A GROUP of pupils from St Augustine’s Catholic High School are celebrating their success after taking their Maths and English GCSE examination early.

The majority of schools made the decision not to let students take the examination in November because of Government changes in the way the school’s league tables are measured, so that pupils are only allowed to have their first result published.

All 200 year 11 English students took the GCSE exam with 83 per cent gaining a grade C or above, while 111 students from Mathematics sets two and three took the Maths GCSE exam with 68 per cent achieving a C grade or above.

School principal Tony Quinn paid tribute to the hard work of the pupils and that of their parents and teachers. He said: “I am extremely proud of the superb achievement of my students.”