NERVOUS pupils at a school in Harrow opened their GCSE results envelopes this morning as teachers celebrated grades increasing from last year.

Results at Harrow High School with students gaining A* to C grades including English and Maths are estimated at 41 per cent.

Eighty-three per cent received results with five grades A* to C.

Pupil Jack Eddleston got three A* grades and six A grades. He said: “It turned out really well. I was so nervous but as soon as I opened the paper I saw that my grades were fantastic.

“I’m going to study BTEC Forensics next year, and I’m confident that I’m well on my way to studying DNA Analysis at university in the future."

Ankush Nagda achieved three A* grades in science subjects. He said: “My advice for those just about to start their GCSEs is that they should be very dedicated to their studies. I’m so happy that my hard work paid off.”

Morsal Mohammad thanked her teachers for helping her in her work.

She will study biology, sociology, English and psychology at A-Level, with aspirations of studying English at university in the future.

She said: “I’m very grateful to all of my teachers as they gave me some really good advice to help me through my GCSEs. My family are going to be very proud of me for these results."

Reema Shah achieved one A* and nine A grades. She will continue her studies by undertaking A-Levels in English literature, maths, French and economics.

She said: “I have worked very hard to achieve these grades and I am very much looking forward to the future.”