Shebbear College is celebrating its best ever set of A-level results.
The class of 2018 achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, with students achieveing A*-B grades well above 60 per cent.
One of the standout performers was Rob Temple, who achieved an outstanding three A*s and one A in biology, maths, physics, and chemistry.
He secured his place at Oxford to read medicine. Not only will team up with three other old Shebbearians currently studying for undergraduate degrees at England’s oldest university, but he will be able to follow his parents into the medical profession.
Other impressive performances came from Theo Crookes, who will be studying maths at Bath; Kate Wray, who will be studying neuroscience at Edinburgh; and Oliver Ryder Green who will be studying economics at Edinburgh, who shared four A*s and 6 six As between them.
Emily Shepherd, who joined the sixth form from Holsworthy College, achieved a rare A* at PE A Level to help secure her place at Birmingham while Rachel Pankhurst, who joined from Budehaven, will be reading music at Royal Holloway, having also been offered a scholarship at the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama.
Head prefects Jabez Weale and Heather Mathews will be studying history at Cardiff and marine biology at Liverpool respectively.
Helen Dalton, who achieved an A* in art as a lower sixth former, will be studying for a foundation course in art.
Other students will be studying subjects as diverse as veterinary science to fashion design and ancient history to renewable energy.
Headmaster Simon Weale said: “I am delighted for all of our students and the motivated teachers who have supported them.
“I am always proud of our students, but this bunch are particularly special.
“They are all well rounded, articulate and they will make their mark on the world.
“Their list of achievements both in and out of the classroom is extraordinary.
“We do not select on ability as many sixth form colleges do, but we nevertheless challenge our students with the new A-;evels, the toughest exams out there, as well as a host of extra-curricular activities and leadership roles.
“They do not all find it easy, but they come out of the process as resilient and self-reliant young people who punch above their weight and will thrive in the world of work.”