Petroc is celebrating its seventh year running of record-breaking A-level results.

Petroc A-level students Alison Bell and Jack Elston are both going to Oxford. Picture: Sarah HowellsPetroc A-level students Alison Bell and Jack Elston are both going to Oxford. Picture: Sarah Howells

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.

Robert Tucker, 18, got three A*s and will be studying medicine. Picture: Sarah HowellsRobert Tucker, 18, got three A*s and will be studying medicine. Picture: Sarah Howells

“As well as going on to Oxbridge and other leading universities, I’m delighted that we have many learners who have secured exciting jobs and apprenticeships, both locally and further afield.

“It’s 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).

Alex Ford, 19; Oliver Mutton-Sturm, 17; and Lewis Budd, 19 at Petroc A-level results day. Picture: Sarah HowellsAlex Ford, 19; Oliver Mutton-Sturm, 17; and Lewis Budd, 19 at Petroc A-level results day. Picture: Sarah Howells

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.

Daisy Totterdell, 18, and Sophie Cox, 17, with their A-level results at Petroc. Picture: Sarah HowellsDaisy Totterdell, 18, and Sophie Cox, 17, with their A-level results at Petroc. Picture: Sarah Howells

Jack said: “I’m very pleased, it’s 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: “I’m going to study medicine at Barts; I nearly threw up when I saw my reslts, I am pretty chuffed.”

Jack Elston, 18, got three A*s and will be going to Oxford University. Picture: Sarah HowellsJack Elston, 18, got three A*s and will be going to Oxford University. Picture: Sarah Howells

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.”

Anna Wallis, 18, got A*, AA at Petroc. Picture: Sarah HowellsAnna Wallis, 18, got A*, AA at Petroc. Picture: Sarah Howells

Ryan Alexander, Leone Milton, Rosie Garnett, Robert Tucker, Lee Oliver and Daniel Roberts. Picture: Sarah HowellsRyan Alexander, Leone Milton, Rosie Garnett, Robert Tucker, Lee Oliver and Daniel Roberts. Picture: Sarah Howells

Petroc A-level results day: Freya Mugford, 18; Jade Rendle, 17; Alison Bell, 18. Picture: Sarah HowellsPetroc A-level results day: Freya Mugford, 18; Jade Rendle, 17; Alison Bell, 18. Picture: Sarah Howells

Jaimie-Lee Eastman, Ben Marksberry, Thomas Laurence, Thomas McKitrick, Owen Cockell, Callum Charles, Dan Eastley. Picture: Sarah HowellsJaimie-Lee Eastman, Ben Marksberry, Thomas Laurence, Thomas McKitrick, Owen Cockell, Callum Charles, Dan Eastley. Picture: Sarah Howells

Leone Milton with mum Helen Milton. Picture: Sarah HowellsLeone Milton with mum Helen Milton. Picture: Sarah Howells