Results received so far in Long Eaton have been a mixed bag with some up and some down on last year.
At Wilsthorpe School, 85 per cent of students got five A* to C grades, down nine per cent.
“We are delighted that we have maintained our very strong performance at GCSE,” said headteacher Jonathan Crofts. “English and science have continued their upward trend of recent years and maths has always been very strong here.
“Set against a slight downward trend nationally, we have done extremely well. Well done to all our students and the teachers involved.”
At The Long Eaton School, results were the best ever with 92 per cent achieving five A* to Cs – up six per cent.
Headteacher Neil Calvert said: “This is another fantastic day for the whole school community.
As we hear in the press that GCSE results have dipped nationally this year for the first time, it is even more pleasing to see year-on-year improvement in every one of the measures used to judge success.”
Full results are yet to come in from Trent College but the independent school has reported a drop on last year’s best ever results.
Headteacher Gill Dixon said the results were ‘testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of our students, and also to our teaching staff who have supported them with such dedication’.