STUDENTS at Blundell’s School in Tiverton have achieved another strong set of provisional GCSE results this year.

The proportion of A* grades had been predicted to fall nationally but nearly 20% of results were at the top grade at the school – an increase on the previous year.

Similarly, almost half the grades ach-ieved were at A*/A and 98% of all pupils gained five A*-C.

Head teacher Nicola Huggett said: “These very pleasing figures are due to the hard work of the pupils who can be very proud of everything they have achieved and the dedication and commitment of the staff.

“I am particularly proud of the 27 pupils – a quarter of the year group – who have gained an impressive minimum of eight A*/A or higher.”

The pupils who gained eight A*/A or higher were: Eleanor Ansell, Sophia Bateman, Rebekah Brinkley, Emily Combe, Natalie Cotton, Amy Cross, Imogen Dickinson, Arthur Friend, Euan Friend, Edward Gardner, Lydia Gibson, Christopher Hamilton, Jessica Harvie, Harry Handyside, Eleanor MacPherson, Jennifer Mettam, Oliver Mitchell, Elizabeth Morris, Henry Mules, Courtney Nation, Benjamin Oliphant-Thompson, Isabelle Rees-Davies, Cameron Seymour, Katy Stevens, Benedict Summers, Edward Taylor and Tabitha Unsworth-White.