The Barnstaple-based campus had a pass rate of more than 99 per cent for the seventh consecutive year. Petroc principal and CEO Diane Dimond said all of the students had done exceptionally well. She said: I am thrilled with our results and am extremely proud of each and every one of our learners. As well as going on to Oxbridge and other leading universities, Im delighted that we have many learners who have secured exciting jobs and apprenticeships, both locally and further afield. Its on days like today that you realise that through hard work and determination you really can reach your goals and make your dreams a reality. Early indications show that Level 3 vocational results are exceptionally high this year, with 68 per cent of current grades at Distinction* (D*) or Distinction (D). A whopping 80 learners achieved three straight D*s as well. Alison Bell, 18, and Jack Elston, 18, are both going to Oxford University. Alison will be studying Spanish and Jack will be studying psychology. Jack said: Im very pleased, its a massive relief and a weight has been lifted. Robert Tucker needed three As to get into university but he achieved three A*s. He said: Im going to study medicine at Barts; I nearly threw up when I saw my reslts, I am pretty chuffed. Alison Knight, department manager for arts and science, said she was very proud of the students and staff. She said: Our STEM subjects got 23 per cent A* - A and most students managed to get into their university of choice.