all subjects which shot up by 13pc compared to last year.

A total of 73pc of students recorded five or more A*-C grades in all subjects - 47pc got five or more A*-Cs including maths and English.

Mr Hambling said: 'I would like to congratulate our students on a very positive performance. The results reflect a strong partnership between staff and pupils and the emphasis placed on mentoring and support. We would like to wish them all the very best for the future.'

He added more than 150 students had been mentored by Northgate High staff and there were good results for the art GCSE, in which 18 pupils received A*.

Hannah Davies, 16, of Mattishall, received 3A*s and 11As and wants to study A-levels at Notre Dame Sixth Form College in Norwich.

She wants to take biology, chemistry geography and psychology and read a science-related subject at university.

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Hannah said: 'I didn't expect the A in maths. I put in lots of work.'

The majority of students from Northgate High will go to sixth form college, as will teenagers from nearby Neatherd High School, also in Dereham.

A total of 65pc of students recorded five or more A*-C grades in all subjects - 54pc got five or more A*-Cs including maths and English.

Peter Devonish, headteacher of Neatherd High, said: 'We have had some very very happy students and great results in individual subjects.'

Clara Mayo, 16, of Easton, was pleased with her 5A*s and 6As as was Heather Jones, 16, of Dereham, who achieved 5As and 5Bs.

DEREHAM NORTHGATE HIGH

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73pc (60) (72) (73) (66) (58) (65)

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DEREHAM NEATHERD HIGH

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65pc (74) (68) (65) (66) (61) (68)

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