Hard work and commitment paid off for Helsby High School students as they triumphed on A Level results day.
Year 13 pupils gathered at the school to collect their grades on Thursday (August 18), but there was no need for nerves.
In total 17 students achieved three A*/A grades or better and 27 picked up two or better.
A big majority are now moving on to their first choice university or modern apprenticeship.
Headteacher John Dowler paid tribute to the students’ determination on achieving the ‘excellent’ results and wished them the best of luck in the future.
He said: “I am proud that, yet again, young people from Helsby High School have achieved an admirable set of A Level exam results in 2016.
“Students of all abilities have made excellent progress during their time in the sixth form.
“We are very pleased with the successes of all students, which are a reflection of their hard work and commitment, as well as the dedication of our staff and the support of their families.“
'Our young people have contributed so much'
With two A*s and three As in the bag, Dan Burnett has earned a place at Durham University to read physics.
Sylvia Hayes and Andrew Gillott each achieved three A*s and will go on to study geography at Exeter and mechanical and automotive engineering at Bath respectively.
Ellen Cropley is bound for the University of Oxford to read history after picking up three As.
Mr Dowler said: “Some students have achieved an exceptional set of grades and we are thrilled so many Helsby students continue to achieve the top grades at A Level.
“Our young people have contributed so much to the school during their time with us and I am sure that they will use their wide range of skills and academic qualifications to achieve further success in the future.”
What do you think of this story? Does your child attend Helsby High? Let us know in the comments below.