Students and staff at Amersham School are ‘over the moon’ with this year’s A level and BTEC results.

With a pass rate of 96 per cent and 72 per cent of the grades at A* to C, many students have accepted places to pursue their dreams at university.

The school’s BTEC results kept up its 100 per cent pass rate for the second year, with many students being awarded Distinction.

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Amongst those celebrating was the school’s head girl, Olga Gozdzik, who is looking forward to reading chemistry with drug discovery at the University of Bath after achieving an A*, A and two Bs in Polish, chemistry, maths and history.

Olga said: “I’m over the moon with my results and all the hard work has paid off so I can now study at the University of Bath and hope to become a research chemist.

“I am really proud to be head girl at such a wonderful and supportive school.”

The school’s talented playwright Joseph Stringer proved his creative prowess with three Bs in English literature, drama and creative writing.

He will be going on to study film production at the University of Portsmouth.

Joseph said: “I’m really happy that my grades have enabled me to take the next step towards studying film production at Portsmouth.”

Fellow film critic, Anisha Jackson is off to the University of East Anglia to read English literature with creative writing after achieving an A*, A and C in creative writing, English literature and drama.

Christopher Ayris excelled with his Level 3 BTEC sport graded as Distinction* and business studies at Distinction.

Chris will be studying a degree in business and management at the University of Derby.

Thomas Stokes achieved an A* in maths, B in further maths and two Cs in chemistry and physics and he has set his sights on studying mathematics at Surrey University.

Headteacher Sharon Jarrett said: “I am delighted by this excellent set of results. Our students and teachers have worked incredibly hard and it is truly inspiring to see so many of our young people accepting a place at their first choice university, as they move on to the next exciting phase of their lives. The relentless and consistent pursuit of excellence by both teachers and students means that our academic achievement, alongside our positive and caring ethos of ‘Live, Learn and Succeed – Together,’ lies at the heart of our school community and ensures that each student aims to be the best they can possibly be.

“I am proud that this ethos has resulted in a further increase in the performance of our students in comparison with the previous year. Well done to everyone.”