HUNDREDS of pupils in Droitwich Spa found out if they got their dream job or college placement after opening their GCSE results.

Youngsters from Droitwich Spa High School discovered that months of hard work had paid off today.

GCSE candidates broke all previous records when 62 per cent of students achieve at least five results at grades A*-C including English and maths. This year’s figures have risen by more than 10 per cent on last year’s total at the Briar Mill school.

Headteacher Natalie Waters said: “This is great achievement and brings credit to the candidates and to all who have taught and supported them in various ways.

“We should also remember that success comes in different forms. Within our 300 candidates there are very many individual achievements. As I study the results I am delighted to see that so many of their efforts have been rewarded.”

Dodderhill School, Crutch Lane, is celebrating yet another fantastic year of GCSE results for its girls.

Following a yearly succession of high achievers at Dodderhill, the Year 11 girls excelled all expectations with 71 per cent earning A* to B grades and 43 per cent awarded A or A*. Overall 93 per cent of the girls achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C.

Commenting on the achievement of her girls, headteacher Catherine Mawston, said: “I am absolutely thrilled with all of the girl’s achievements this year; they have all worked tremendously hard and should be extremely proud of themselves, not just for their GCSE results but how they have developed as young women, now ready to face the next chapter of their lives.”

Another pupil from Droitwich who tasted exam success was Edmund Little. The teenager, who attends Old Swinford Hospital School, Stourbridge, got seven grade A* and two grade As.