LONGSANDS College in St Neots saw its pass rate rise to 98 per cent with the proportion of A-C grades at 72 per cent. Principal Robert Whatmough said: This year s group has built on its success at GCSE level two years ago and we are delighted that so man

Jamie Martin-Royle, Ben Ashwell, Simon Davies Front row: Mary Rowlands, Alison Morris, Frances Herdman celebrate their results

LONGSANDS College in St Neots saw its pass rate rise to 98 per cent with the proportion of A-C grades at 72 per cent.

Principal Robert Whatmough said: "This year's group has built on its success at GCSE level two years ago and we are delighted that so many pupils have done so well.

"In addition to congratulating staff and pupils, we thank the parents who have supported their sons and daughters throughout their time in sixth form.

"This year's results are a clear demonstration of what can be achieved by hard work, forward thinking and determination."

Five students at the college were awarded four A grades each, including Sean McMahon, who is the first Longsands pupil for a number of years to win a place at Oxford University. He had A grades in mathematics, physics, chemistry and geology.

He told The Hunts Post: "I went up to the college with everyone else to get my results but I didn't want to open them myself. I took them back to the car where my dad was

waiting and he told me I'd got the grades. I'm delighted."

Sean's father Barry McMahon added: "We're extremely proud of Sean and I think it pays tribute to the dedication of the staff at Longsands College.

"One teacher even invited Sean round to their home to cover something he had missed and it's teachers like that who make the difference.