Student Niamh Hughes was celebrating after achieving three As in her A-levels and securing a place at Sheffield Hallam University to study Physiotherapy.
The 18-year-old studied History, Biology and French at Saint Benedict CVA and was thrilled with her grades.
She said: “I had an unconditional offer to study Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam but I still wanted to get good grades. I’ve been getting quite anxious about it. It’s been two years of hard work so I’m really pleased with my results and it’s great that it’s paid off. I thought I might get A,B,B so to get three As is amazing. I just can’t believe it. My French exam was really difficult.”
Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy has seen a rise in the percentage of A/A* grades in this year’s A-levels.
This year’s figure for the top grades stands at 14.1 per cent compared to 9.6 per cent last year.
A total of 42 per cent of grades are A*-B and 69 per cent A*-C. The overall pass rate is 98 per cent and the average points score per subject is 31.3.
Headteacher Kevin Gritton said he was pleased with this year’s results.
He said: “It’s great to see an increase in the number of top grades achieved by our Year 13 students and that is a testament to all of their hard work and the support they have received from our dedicated staff.
“We have some notable individual high achievers who we are sure will be thrilled with their results.
“We know how important these results are and many of our students are going on to study at top universities, start Higher Level apprenticeships or employment. We are extremely proud of all of them and wish them the best of luck in the future.”