STUDENTS at Devizes School are celebrating some excellent A level results with 90 per cent of students receiving at leas one pass graded A* to C.

The overall pass rate was 99 per cent which meant that teenagers had plenty to cheer about when they turned up at the school to collect their results on Thursday.

Senior vice-principal Sue Marshall said that students on average earned C grades and an overall points per entry score of 30.23 which is up on last year's point score of 30.15.

Miss Marshall said: "I am so proud of each and every one of our students, as they have worked so hard for these results; I am chuffed to bits for them.”

“We have a proven record of success at Devizes Sixth form and this has continued this year under the expert and vibrant leadership of our new head of sixth form, Clare Dale.

"I would like to thank Clare for her inspirational leadership over the past 12 months and all the staff who have worked so hard to make this such a successful day for our students.”

“This year marks the milestone of most A-level courses having gone through reform. Staff and students have worked hard to ensure our success has continued at A-level, and I would like to thank everyone for their exceptional hard work in getting to grips with these new,

demanding courses.

"Students have not only achieved academic and vocational success today, but have also grown as young adults over the past two years. We always say to our students in Devizes Sixth Form: 'expect more, get more, and be more' and we can certainly see this today.