Students and staff at Chesham Grammar School are celebrating their best ever A level results.

Just under half of all entries resulted in A* or A grades and more than three quarters were graded A* to B.

Some 50 students achieved a ‘clean-sweep’ of all A* and A grades while eight were rewarded with at least three A* grades.

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One of the school’s highest achieving students was Matthew Webb, who gained four A* grades in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry. He is going on to read natural sciences at Cambridge University.

There was double success for twins Georgie and Emma Middleton, 18, from Great Missenden, who racked up four A*s and two As between them.

Georgie gained three A*s in history, English literature and sociology and is going to Exeter University to study history.

She said: “I’m overwhelmed, it’s amazing. I wasn’t expecting these results at all, I’m really happy.”

Emma, the older twin by about two minutes, got an A* in English literature and As in geography and biology.

She is going to Cambridge University to study geography.

Emma said: “I’m really pleased and I’m looking forward ti going to university.”

Another set of twins at the school Chloe and Laura Snell, 18, from Prestwood, are also celebrating after also getting four A*s and two As between them.

Chloe got two A*s in history and English literature and an A in geography and is going to Exeter University to study English literature.

She said: “I can’t believe it! They’re better than I expected.”

Sister Laura got two A*s and an A in maths, geography and biology and is going to Southampton University to study geography.

She said: “I’m very happy, I’m elated! Now I just want to go to bed!”

Classmate Gemma L’Esperance, 18, from Prestwood, got an A* in sociology and As in politics and history and is going to Southampton University to study law.

She said: “I’m so excited! It’s been such hard work so I’m glad it’s all paid off. I got more than what I needed to get in so I’m so happy.”

Millie Wild, 18, from Harrow, got three A*s and an A in English literature, maths, sociology and history and is going to Oxford to study philosophy, politics and economics (PPE).

She said: “I’m really happy, they’re better than I was expecting!”

Reese Tiley, 18, from Chesham, got two A*s in geography and maths and an A in chemistry and is going to Nottingham University to study natural sciences.

He said: “I’m really happy. I couldn’t believe it this morning, I was so nervous, so I was relieved when I logged onto UCAS and found out I’d got in, but I didn’t know my results. So when I got into school I was like ‘are these really my results.’ I’m so happy.”

Headteacher Annmarie McNaney said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the results of our students and proud of their successes which come as the result of their own hard work and that of their teachers and tutors.

“Overall this was a superb year group. They’ve performed so well academically and also made a huge contribution to the life of the school, accomplishing so much in sport, music and the arts. They’ve been wonderful ambassadors for CGS and I’m immensely proud of them all.”