A-Level results: Celebrations at Friends’ School Saffron Walden

FRIENDS’ School students are once again celebrating very pleasing A-Level results.

The overall pass rate was 98 per cent with 17 per cent of grades being at A* - double the national average.

Almost 30 per cent of the grades were at A* to A and an impressive 70 per cent A* to C.

Headmaster Graham Wigley said: “There has been a lot of press coverage nationally about the plight of this year’s cohort of A-Level students, with competition for university places hotter than ever so it’s very pleasing to see our sixth form leavers off to a really varied range degree courses, from London, Warwick and other top universities to Chelsea College of Art and the Royal Agricultural College.

“Results day is always a very special day as our students find out the fruits of their hard work.

“They have talents in very many areas and it’s good to know that they will leave Friends’ with far more than just their A level grades.”