THE wait was over for thousands of Cambridgeshire students when they picked up their A-level results this morning. With the pass rate at a record high of 96.6 per cent across the UK many students were celebrating as they realised they had achieved the re
THE wait was over for thousands of Cambridgeshire students when they picked up their A-level results this morning.
With the pass rate at a record high of 96.6 per cent across the UK many students were celebrating as they realised they had achieved the results they needed to secure a place at university.
It was smiles all round at Kimbolton School, which again recorded some of the county's best results for the third year running with an impressive 99 per cent pass rate.
Top of the class were Isabelle Priest, Olivia Downs and Preety Das who are all off to Cambridge University after securing 14 A grades between them.
Headmaster of Kimbolton School, Jonathan Belbin, said: "I am delighted with these results which reflect the huge amount of effort put in by pupils and staff over the past two years. There can be no doubt that pupils now work far more consistently over the two-year course than was ever the case in the past."
At Huntingdonshire Regional College, Principal Anne Constantine, congratulated students on their hard work and results after the college achieved an impressive 100 per cent pass rate.
Longsands College in St Neots saw its pass rate rise to 98 per cent. Principal Robert Whatmough said: "This year group has built on its success at GCSE level two years ago and we are delighted that so many candidates have done so well."
At St Peter's School, Huntingdon, assistant head of sixth form, Richard Corbett, said he was "really pleased" with the overall pass rate of 91 per cent, which is a two per cent increase on last year.
He said: "The results are very good overall and we are all really pleased with them. Those students who worked hard achieved the results they deserved and a lot of the pupils have got into their first choice universities."
For a full round up of the results see next week's Hunts Post.