Red carpet celebrations for GCSE students

Pupils at King's School in Tynemouth with their GCSE results.
Pupils at King's School in Tynemouth with their GCSE results.

Staff at a Wallsend school created a Hollywood-themed event to celebrate this year’s GCSE results.

The red carpet was rolled out for Year 11 students at Churchill Community College as they marked their best ever results for the seventh year running.

In an Oscar-themed event, pupils received their GCSE grades in gold envelopes while there were ‘Oscar’ statutes placed around the school hall.

For the second year running, 100 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades.

And a total of 69 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades including English and maths, while the progress made by those students between Key Stage 2 and GCSE is ‘outstanding’.

Headteacher David Baldwin said: “This is an outstanding achievement by Churchill Community College.

“It reflects the level of commitment and hard work from the students and staff and we are absolutely thrilled with the results this year, yet again.

“I am very proud of all our students and staff.”

He added: “From the moment our students arrived on results day they were treated like VIPs with a red carpet welcome and a golden ticket for each of them detailing their excellent achievement.”

Lucy Roderick, assistant headteacher, said: “Our students have worked so hard we wanted to make results day a special occasion for them.”