Staff at Our Lady & St Bede Catholic Academy in Stockton have spoken of their pride at how well pupils had coped with the challenge of the pandemic.
Among the students getting excellent results was Sophia Andreocci. Sophia is originally from Italy and only joined the school in year 9.
Mo Wilkinson, Headteacher of the school which is part of the Bishop Hogarth Catholic Education Trust, said: "She has worked incredibly hard throughout her time here and taken every challenge thrown her way.
"Her determination has resulted in her achieving some brilliant results."
Kirstan Soralde was the only pupil to achieve grade 9s across the board in all his subjects.
Staff described Kirstan as a humble and gracious young man who had worked tirelessly to achieve these results.
Evie Wells achieved seven grade 9s and three grades 8s, including a grade 9 in fine art which she took as an extra GCSE.
She also achieved over three grades higher than her target grade across all subjects.
Medge achieved seven grade 9s and two grade 8s.
He achieved over three grades higher than his target grade across all subjects and was the boy with the highest progress score in the year group.
Mrs Wilkinson added: "Whilst it has been an incredibly challenging year for all our pupils, they have done exceptionally well.
"They have been through a rigorous programme of assessments and examinations, and have thoroughly earned their results.
"We are incredibly proud of each and every one of them."