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Schools in Dover, Deal and Sandwich have opened their doors for GCSE results day

By Beth Robson

For some there have been screams of joy, for others they are re-thinking college plans after pupils get their GCSE results this morning.

Envelopes were ripped open as eager teens found out how they have fared after months of exams and course work.

Pupils celebrating their GCSE results at Sir Roger Manwood's School

Sir Roger Manwood's in Sandwich has seen 94% of pupils achieving grades C or above and 77% is A*, A or B grade in their GCSEs this morning.

A pupil at Castle Community College in Deal checks his results over

Laura Halloway, Sir Roger Manwood's pupil, received five As and six Bs and was particularly pleased with her A in Physics.

She said: "I thought I had failed it, I thought I would be getting a D so I'm so happy.

"I want to study English and German at A-level but I might changed now and do science as well."

Sophie Goodban is relieved her GCSEs are under her belt. She now has to decide which sixth form to study A levels at.

The newly amalgamated Castle Community College has performed better than last year when Walmer Science College and Castle were separate.

The number of pupils getting A* to C grades rise 15% to 35% - a rise that bucks the usual trend for schools in special measures.

Olivia Thomson and Tilly Thomson are delighted with their grades

Jane Hadlow, interim principal, said: "We're over the moon.

"Usually the results of schools in special measures stay the same or dip. They have risen 15%, that's a considerable achievement."

Sophie Goodban at Castle Community College performed well in academic subjects, getting an A in maths two Bs in English, two Bs in Science and Cs for everything else.

She said: "It's such a relief. I was hoping my hard work would pay off and when I saw that it had, it was such a great feeling."

At Dover Grammar School for Boys, the sixteen-year-old pupils were queuing outside the doors from before 9am, eager to open their brown envelopes.

A* performers at Dover Grammar School for Boys - George Beckett and Claude Goldfinch

High scorer George Beckett received three A*s, seven As and one B.

He said: "I'm happy with my results. I'd like to teach English in Japan, that's my long term goal. I passed my Japanese GCSE last year. It's something I've want to do for a long time."

He added: "For now I'm going to stay on here and take History, English, German and Philosophy."

Across the road at Astor College, Tom Stokes was overjoyed to have gained the grades to go on to Canterbury College.

He will start an Electrical Installations course there, next month.

Astor College GCSE students - Emily Clark, Maddie Skinner, Chevonne Lane and Carlie Barwill.

If you're routing for someone who is receiving their GCSEs today, keep an eye out for interviews and pictures in updates this morning

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