A headteacher has admitted that seeing her pupils get their results is the “real thrill” of being a teacher.

Dr Susan Tranter, headteacher at Edmonton County School, in Great Cambridge Road, watched her pupils opening their brown envelopes on GCSE results.

There were tears of joy and delight and Dr Tranter had cause to celebrate.

She told the Enfield Independent: “We have had some phenomenal results this time around with 70 per cent achieving A* to C in maths, 90 per cent in science and 25 per cent of pupils getting three or more A*s.”

One of those fuelling the A* boom at the school was Akin Tasar, 16, who received six A*s, three As and two Bs.

He said: “I put in a lot of effort and the teachers have helped me to get the grades. I want to go on to do medicine in the future. A big pressure has come off me.”

Layla Empson, 16, also of Edmonton County, admitted that she had been crying before she got her results but need not worry as she achieved two A*s, five As and three Bs.

She said: “I was just so nervous, I cried all the way to school thinking that I had failed. I am so relieved that the results have come through and I am staying on to do my A-levels.”

Other impressive results at Edmonton County included Ohid Islam, 16, who managed seven A*s and two As for his hard work.

Not to be outdone, to Naseem Miah gained eight A*s, an A and two Bs.

Dr Tranter added: “It is the real thrill of being a head to see all the pupils open their envelopes and see how amazingly they have done.

“We have really encouraged pupils to take part in additional classes to go the extra mile with their results and that hard work has paid off.”