A THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD girl at a Rocester school was just one of those walking away with a smile on her face as exam results for GCSEs were sent out to schools.
Catherine Sonneville, who studies at Abbotsholme, received an A grade after taking her GCSE in Dutch three years early.
She joins the Year 11 pupils in celebrating strong results in a huge range of subjects.
Ellie Palmer, from Rocester achieved 11 A*s and As at GCSE and is staying on at Abbotsholme to take A-levels in maths, biology, chemistry and English.
She said: "I am thrilled with my results."
Robin and Sanne Van Vroenhoven, who also study at Abbotsholme, gained 22 GCSEs between them.
Eighteen pupils at Denstone College came away with straight As.
Emily Critchley, 16, achieved seven A*s and says she has hopes to continue studying biology, chemistry, maths and geography, with the aim of going to university to study optometry or medicine.
Edward Vernon-Stroud, 16, was another high achiever at the school with six A*s and hopes to study engineering.
Millie Dyer achieved four A*s and seven A grades.
She said: "I woke up at 6am really nervous to find out my results online and I am so relieved.
"I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do when I finish school – it seems quite far away – but for A-level I will be taking maths, biology, chemistry and psychology."
Nicole Higgins, 16, will be celebrating with friends after achieving six A*s.
She will go on to take Spanish, biology and politics at A-level.
Thomas Alleyne's High School's highest-achieving pupil was Madeleine Roache, 16, who got six A*s and five As.
The Uttoxeter resident said: "It feels amazing.
"My older brother is a bit of a genius so I've had lots to live up to but he's helped me a lot in maths and science.
"I'm now going to do English literature and language, psychology and performance studies.
"But, in the shorter term, as I love all things South Korean, I think I'm going home to watch some Korean drama."
Eleanor Flower, 16, from Denstone, got three A*s, six As and two Bs.
She is going to Denstone College sixth form and admitted she would leave with a heavy heart.
She said: "It will be really tough to leave as I'll miss my friends terribly.
"But it's something a bit different and I can't wait to start studying maths, chemistry, biology and economics.
"These exams have been a lot of pressure and I've spent a lot of time worrying about my results.
"But it's just brilliant it's all over and it's gone well."
Helen Craven, 16, is celebrating after getting five A*s and six As and will study maths, further maths, RE and economics.
She said: "I got in the car to tell my mum how I'd done and I just burst into tears.
"She said 'don't worry. We can sort this out. I doesn't matter'. I had to say 'no, I'm really happy' and showed her the envelope.
"Now me and her are going to the Edinburgh Fringe to celebrate."