Ottery A-Level results reaction: The King's School pupils are 'best ever'

A-LEVEL achievers have notched up The King s School s best ever exam results, with a record number bagging a university place.

A-LEVEL achievers have notched up The King's School's "best ever" exam results, with a record number bagging a university place.

A long, nerve wracking summer wait ended in jubilation for many yesterday as the school's overall pass-rate topped 99 per cent.

Fifty-eight per cent of grades attained were at A or B level, with a third of all marks in the highest tier.

Twelve students scored straight A's and are among a delighted majority of teens who earned the necessary grades to meet university and job requirements.

Tipton teenager Harry Cozens, 18, celebrated perfect grades and can look forward to reading Veterinary Science at Cambridge in September.

Relieved Harry said: "I've wanted to do that since I can remember doing things. A lot of hard work went into getting these grades."

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An almost speechless Lucy Forbes, 18, is also heading to Cambridge to study Architecture after she bagged three A's.

"I applied but never thought I'd get in," said Lucy, "It's really good and I'm really surprised."

Chloe Campbell, 18, has already landed a job as a trainee negotiator at a local estate agent, but can now add three A-grade A-levels to her CV.

She said: "It hasn't really sunk in yet. I worked hard but wasn't expecting getting anywhere near this."

The school's average total points score and average point score per student has risen for the fifth year running.

Headteacher Faith Jarrett said: "The A2 level outcome this year is superb and we are thrilled for the students who have worked so hard to achieve some truly outstanding results."

"We are delighted that the students have achieved such success but we are equally pleased with the huge commitment to life across the school, the local community and the wider global community that this group of young people have made. They really are a credit to themselves and to their families and we all wish them every success for the future."

Head of Sixth Form Richard Gerry said: "I'm absolutely delighted. The students have worked really hard with record numbers going to university. They thoroughly deserve the level of results they've got.