The record-breaking exam successes of King James’s students were celebrated at a lively GCSE Prizegiving evening at the Knaresborough school.
Last year’s Year 11 recorded the school’s best ever results, with 75 per cent of students gaining five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths.
In the core subjects of English and maths 85 per cent achieved a C or above in maths and 81 per cent in English.
More than 450 students, parents and staff attended the school’s Chaloner Hall event to see prizes and certificates presented by special guest Pete Dwyer, the corporate director of Children and Young People’s Service at North Yorkshire County Council.
Students in Riverside Jazz entertained guests with a mixed selection of numbers.