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Wirral students picking up GCSE results today
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- Students' agonising wait for those all-important GCSE results is over as results day arrives
- Follow our live blog today to find out how teenagers across borough have done.
- Our photographers are out and about this morning as pupils celebrate
- Tell us how you get on by tweeting us @WIRRALGLOBENEWS using the hashtag #WirralGCSE or comment on this article
Triplets Alex, Andrew and Ross Mather scored a hatrick as all three walked away from St Mary's College, Wallasey with 18 A* and nine A grades between them.
Weatherhead is celebrating another exceptional year of GCSE results for Wirral. See here for news.. http://t.co/HaLUo9SNUj @WeatherheadHigh— @WirralPeople 22 August 2013
RECORD RESULTS FOR GCSE A* AND A GRADES! http://t.co/D4z7MGEcrQ— @StMarysWallasey 22 August 2013
Top performers at Bebington High Sports College included Ryan Callaghan - 3A* five As; Katie Pinch - two A* 7A; Alice Griffin one A*, three As and three Bs; and Harris Hanley - one A* four As and three Bs.
The school says it has seen its best ever results this year.
Pensby High School for Girls star student Lauren Sharp this morning
Birkenhead School headteacher John Clarke hailed today's results as a "golden year" for the school with all students achieving five or more A*-C grades.
He said: "This has been a golden year for our students, with simply outstanding results at every level. This week our GCSE candidates have excelled themselves, breaking every school record in sight – and all this despite the reported fall in the number of higher grades awarded nationally.
"It’s a great tribute to the way we teach and the high level of motivation amongst our students.”
Below: Andrew Sherman, Sian Round, Ece Mert, Lewis Tran celebrate their success
Across Wirral, students have improved on last year's results, with 66% picking up five A*-C grades, including English and maths compared with 65.2% in 2012.
The hard work also paid off for youngsters at Hilbre High School as almost 90% of year 11s scored five or more A*-Cs.
Principal Jan Levenson said “I am really pleased for our students, many of whom have achieved outstanding results.
"Their success is a tribute to their hard work and commitment, and the tremendous dedication and support offered unstintingly by the staff here at Hilbre. I am proud of the significant milestones achieved and warmly congratulate everyone who has contributed to our success."
Pupils at Birkenhead High School Academy managed to beat last summer's results by 10% despite the bar being raised. Around 40% of results were A* or A grades.
Below: Students Christina Young and Faye Taylor with principal Chris Mann
High-flyers at Wirral Grammar School for Boys, where 95% of students achieved at least five A*-C grades including Maths and English, were Joseph Crawford gaining 13A* and one A while Joseph Lawton gained 12A* and two A grades.
Pensby High School for Girls is marking its 60th anniversary with its best ever GCSE results. More than 90% of students scored at least five A*-C grades.
Ridgeway High School headteacher Tony Taylor said he was delighted the school had broken its own record for the third year in a row.
He said: "I am delighted that for three years in a row, every student has achieved at least 5 or more passes at A* to C. In addition, each year at least three out of every five students also achieved this key government benchmark including the subjects English and maths."
Two pupils with 100% attendance were amongst the highest grades. Hannah Yardley achieved 11 A grades and seven B grades and Joshua Bonsu achieved eight A grade and six B grades.
Upton Hall students mark a 100% pass rate
Good luck to those who find out their #GCSE results today! Call the Exam Results Helpline if you need advice http://t.co/fq3djo5d4z— @BBCHA_Wirral 22 August 2013
Upton Hall School has seen a 100% pass rate, with 32 students achieving 10 or more A* and A grades. Congratulations, everyone!
All pupils at Wirral Grammar School for Girls picked up at least five A*-C grades.
Star students included Michelle Ly with an impressive 12 A*s while classmates Emily Spearpoint-Walsh and Shirin Abdullaeva scored 11 A* grades.
Students from Wirral Grammar School For Girls celebrate their GCSE success.
Students from Wirral Grammar School for girls celebrate GCSE success.
Woodchurch High School is celebrating this morning as 93% of pupils achieve the national benchmark of five A*- C grades.
And 100% of those who studied Physics, Statistics, Italian, Art Textiles, Art Graphics and Product 3D Design scored A*-C.
Headteacher Rebekah Phillips said: "I am so proud of the achievements of all our pupils, they have worked so hard and thoroughly deserve these tremendous results, which are down to their hard work and efforts over the last five years. "
University Academy Birkenhead says its results have improved massively since last year.
Principal Geraint Parry, who joined the school a year ago, said: "I am very proud of this Academy but it’s not just because of what we have done, or achieved, but the way our students have responded.
"They have accepted significant changes with a smile and good grace, and now have great GCSE results to show for it.”
Best of luck to our Wirral young people who receive their results tomorrow. #wirralgovernors #GCSE— @WirralGov 21 August 2013
Nationally, it's predicted that fewer students have scored the top grades. England's exams watchdog, Ofqual, has warned that science grades could fall because papers were toughened up.
Today's the day - good luck to all Wirral students getting their results today!
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