BIRCHWOOD Community High School students picked up their GCSE results on Thursday, August 25.

Amongst those results, the school experienced a 100 per cent pass rate in GCSE music, with 44 per cent of pupils receiving a top grade.

Birchwood also had an average pass rate of 96 per cent across Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

Headteacher Emma Mills said: "We are particularly pleased with the increase in the percentage of students achieving a grade 5 and grade 4 in maths and English, which are important qualifications for progression on to college and apprenticeships, and the increase in the amount of grade 9s and 8s that have been achieved across subjects too."

Warrington Guardian: Finn and Erin were both over the moon with their resultsFinn and Erin were both over the moon with their results

Amongst the pupils celebrating was Finn Ruddy, who achieved a 9 in maths, and an 8 in physics.

He said: "Yeah, I'm really pleased - I did better than I expected!"

Finn is going on to study at Priestley College.

Another student, Erin Ivey, was delighted with her results, having received a 9 in religious studies, 9 in English literature, and a distinction* in performing arts for her efforts this year.

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Isaac Jones received 9s in all subjects except Spanish and computing, for which he received 8s.

He'll be studying psychology, sociology and economics at Priestley College - when asked how he's celebrating, he said: "It'll probably be something tomorrow, because I've got my college interview this afternoon!"

Emma Mills added: "We are absolutely delighted with how well our students have done – it is so well deserved.

"They have achieved, on average, one grade higher across all subjects from the last formal examinations in 2019.

"This is a tremendous achievement, especially considering the disruption they have experienced over the last few years."