PUPILS in Prestwich once again proved they are a class act achieving another year of great GCSE results.

At St Monica’s RC High School there were celebrations for a year of “strong outcomes” across the curriculum.

In English, 30% of pupils achieved a grade 7 or above and in Maths 22% achieved a grade 7 or higher.

The Catholic school added that is particularly “delighted” with the continuing success of its RE department ­— with 33.5% of pupils achieving grades 7 to 9. Among the top results were those attained by Emily Kelly, whose super grades included nine 9s.

She is now heading off to St Bede’s College to study Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Spanish, and one day hopes to become a doctor.

Headteacher Foley said: “We are satisfied that our results are improving and provide further evidence that our school is moving forward. They are a testament to the dedication of the staff and pupils of St Monica’s.

“Results across all subjects have shown improvement and will provide a platform for the ongoing improvement journey.

“We thank all our parents and carers in our parishes and community who continue to support the students and staff at St Monica’s.”

Down the road at Prestwich Arts College pupils were left jumping for joy and staff said they were “very proud” of the high achieving school leavers.

Anya Kingston, Solomon Asante-Owusu, Angel Peeters-Bauluck and Caitlyn Johnston were among the high flyers scooping an outstanding 15 9s and seven 8s between them. Eddee Endley made the most progress of any Prestwich Arts College pupil, achieving over two grades higher than expected, including two 8s and four 7s.