Celebrations have been taking place at Thame’s Lord Williams’s School this morning after pupils achieved an impressive set of A-level results.
Both the overall pass rate and the number of A* to B grades rose, with 18 pupils getting A* or A grades in three or more subjects and six gaining Oxbridge places.
The pass rate from the 644 entries was 98%, with 48% of exams graded A* to B, compared to 46% in 2012.
Headteacher David Wybron, paid tribute to the achievements of this year’s pupils.
Mr Wybron said: “It is a great pleasure to celebrate with our students and to congratulate them on their achievements.
“We have talented, hard working students at Lord Williams’s and very dedicated teaching and support staff teams.
“That combination is a key reason why there are so many smiling and happy faces today amongst students, staff and parents.”
Of the pupils who achieved A* or A grades in three or more subjects, Sarah Dore will be going to study at Cambridge University, while Iona Caseby, Cameron McGarry, Chris Leaney, Jamie Goetz and Emma Hornett will be taking up places at Oxford. Iona and Chris have received New College bursaries.
Kate Sheehan, head of sixth form, was also delighted with the results.
She said: “This cohort has had a very positive impact on the life of the whole school and not just the sixth form.
“It is very pleasing to see so many of them achieving the grades they need for the next stage in their education or employment.
“They will certainly make a big impression wherever the next stage of their journey takes them.”