Mr Penty, Head of Trent College, said, “We are proud of every pupil for what they have managed to accomplish in their GCSE courses. This last school year has of course been particularly challenging for them, however their exceedingly strong results reflect a very able year group, and we have seen very significant increases in the % of entries gaining grades 9-7 and those gaining grades 9-4.
“While the picture nationally has of course also seen increases, we do believe that the grades achieved today are an accurate representation of the ability of such a talented year group, who also achieve so much beyond the academic sphere.
“I am delighted for the pupils and it is each individual’s hard work and personal achievements that we are celebrating today. My warmest congratulations go to them all. We look forward to welcoming our pupils back to Trent next month when they will begin their studies in Sixth Form.”