Students at Mount Carmel High School in Accrington have spoken of their excitement and relief after receiving their GCSE results.
Head Girl Georgia Brennan, 16, from Accrington, got two As in maths and religious studies, two Bs and three Cs and will now study nursing at Blackburn College.
She said: “I can’t believe I got two As. I’m really happy as I was predicted Cs in all my subjects.
“Yesterday I was really nervous and crying and today I cried before I opened my results. It’s been very stressful.
“I’ve love it at the school and I’m looking forward to doing nursing at college as it’s something I want to get into when I’m older.”
Harvie Chadwick, 16, from Oswaldtwistle, achieved an A in religious studies, five Bs, a distinction in ICT and a C in art.
He said: “I’m quite happy really. There were what I thought I would get. I haven’t been nervous, I’ve just got on with it.”
Harvie will now study A Levels in chemistry, biology, psychology and sports science at Burnley College.
He added: “I want to do something with science but I don’t know exactly what yet.
“It’s been a really good school here and very welcoming.
“I’m looking forward to Burnley College as it’s a smart building and has good facilities.”
Zainab Ali, 16, from Accrington, achieved three As in religious studies, English language and history, a distinction in business and six Bs.
She said: “I’m really happy and the grades are round what I expected to get. Last night was horrible trying to get to sleep.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here but it’s going to be good starting college in less than two weeks.
“I’m very happy with my As because those are the subjects I’m doing at college. After that I’m thinking about going into law.”
Zainab will now study A Levels in history, religious studies and English language at Clitheroe Grammar School.
Matthew Baron, 16, from Oswaldtwistle, is aiming to study A Levels in biology, chemistry and English at Clitheroe Grammar School.
He achieved an A in religious studies, five Bs, two Cs and a level 2 merit in business.
He said: “They were what I was expecting but I’m happy with my B in maths as it allows me to do the subjects I want to do at college which is great.
“After that I want to go to university but I don’t know what to do yet.
“I’ve been working at my uncle’s printing business over the summer so I haven’t really had time to think about today.
“I was nervous when I got out of bed this morning and then when I saw the envelope but I’m quite happy.
“I’m going to miss my mates here but I’m really looking forward to college as both my sisters have been there and say it’s really good.”
Chloe Young, 16, from Oswaldtwistle, achieved an A in religious education, four Bs and two Cs and will study A Levels in biology, chemistry, philosophy and geography at QEGS in Blackburn.
She said: “I could’ve done better in geography where I got a C but there were a few tough questions in the exam. I didn’t think I would get an A so that’s always good.
“I did constant hours of revision so it has definitely worked out. I had a few sleepless nights leading up to today and only about four hours sleep last night
“I’d like to go to university and study zoology.”
Leon Creech, 16, from Oswaldtwistle, will now enrol on a two-year football scholarship at Preston North End Football Club after getting four Bs, three Cs and a D.
He said: “I’m a bit disappointed with the D but apart from that I’m quite happy. A few of the exams were tougher than I expected, especially the maths.
“They said I was only one mark off an A in maths so I’m delighted with that one.
“I’d like to get into football professionally if I can or become a sports coach or PE teacher.
“I’m going to miss everyone here as a made some really good friends.”