Aug 18 2011 By Camilla Goodman
EXCITEMENT filled the grounds of Chesham Grammar School today when pupils opened their A-level results.
The school, in White Hill, Chesham, is celebrating after a record number 71 per cent of its pupils achieved grades A* to B.
Delighted Ashling Coakley-Burns, 18, of Little Kingshill achieved three A*s in maths, biology and chemistry. She said: "I'm so happy and really, really surprised. It was a lot of hard work but it was worth it. I was only expecting three As so this was an added bonus." Ashling has been accepted at Birmingham University to study medicine.
Zoe Digby, 18, of Nalders Road, Chesham, is ecstatic with her two A*s and two As. She said: "I'm feeling so happy. It's much better than I expected. I have not really had much of a social life for the last two years but it's all paid off now." Zoe will be studying Chemistry at Bristol University.
Thrilled Ollie de Hoest, 18, from Berkhamsted, got an A*, two As and a B. He said: "I feel relieved, we have been waiting two months for our results and as time goes on you think you've done less and less well."
Stuart Crichton, 18, from Ley Hill got three As and a B. He said: "I feel so happy. I worked so hard but it's paid off. I think I definitely deserve a few drinks tonight." Stuart will be going to Bath University to study pharmacy.
Forty-two pupils achieved three grade As or higher.
Headmaster Philip Wayne said: "This is another pleasing year in which we have seen many successes with pupils achieving aspirations to attend the best universities. We're proud of their hard work and achievements and this is a true reflection of the commitment of staff and pupils and we're confident that next year we will surpass all achievements.