STUDENTS across Hyndburn are celebrating amazing exam success after smashing government targets.
Ryddings Business and Enterprise School, in Haworth Street, Oswaldtwistle has had another great year exceeding last years fantastic results.
Headteacher Paul Trickett said: “We are extremely pleased with these results because they exceed, by a long way, all targets set by the Local Authority and Government Bodies.
“They are collectively our best ever results and are themselves an indicator of the hard work of both staff and students.
“We value the success of our students at all ability levels and when statistics are published centrally you will find that students of all levels and abilities have performed above target.”
The Hollins Technology College, in Hollins Lane, Accrington has also had a bumper results year.
The school smashed the national target of 46 per cent of students obtaining 5 A* to C grades by a massive 29 per cent.
Mark Jackson, Headteacher at the Hollins Technology College said: “We are absolutely delighted as we have had some wonderful results right the way from our most able students to our students with special needs.
“They have all done fantastic. I can't wait to see their faces as we have had some very nervous people who will now be very chuffed.”
While Mount Carmel RC Science College, Wordsworth Road Accrington maintained a 58 per cent pass rate at A to C, with 37 per cent of its students passing English and Maths.
Head teacher Katrina Ryan said: ï”Many of our students have performed beyond our expectations. The results have come in on target.”
In its first year, Accrington Academy, Queens Road West, Accrington has achieved 31.4% A* to C grades at GCSE including English and maths.
Last year, its predecessor school, Moorhead Sports College only achieved 18%.
This is a massive 73% increase in the number of students achieving five or more A*to C grades including English and maths.
In total, 72% of students gained GCSEs at grade A* to C, up from 59% last year.
Commenting on the results, Andrew Bateman, Academy Principal said: “We are very pleased with this year's results which show how far the academy has come in its first year. We have raised ourselves above the National Challenge target and can now set our sights on consolidating these results over the next few years.”
Norden High School and Sports College, Stourton Street, Rishton has also had its greatest exam success ever.
Head teacher Bob Flood said: “42 per cent of students achieved five or more grades A* to C including English and mathematics.
ï¿½This was well above the target set by the Government and it really reflects all the hard work and commitment the students have shown.”
While St Christopher's CE High School, on Queens Road West, Accrington has also seen fantastic results bettering last year by four per cent.
Head Teacher Alasdair Coates said: “We are absolutely delighted with our pupils success. We now have a lot of happy students and there is a euphoric atmosphere throughout the schoo.”
Heathland Accrington's Private Nursery and School, on Sandy Lane celebrated a tremendous 100 per cent pass rate at GCSE level.
Heathland students surpassed their predicted grades by one or two levels to achieve 100 per cent success in gaining 5 A* - C grades including English and maths.
A spokesman from the school said: “We do not select our students on academic attainment as we believe that all children should be valued and that they should be encouraged to reach their full potential, whatever that may be, regardless of the affect on results and league tables.”