WEST Lancashire students are celebrating another five-star performance after exceeding the national average for GCSE results.
Pupils all over the county beat the national average for pupils achieving five Cs or more in any subject.
Nationally, 81.8% of pupils achieved five Cs or above in any subject.
The majority of West Lancashire schools did exceptionally well.
At Scarisbrick Hall School 95% of pupils achieved five Cs or above with 95% achieving a C or above in maths and English.
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College was the top performer in West Lancs with 99% of pupils achieving five Cs or above, although only 66% achieved C or above in maths and English.
Burscough Priory also performed well with 90% of pupils achieving the required five Cs and 79% making the grade in maths and English.
Headteacher Catherine Davies said: “I'm glad we’re now at the top of achievement for West Lancs, total credit goes to my staff team for their hard work and pride in the school; they give everything and work 100%.
“We're a family and a team and they have been exceptional, we've come a long way and improved, we're up by 13% on last year.
“For the students, we try and constantly get them the best grade, we're very proud of our community and delighted for our students, they deserve it, they fully engage and put 100% into their studies.”
At Glenburn, 87% of students achieved five Cs or above but only 41% achieved the required grade in maths and English.
Karen Ingham, deputy headteacher at Glenburn, said: "We are delighted with this year's excellent improvement in the number of pupils gaining five GCSEs at grades A*-C, which has increased by 12% to 87%. There are also a pleasing number of top grades compared with individual student targets.
"I'm also pleased to say that there has been an increase in the number of pupils gaining good GCSEs including English and maths, from 29% in 2011 to 41% this year. Results in both English and maths as separate subjects were up too.
"We know there is still work to do, and our staff are working hard with our current Year 11 students to help gain the best possible results in all subjects. We are also receiving help from the county council to enable us to achieve our targets.
“Work with younger students will equip them to deal with the demands of future exams, as well as the high-quality care and support we provide for all students at Glenburn."
Lathom High School performed below the national average with 76% of pupils achieving five Cs, but 18% more pupils achieved maths and English GCSEs compared with last year.
Headteacher Tim Farr said: “All of the staff are over the moon with the results, it’s a credit to our staff.”