PUPILS at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy were delighted with more great results.

Of all the grades awarded, 21 were 9s, 59 were 8s and 100 were 7s.

Overall 68 per cent of students achieved grades of 9 to 4 in maths and 66 per cent in English.

Half of the passes in both subjects were graded as five or above.

Head girl Hollie Knowles achieved grade 9s in history and religious studies, grade 8s in maths, physics and English language, and grade 7s in biology, chemistry and English literature.

She will stay on at DACA and study maths, chemistry and biology.

She said: “I was really nervous in the morning.

“I am really pleased with my maths.”

Emily Bolton gained grade 9s in chemistry and French and 8s in biology, maths and physics and grade 7s in geography, English language and English literature and religious studies.

Emily will also stay at DACA and study biology, chemistry and maths.

She said: “I was overwhelmed. I was not expecting these results at all.”

Zoe Porter achieved grade 9s in art, English language, grade 8s in English literature, Spanish and history and grade 7 in maths.

Zoe said: “Wow! I’m shaking. I feel a weight has been lifted.

“I am staying at DACA and I want to study architecture.”

Alix Addison achieved grade 8s in English literature, and history and grade 7s in biology, chemistry, computer science, English language, maths and Spanish.

Charlotte Colin, who is currently in Iceland as part of the Aldridge /British Explorers expedition, achieved grade 9s in English literature, maths and geography, grade 8s in biology, chemistry, English language, physics and Spanish.

Josh James, who was head boy, achieved a grade 9 in performing arts, grade 8s in Spanish, English language, and history and a grade 7 in English literature.

Josh said: “I will be staying on at DACA to study biology and chemistry. I am really pleased with my results.”

Principal Lisa Dolan said: “We are very proud of what our students have achieved this year and that as an academy we have improved upon our results from last year in all measures.

“It is important to recognise that our students have developed not only academically, but they have also made huge contributions to our school community."