PUPILS at Birchwood Community High School took centre stage on GCSE results day as their achievements caught the eye of the BBC.

The school will feature on the channel at 6pm tonight, Thursday, as students celebrate a momentous day in their educational careers.

Head teacher, Emma Mills, said the school's strong results was a reflection on its pupils' focus and dedication.

"We are incredibly proud of all our year 11 students today," she said.

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"They have come through one of the strangest and most challenging final years at secondary school in our country's recent history, and they have done so with grace and dignity.

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"They have stayed focused on preparing for next year, securing places and positions for the next stage of their journey, even when there was so much uncertainty and chaos around their results process.

"The excellent results that they have received today are very well-deserved, every single one of them deserved the grades that they have received."

Charlotte Steven was one of the school's highest achievers, with a near-perfect nine grade 9s and one grade 8.

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She will now be studying A-levels in psychology, English literature and history.

Also receiving strong results was Erika Strong, with two grade 9s, six 8s, one 7 and one 6.

Meanwhile, Pedro Santos, who got seven 9s, one grade 8 and two 6s, opened his results live on BBC.

Fellow pupil Luke Richardson joined in and revealed two grade 9s, one 8, two 7s, three 6s and one 5 to the camera.

Both will be heading to Priestley College to continue their A-level studies in September.

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Emma added: "I am also extremely proud of all the staff at school who have supported our year 11 students to get to this point, not just through lockdown and recent months, but also through the last five years that they have been a student here at Birchwood.

"We are very lucky to have such a dedicated body of staff who work tirelessly for our children."