Sixth Formers from West Buckland School have smashed it, achieving the perfect score in their A-levels with a 100 per cent pass rate.

A total of 77.8 per cent of students achieved grades A* to B, while

45.9 per cent achieved A* to A and the top 80 per cent of the sixth form cohort achieved 91 per cent A* to B.

The school said including Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) results, considered so valuable by the many universities, these figures rise still further.

Among the impressive overall performance have been some outstanding individual achievements.

More than a quarter (26 per cent) of students achieved straight A*/A grades, with five achieving three or more A*s.

A special mention goes to Ethan Cobb and Ottilie Kuehne who both achieved three A*s, with an additional A* in their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Ethan will be taking up a place at University of Birmingham to read liberal arts and sciences while Ottilie will be going to the University of Bath to read psychology.

Close on their heels were Jamie Dennis and Yuki Shen (two A*s and two As) and Jemima Hadley-Piggin and Harry Palmer who both gained two A*s and one A.

They, among others, will be taking up places at some of the best universities including Imperial College, Durham University, University of Southampton and University of Manchester.

Many of our students exceeded their personal goals, securing places at their chosen destination.

Top tennis player, Brad Phillips and head girl, Millie Wilton, both performed beyond their expectations and are looking forward to exciting futures with confidence.

West Buckland’s headmaster, Phillip Stapleton said: “This is a wonderful day and I am delighted for all those who have secured their chosen course.

“They leave us as young men and women ready to make a difference and I am genuinely excited about what they might go on to achieve in the future.

“Of course, this did not happen by accident. This day has been four years in the making and two years in the preparation. Careers advice, visiting lecturers, targeted conversations, individual support from alumni all serve to inspire curiosity in our students.

“Their personal dreams and choice of subjects or university course were crafted through focused diligence, a tailored curriculum and excellent teaching.

“Congratulations to all involved: staff, parents and of course the students. I hope they enjoy their moment in the sun and what is to come.”