Record grades on A Level results day are being celebrated at Chester Catholic High School .
An impressive overall pass rate of 99% for 118 students saw great exam success for the Class of 2016.
A massive majority will now be moving on to their first choice university.
The proportion of entries scoring A*-C grades was 79%. Four students even managed to bag three A*s.
Headteacher John Murray said: “I am delighted for the students, and delighted that so many have been so successful.
“We had our largest ever year group taking A Levels this summer and more university applications than ever before.
“The students, their families, their teachers and our governors can all be very proud of what they have achieved.”
More than 100 students from the Catholic High applied to go to university this year.
Clare Tierney, Eleanor Edwards and Poppy Jeffery all achieved the A* clean sweep. Clare will read French and Portuguese at Oxford, Eleanor will study medicine at Edinburgh and Poppy philosophy also at Edinburgh.
Head of Sixth Form Anne Vickers, who took over the role in September, also saw her son Daniel achieve three A* grades and take a place at Durham University to study mathematics.
She said: “It is a privilege to work with such a talented group of young people.
“They have worked so hard to achieve these results, and they are leaving us determined to make the world a better place. I am so proud of their commitment and determination.”
Also heading to Durham are Louise Beltrami, who picked up two A*s and an A and will study law, as well as Martha Goring and Rachael Griffiths who each achieved an A* and two As to earn English literature places.
Lucy Bird was awarded three A grades and will take her chemistry degree in Bristol.
There were two A*s and an A for Marcus O’Neill, who will go to read mathematics, Francesca Noro will study veterinary science at Edinburgh after achieving an A* and two As, while Marcus Miotti scored an A*, A and B to earn his law place at Cardiff.
After each gaining two As and a B, Sean Maddocks has a place at Newcastle University for chemical engineering, Joe Halliwell-Dykes will read mathematics at Nottingham University, George Rathbone is going to University of Leeds for law, Jennifer Worden will attend the University of East Anglia to study international development and Geraldine O’Brien hopes to study medicine.
Maisie McMahon will be taking her triple-starred distinction in performing arts, along with her A levels of an A and a B to Chichester to follow her dreams as she studies music and musical theatre.
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