THERE was much to celebrate last Thursday at The Weydon School as students gathered to collect their GCSE results.

Headteacher Jackie Sharman confirmed students had “maintained” last year’s record breaking results, praising the students’ hard work: “We have consistently got outstanding results, they deserve it.

“We are absolutely delighted.” Now set to attend the prestigious King’s College London Mathematics School sixth form, Tian Pan, scored seven 9s, three 8s and an A Distinction. She will be studying maths, further maths, physics and computer science.

She said: “I think 700 people apply and only 70 people get in. I am very excited.”

Fellow student Mairead Read, said that “all my hard work has paid off”, after scoring four 9s, four 8s, one 7 and one 6.

She is set to study maths, biology and chemistry at Farnborough College.

Attributing her success to “a lot of time in the library”, Isabel Hill received a 6 in Spanish, a 7 in art, and an 8 in history and drama.

She said: “I was really nervous and for it to all pay off, I am so happy.”

Billy Lardner said he felt “relieved” after scoring six 9s, three 8s and one 7.

He is set to attend Farnborough Sixth Form to study computing, maths and physics.

Will Taylor praised the “supportive and encouraging” teachers at Weydon who helped him secure the scores he needed to get on to his A-level courses.

He added he was “nervous but excited for the new challenge” as he goes on to study maths, physics and architecture at All Hallows Sixth Form.

Mariella Osukre was “very, very happy” when she found out she had secured a 6 in English literature and a 5 in English language.

Mariella, whose “mother-tongue is Italian”, joined The Weydon School in Year 9. English teacher Alex Hurst said: “We had to work on it a lot. I am so proud of her.”

She will attend Farnborough Sixth Form College to study French and Spanish, and is yet to pick a third option. She described her years at The Weydon School as the “best time of my life”.