Staff and students at Abbey Gate College can give themselves a well-earned pat on the back this A Level results day, having achieved a 100% pass rate.
More than half of its students were awarded grade B or above in all of their subjects, with the A*–B range up 12% from the previous year.
Headmistress Tracy Pollard has commended the students’ efforts.
“I am once again very proud of all of our Sixth Formers,” she said.
“They deserve tremendous credit for their achievements and have contributed a huge amount to the success of the college during their time here.
“They have been excellent role models and ambassadors and are leaving us bright, well-rounded, with a love for learning and ready to make their mark on the world.
“I wish them all the very best for the future."
Success stories include new Cambridge University undergraduates Ellen Harris, who achieved the necessary 3A*s to read psychological and behavioural sciences, and Emma Morgan, who also gained 3 A*s and will read modern and medieval languages.
Megan Allpress achieved 2 A*s and 2 As and will be heading to the Midlands to study mechanical engineering at Nottingham University, while talented artist Kate Dawson is looking forward to beginning her art and illustration degree after receiving an A* and 2 As and scoring full marks in her art A Level.
Brooke Roberts has won a place to study biology at Imperial University with her 2 A*s and 1 A.
Patrick Regan achieved 5 As in all his subjects – maths, further maths, physics, French and German.
A chemical engineering degree at Manchester University awaits Ross McCormick, who gained 1 A*, 2 As and 1 B.
Despite receiving an unconditional offer from Newcastle University to read law, Connor McGovern-Scott continued to study hard and was rewarded with 3 As.
Joshua Kresnyak will put his 3 As to good use studying management science at Loughborough University.
John Ayshford got 1 A* and 1 A in his government & politics and history courses, which he will continue to study at university next year.
Fergus Cowper was awarded 2 As and 1 B, while Georgie Hook, Daniel Parker, Laura Rushforth and Joshua Mullock all secured 1 A and a 2 Bs.
Congratulations also go to the Lower Sixth students who have achieved the college’s highest percentage of A and B grades, as well as the highest points total in the last 10 years.