CELEBRATIONS are under way at St Nicholas Catholic High School after A-level results were released.

In spite of a fall at national level of the top grades and the overall pass rate, the provisional results for the school reveal that its students are still performing at the highest level with 9.5 per cent of grades being A* and 28.3 per cent being A* or A.

In total, 57 per cent of all grades were at A* to B level and 79 per cent at A* to C level.

Nationally 8.2 per cent of grades were at A* level and 47.4 per cent scored within the A* to B range.

There were some notable individual performances with 11 students gaining three or more A*and A grades and 29 gaining two or more A*and A grades.

Three students who were offered places at Cambridge have all gained those places and several others have successfully gained places to study Medicine, Veterinary Science and Law. A total of 104 students, which is 99.1 per cent gained at least two A-Levels at grades A* to E.

Headteacher Kieran Kelly said: “The school is proud of these results which reflect not only the very hard work of the students themselves but also the invaluable support they have received from the extremely hard-working and dedicated members of staff.

“As ever, I am absolutely delighted with what has been achieved and I am very proud that St Nicholas Catholic High School continues to demonstrate exactly why it is such an outstanding school.”