MATILDA Gray admitted to feeling slightly overwhelmed after opening the A4 envelope this morning.

Having booked her place at Oxbridge with A*s for A-Level Politics, History and Classical Civilisation, the BohuntSixth Form Student took a while to realise her achievement.

“I started crying when I saw the results and couldn’t believe it,” said the academic high-flyer from Liss.

“It’s been such a difficult year and I’m so glad we’ve got to this point.”

There was a mixture of joy and relief in the Sixth Form building with many arriving close to 8am to collect theirresults. Bohunt’s results were exceptional with 43 per cent of students getting A* or A results – almost double the national percentage – and a staggering 100 per cent getting an A* in their EPQ examinations.

An impressive 70 per cent of students got three or more A* to B marks while the figure was 86 for three or more A* to C grades.

Grace Barnett, from Liphook, wanted to thank teacher Jo Colby after getting three high passes.

She said: “Jo really helped me and was really reassuring. Even if you didn’t feel like you were doing well shewould make you feel like you were.”

Kimono-wearing Barnaby Lavery-Greenwood, from Petersfield, opted for Japanese Studies at Sheffield University after getting an A for Politics, B for History and C for Computer Science.

He said: “It was a bit odd doing exams as it felt frantic and chaotic as you had to answer as many questions as possible.

“I probably wasn’t as prepared as some of the other students and it was a bit daunting but I’m happy with the results.”

Clare Hodgson, Head of Bohunt Sixth Form, said the team are extremely proud of all the students receiving their awards.

She added: “Over the last two years they have all shown immense commitment, resilience and motivation to undertake their studies and achieve such excellent outcomes."