Students at Aylesbury Grammar School had cause for celebration this morning, after 86% per cent of their A-level grades were between A* and C.
And outgoing head master Stephen Lehec told how proud he was of the 193 boys, who achieved a total of 735 grades between them.
High flyers included Jake Elworthy, 18, who achieved five A* grades. He has won a place at Oxford where he will read chemistry.
He said: “I did some work experience at BP and that was fantastic, I would also like to look at pharmaceuticals and research.
“To get the grades I worked hard all week and then gave myself the weekends off, it was possible to have a life too.”
Daniel Patton, 17 also scored highly, gaining five A* grades and an A. He will attend Jesus College, Cambridge in September to read natural sciences.
He said: “For the last two years I have worked really hard, but after the exams I went interailing around Europe to take my mind off it all.”
In total over 16% of the exams were awarded the A* grade, and over 41% achieved and A* or A.
A quarter of the boys gained at least three A grades.