BUCKING the national dip in results because of “tougher” A-levels, Godalming College is celebrating a record crop of results, with 85.2 per cent gaining an A* to C grade and 715 entries graded A or A*.

The BTEC pass rate was 100 per cent with 96.7 per cent getting distinction or merit levels.

One high-achieving student – Sam Tellyn from Liphook – got straight As in five subjects and will study natural sciences at Lancaster University, despite having to take a year out after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2018.

College principal Emma Young said: “We are very proud of the achievements of all our students.

“These results are some of the best ever at the college.”

Midhurst Rother College students are headed for their first-choice universities or apprenticeships and did particularly well in key subjects, such as maths, with 65 per cent achieving A* to B grades.

College principal Stuart Edwards said: “I would like to congratulate all our students and wish them well for the future. There are some excellent results which are testament to their hard work and the dedication of our staff.”

Impressive A-level results were achieved by the final all-female Upper Sixth at The Royal School, before it becomes fully co-educational and joins United Learning next term, with 80 per cent gaining A* to C grades.

All grades in accounting, art, chemistry, Chinese, further mathematics, physics and textiles were A* to B.

The 38 King Edward’s Witley students who chose to sit A-levels rather than the International Baccalaureate Diploma are also celebrating.

Witley student Jozef Gaszka takes up a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music.