THE achievements of GCSE students from Falmouth School were recognised last week at an awards event.
Teachers greeted the students and parents as they arrived to celebrate their results, to the sound of the school's jazz band.
The GCSE certificates were presented by John Hick, MBE, owner of Pendra Loweth Holiday Cottages, in Falmouth, and chairman of the Falmouth Business Improvement District.
The most improved student award went to Jennifer Federici.
A spokesman for the school said: "Jennifer is a quiet, friendly and mature student who approached her school work with a determination to do her best and improve her skills."
The citizenship award went to Oliver Palmer, who has been a member of the school's student council from Year 7 to 11 and was described as a "great ambassador" for students.
Sports personality was Freya Philpott, who represented Cornwall in netball and made it into the final 30 in the selection trials for the England under-17 team.
The business and enterprise award went to Ben Clark, who achieved his target GCSE grade with "determination and tenacity" and produced coursework in huge quantity despite the time pressures.
The Lee Symons Trophy went to Kellan Frankland.
A spokesman for the school said: "Kellan is a conscientious student who, despite ill health, continued to strive for the highest grades."
At the end of the awards the top ten achievers were specially honoured for achieving 67 A* and 41 A grades.
The top ten achievers were: Ben Bottomley; Millie Christophers; Ben Crombie; Holly Elvans; Oliver George; Ruby Harrop; Grace Holland; Oliver Palmer; Harry Roberts and Morgan Roberts. Five non-subject trophies were given to students for their own individual performances.