03:01AM, Thursday 15 August 2013
Nervous and excited students found out how they had fared in their A-levels as they picked up their exam results today.
Pass rates at schools across Maidenhead and Marlow were high with 99 per cent of students at some schools achieving A* to E grades.
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Furze Platt Senior School: A party mood took over the hall at the Furze Platt Road School as 99 per cent of pupils passed with A* to E grades.
At least 72 per cent of students also managed to gain a C grade or higher.
Assistant head teacher James Sheppard said: "The results we have seen this year are brilliant and a real testament to how hard our pupils have worked."
Claires Court Schools: Continued success on results day was celebrated at the College Avenue school as it achieved a 100 per cent overall pass rate for consecutive years.
The sixth form in College Avenue guided 79 per cent of its student to A*-C grades.
Academic principal James Wilding said: "I am delighted that so many of our students and teachers have been rewarded today with the results that their collective efforts deserve."
Altwood CofE School: Preparations for life at university were already underway for some students at Altwood CofE School today.
The Altwood Road school celebrated a 98 per cent overall pass rate with 100 per cent of pupils gaining A*-E grades in subjects including maths, English literature and biology.
Headteacher Kathleen Higgs said: "We are extremely proud of our students and congratulate them for their achievements."
Desborough College: 'Outstanding examination results' were marked with thanks from the principal at the Shoppenhangers Road school.
Good results were achieved in subjects including business studies, English and fine art while the overall pass rate was 99 per cent.
Principal Paul Frazer said: "The majority of boys have been awarded a place at their first-choice university and everybody at Desborough College wishes them the very best for the future."
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School: Record results have been achieved at the school in Marlow this year with its highest ever percentage of top grades.
More than 80 per cent of all A -levels taken received at least a B grade, as four exemplary students achieved straight A*s.
Headmaster Dr Peter Holding said: "I am very proud of every single one of them as they have been a particularly delightful group to work with over the years."
Cox Green School: All the students who applied to higher education at Cox Green School got their places as results increased significantly this year.
Headteacher Heidi Swidenbank said: "We are very lucky to have such successful, confident and mature young people. I am immensely proud of the students and staff dedication and commitment."
Newlands Girls' School: Teachers and students from Newlands Girls' School were delighted with their haul of excellent A-Level results.
More than 85 per cent of students passed their A-level exams with grades A*-C, which set many of the girls on their way to their first choice universities.
The school's head of sixth form and assistant headteacher, Mrs Gemma Walton, said: "We are very proud of our girls' outstanding achievements and thrilled with the excellent A-Level results again this year."
Henley College: A second year of good results were celebrated at the Deanfield Avenue college.
A pass rate of 98 per cent was achieved by pupils with 75 per cent achieving A* to C grades.
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