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  • Welcome to the Gazette & Herald’s live blog on GCSE results day.
  • Send your pictures to gazartist@newswilts.co.uk and we’ll feature as many as we can. Don’t forget to include names and which school you go to.

6:05pm

Pupils at Dauntsey’s celebrated outstanding GCSE results this morning, with a remarkable 47.3% of nearly 1,200 entries awarded an A* grade - a new school record - while an impressive 76.5% were at A* or A grade.

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5:46pm

This Is Wiltshire:

Hardenhuish School pupils Rosemary Webster, who gained 11 A* at GCSE, and Samuel Davey.

Find out more about how Hardenhuish pupils did here 

5:07pm

This Is Wiltshire:

Devizes School pupils William Davis-Birch and Joseph Fishlock celebrate their GCSE results.

5:04pm

This Is Wiltshire:

Nearly a third of The John Bentley School students exceeded expected levels of progress in their GCSEs.

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2:54pm

Students, parents and staff are celebrating the best ever results at Bradon Forest School, Purton, with 62% of students achieving the Government’s ‘gold standard’ of five A*-C including English and mathematics.

Headteacher Andrew Morrison said: “These results represent the culmination of a huge amount of hard work from students and staff supported by parents and carers.”

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2:28pm

2:26pm

This Is Wiltshire: David Nicholson

Abbeyfield School headteacher David Nicholson, who leaves after eight years, said: “It is a good way to end the years I’ve worked here. 

"I’m particularly pleased for those who have got A* to B because that means they can now enter sixth form."

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2:20pm

This Is Wiltshire:

This year’s Year 11 students at Malmesbury School have produced an outstanding set of GCSE results, said headteacher Tim Gilson.

He said: “Our students have worked really hard and got the results they deserve.”

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2:11pm

Lavington School had its best ever GCSEs results with 85 per cent of students achieving five or more A*-C grades, not including English and maths, up two per cent on last year.

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1:18pm

This Is Wiltshire:

Paul Weller, Sheldon School head of Year 11, is stepping down after 26 years in the post. He is shown with 16-year-old Ishmael Akalanne, who achieved 9A*s and 2As

Read more about Sheldon School results here

12:56pm

This Is Wiltshire:

Antony Blackmore, head of Year 11 at The John Bentley School, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many happy students. There are a few tears and many are ecstatic people.”

12:11pm

A leading Wiltshire councillor has said all involved in getting GCSE results today can be proud of their achievements.

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11:41am

11:05am

There were tears of joy at St John's in Marlborough as year 11 students picked up their GCSE results - 27 students achieved at least 10 A* or A grades. 

Principal Patrick Hazlewood said: "We know that these exams are being toughened up and our students' determination to succeed is a great testament to them."

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10:59am

Devizes School saw the number of pupils achieving at least five A* to C grades, not including English and maths, increase by two per cent to 72 per cent.

Headteacher Malcolm Irons said: "Most students beat their target grades and scored record average total points."

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10:43am

Picture Gallery- GCSE results

This Is Wiltshire:

10:05am

 

This Is Wiltshire: Abbeyfield School has been without an official head teacher since the departure of James Fox five months ago

At Abbeyfield School, Chippenham, Year 11 pupils achieved:

62 per cent A* to C grades;

60 per cent A*-C including English and maths.

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9:57am

This Is Wiltshire:

Corsham School assistant headteacher Marcus Chapman's press release today.

8:13am

Teenagers were waking up to their GCSE grades amid indications that some schools are seeing major changes to results.

Early reports today suggest that there are particular concerns among some headteachers about English and maths grades.e

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7:57am

The Exam Results Helpline opens at 8am to provide advice and support to students - and their parents - picking up GCSE results today.

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