GCSE result day bought celebrations to Malvern while records were broken.
The Chase High School celebrated its best ever grades, Dyson Perrins made "considerable" improvements and Hanley Castle also saw a record broken.
One particular success story was Hanley Castle's Georgina Meacham.
She lost her mother earlier this year, but continued to study and even raised £1,100 for charity through ribbon sales, raffles and other fundraising events.
Miss Meacham, 16, who achieved one A*, two A grades, four B grades and three C grades, said: "I know my mum would be very proud.
"It's been a tough year, but I'm pleased with my results and happy with the amount of money raised. We donated it to Headway, which specialises in head injuries, as this is the organisation which would have helped my mum had she survived."
Hanley Castle saw 70 percent of students gain five or more GCSEs, including English and mathematics, with ten percent of all GCSEs awarded at A* grade, and 28 percent either A* or A.
A record 45 percent of students gained the English Baccalaureate qualification, with A*to C grade passes in all of the most prestigious academic subjects - English, mathematics, the sciences, a humanities subject and a modern foreign language.
At The Chase, 72 percent of students achieved five grades A* to C- including English and Maths- while 78 percent achieved five grades A* to C grades.
32 percent of grades were at A* and A, and 40 percent achieved the EBacc, which is the suite of subjects needed for entry to Oxford and Cambridge.
The school’s top performing students included Joseph Mead, who gained ten A* grades, with Jake Walker, Rosanna Lewis, Lauren James gaining eight A* grades, Anthony Eyles seven A* grades and Simon Wikeley who achieved ten A*’grades.
Richard Jacobs, Headteacher, said: "We are very proud of the hard work our students put into their studies."
Dyson Perrins raked in an impressive haul, with 48.2 percent of students achieving five A* to C grades, including Maths and English.
Notable individual performances include Emma Witherford who secured six A*, three A grades, one Distinction and a B grade, along with Leah Daly who achieved five A*, three A, one Distinction* and one Distinction grades.
Headteacher Stuart Wetson said: "I am pleased to see our overall five A* to C grades, including English and Maths, increase at such a rate thus bucking the trend nationally.
"I am delighted that our students have done so well, made considerable improvements compared to last year and achieved so much this year, if we continue this upward trajectory who knows what we can achieve in the future."
Malvern College pupils scored 60 percent A* to A grades. A third of all results were A*s and 27 pupils scored six A*s or more.
Malvern St James Girls’ School also achieved best ever results.
98 percent of pupils gained five or more A* to C grades, including Maths and English, with 97 percent attaining five or more grades A* to C including Maths, English and Science.