Excellent results at Ellesmere Port Catholic High School (EPCHS) were combined with outstanding Oxbridge and Russell Group university successes for a number of students.
Rachel Collett, who secured straight A*s in History, Art and English Literature, will read History at Oxford University.
She will be joined at Oxford by Ethan Croft, who secured A*s in History and English Literature, along with an A in Religious Studies.
Mathematician Connor Hope achieved A*s in Maths and Further Maths, combined with As in Biology and Chemistry and will study Mathematics at Warwick University.
Sarah Hall was awarded an A* in Physics and As in Chemistry and Mathematics. She will read Chemistry at St Andrew’s University.
In all, 13 entries were awarded the top A* grade with more than 20% of entries being awarded an A* or A grade.
The school says 47% of entries received grades A*-B and an exceptional 80% of entries were graded at A*-C.
Other individual successes included Lizzie Day, who achieved an A* in the Extended Project offered at EPCHS for the first time this year, along with As in Maths and Art and a B in Physics.
Justine Pagtalunan, who goes on to study Biomedical Sciences at the University of Surrey, achieved straight As in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Neve Roach secured an A* in Art along with an A and C in French and Chemistry respectively. She has accepted a place on a Costume Design degree at Bournemouth in September.
Alice Parker-Wyatt, who has accepted a place at the University of Westminster to study English Language and Linguistics, will first spend a gap year teaching English in India.
There were vocational successes also at EPCHS with Nathan Dawn achieving a Distinction Star in Creative Digital Media. He will study this specialism further at the University of Leeds.
A number of other pupils move on to Advanced or Higher apprenticeships at companies including BT, TTE and in the civil engineering and banking industries.
Mary Sheriff, who achieved As in Art and English Language, along with a C in Chemistry, has already begun an electrical engineering apprenticeship and James McMahon joins the Marines.
Head of sixth form Lorraine Wilson said: “The students have worked exceptionally hard to achieve such fantastic results and thoroughly deserve their successes.
“The staff at EPCHS are extremely proud of all the students and we wish them every success in their chosen path.”
At AS Level, Michael Murray achieved four A grades in Drama, English Language, English Literature and ICT.
Gemma Hudson was awarded As in English Literature and Art, along with a B in English Language and Amy Phelan secured AAB in Psychology, Media Studies and Art respectively.
Headteacher Caroline Vile, who recently won The Chronicle’s Secondary Headteacher of the Year award, said “I am delighted to have seen the hard work, dedication and ambition of our students reflected in these excellent and outstanding results, university places and employment offers.
“This has been a year group with great determination and work ethic and we know that these attributes will ensure they are successful in whatever they go on to do.”