Students at Ellesmere College Sixth Form are celebrating their A Level results with a pass rate of 98.9%.

Nearly 60% of all grades were graded A*, A or B.

Head girl Nina Handzewniak achieved 4A* grades in biology, maths, chemistry and physics to read medicine at Oxford, Joe Hughes has secured his place to read medicine at the University of Sheffield with 3A grades, Hannah Miles completed 4 A levels and achieved A*AAB to read medicine at the University of Birmingham and Migle Kocyte secured AAB and she will be pursing biomedical science at King’s College, London.

Students are going on to pursue degree courses in a range of subjects including Luke Caldecott (AAA), heading to Birmingham to read economics with political science at Birmingham, Cassie Champrasit, (AAB) will read Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Patrick O’Brien (AAA) has secured a place to read chemical engineering at Nottingham. Bobby Orr (2A*’s and 2A) will read history at Exeter and Beatrice Quinton gained A*AA to read classics at UCL.

Not all students at Ellesmere study A Levels and some choose the alternative IB (International Baccalaureate), the results of which came out earlier this summer. Student Michal Zarzecki achieved 43 points, equivalent to 4.8 A* at A level.

Headmaster Brendan Wignall said “It is always a pleasure to see our students continue to secure impressive grades such as these and all who wish to progress to university being able to do so. I congratulate our A level, IB and BTEC students on their achievements All our students completing their studies with us deserve this success. Credit must also go to the excellent work of our teaching staff and of course to parents for their constant support and encouragement.”