In Sandiacre, Stapleford and Long Eaton there was another great crop of A-level results.
Every student at Sandiacre Friesland passed their A-levels this year.
Headteacher Peter Monk said: “The sixth form is extremely important to us at Friesland. We pride ourselves year-on-year on the quality of the A-level results we achieve and this year is no exception.
“They are testament to the hard work and ability of students and teachers alike.
“It is particularly pleasing to note once gain that despite the challenge of tough economic times, the huge majority of our students will be going on to pursue degree courses at universities of their choice.
“We wish all of our students every success for their future.”
Long Eaton’s Trent College students secured a five percent increase on last year in the number of A* to B grades achieved.
The independent school’s overall exam pass rate was 99 percent with an impressive 66 percent of all students’ results graded as A* to B.
Star performer, Amber Clough, secured one A*, three As and a B from her five subjects – the only Trent College student to sit that many exams – and will now go to Leeds to study maths.
Amber said: “I am very happy; life has literally been on hold for the last couple of years but it is worth it now.
“I started my maths A-level in Year 11 and couldn’t decide which subject to drop so I just carried on with five but it was difficult. I can’t wait to go to university now, it will almost be a nice break!”
Year 13 students at The Long Eaton School have again broken school records with their A-level results.
The average points score per entry, at 198, is up for the fifth consecutive year and the total number of A and A* grades is also the best in the school’s history, with 61 compared to the previous best of 56 last year.
Headteacher Neil Calvert said “Everyone connected with The Long Eaton School is delighted with these results, which confirm the continuing success and development of our sixth form.
“We had some fantastic students in Year 13 this year, many of whom made very positive contributions to the life of the school, and it is wonderful to see them achieving their goals and, in many cases, heading off to continue their studies at university.
“The number of A and A* grades is extremely encouraging, with us again achieving our best ever despite another overall fall in the award of these grades nationally.”
Wilsthorpe School saw 95 per cent of its 35 students offered places at their first choice university.
Headteacher Jonathan Crofts said: “We are delighted that the key indicators, average points per candidate and average points per entry, have both increased this year.
“Thanks go to all of the teachers involved in working with these young people over the last two years.”
Stapleford’s George Spencer Academy celebrated some of its best ever grades this morning.
A third of students gained A* to A grades or equivalent, and 60 per cent scored a grade B or higher. Grade C or above was achieved by 86 per cent of students.
New principal Fraser Mitchell said: “We set our standards high and we’re thrilled to have record numbers of students achieving the highest grades.
“Sixty per cent of our students secured a grade B or higher and it’s heart-warming to see students we’ve had since Year 7 heading off to universities across the country, including
“We wish all of our students the very best of their futures. I also want to pay tribute to the hard work of our staff and thank our parents who have all played key roles in helping the sixth form achieve these results.”
More results to follow.