Pupils at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas were thrilled to have another successful year of A Level results.

Almost 55% of all grades awarded ranged from A*-B with an overall pass rate of 100%, enabling students to take up their places at universities across the country, start apprenticeship schemes or enter employment and take gap years abroad.

Performance across all subjects was strong, but of particular note were art, English literature, media, further maths and French, where more than 78% of grades achieved were A*-B.

Extended project

In the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which was introduced at Heber this year, 80% of students achieved A*-B grades, and about 50% of students studying art, Spanish and further maths achieved A*s.

Calypso Lord achieved an impressive four A* grades and an A grade as well as an A* in her EPQ. She will now take a place at Oxford University to study philosophy, politics and economics.

Thomas Sweetnam will be studying physics at University of Manchester having also achieved four A* and one A grade.

Both Charlie Nock who achieved four A* grades and Heather Meakin who achieved two A* and an A grade along with an A* in her EPQ will be studying at the University of Sheffield, taking international business management and speech science respectively.

Anya Champaneria achieved four A grades and will be taking up a place at Newcastle to study mathematics; Evie Butler got two A*s and a B and will be taking a gap year before applying for university.

Elsewhere, Niamh Doyle will be taking up her place at the University of Leeds to study dental surgery having achieved three A and two B grades while Cameron Cundill who got 1A*, A, B and C, will be studying law and politics at Manchester University.

A considerable number of students also achieved impressive results gaining AAB grades such as Bex Raine will be completing an art foundation course locally, Sam Booth who will study law at Liverpool, Emily Rose who will study pharmacy at Keele, Nicholas Hallam who will read English and film studies at Exeter, Abbey Hartill who is off to study economics at Lancaster and Sarah Lister who will study economics and business at Newcastle.

Flying high

Also of note is Andrew Dennett who has a place at Kingston University in Bournemouth to follow a course in aviation studies for commercial pilot training.

David Curry, the school’s headteacher said he was ‘delighted’ with the results.

“We are thrilled with the outstanding success of our students. It has been a busy morning and we are extremely pleased to see so many of our students achieving their expected places at a wide range of universities.

“Students have once again secured places at top/prestigious universities such as Oxford, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Exeter and Liverpool, amongst others.

“These results demonstrate that the school continues to provide high quality education to students in Cheshire and the wider area, and more importantly, that students feel challenged and supported to achieve their very best.

“Bishop Heber High School has become a centre of excellence for A Level results over the past decade and these results again demonstrate the outstanding efforts of both the students and staff.

“Finally, I am sure that the students would also wish me to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of the teaching and support staff at Heber who work tirelessly to help students achieve the best results they can.

“I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all my colleagues and governors at Heber to wish all leavers our best wishes for the future – please keep in touch.”

Head of sixth form Gemma Dodd added she was delighted to once again see so many happy faces.

“We all wish them every success in the future. All of our students have something special to offer academically and creatively. They have worked so hard, played to win and we celebrate them all and the diversity of their talents.”

Read the results from other schools in Cheshire by clicking on the links below:

A Level results 2015: Abbey Gate College

A Level results 2015: Chester Catholic High School

A-level results 2015: Helsby High School

A Level Results 2015: Tarporley Sixth Form College