Students at Ellesmere Port Catholic High have earned places at top universities.

Headteacher Caroline Vile has congratulated sixth formers on ‘excellent’ examination results which saw a number of students gaining places at prestigious universities.

She said: “Our priority as a school is always to ensure that our students are well equipped for the next stage in their lives and I am delighted that so many have achieved the grades needed for their futures”.

The school’s top performing candidate was Hannah Wilson, who gained two A* grades in mathematics and further mathematics along with an A in chemistry. She goes on to read mathematics at the University of Warwick.

Peter Duffy gained two A grades in chemistry and English literature and a B in French, he will study English literature at the University of Cardiff.

Yasmin Richards, who begins a university course in English language and linguistics at Edinburgh University, achieved two As in English language and English literature and a C in psychology.

Rachel Roberts goes on to study tropical disease biology at the University of Liverpool and Ben West will read physics with astronomy at the University of Surrey.

Patrick O’Brien will start an archaeology degree at the University of York in September. Jennifer Cooke will read cardiac physiology at the University of Leeds. Emily Walker goes on to start an engineering apprenticeship with training group TTE.

The school also recorded strong AS Level results, with Year 12 student Connor Hope recording 5 A grades and Ethan Croft securing 4 As and a B.

Rachel Collett, Elizabeth Day and Justine Pagtalunan received 3 As and a C each.

The Art department was also celebrating after three students, Rachel Collett, Elizabeth Day and Mary Sheriff, secured the maximum of 200 marks in their Art AS levels.

They are now well on the way to achieving A* grades next year at A Level under the guidance of teachers Lisa Moore and Sarah Usher.

Ellesmere Port Catholic High School was graded ‘Good’ by OFSTED in June this year.

Read: A Level results 2015: UCEA Ellesmere Port

Read: A Level results 2015: Whitby High School