HUNDREDS of students achieved the A-level results they worked for at Sir John Deane’s College this year.

More than 600 students picked up their results on Thursday with the college achieving a 98 per cent pass rate.

Around a quarter of results were at A or A*.

Principal Kerry Kirkwood said: “Today has been a day to share in moments of joy and excitement and we are so proud of our students’ achievements.

“The college atmosphere has been electric and it was wonderful to welcome so many parents, governors and teachers to share in the joy and exhilaration. “Our sense of college community truly is our strength.

“Many of our students have received the grades they need to progress to their first choice university and everyone should be congratulated on their hard work, determination and achievements today.”

The college also congratulated students who achieved the grades they needed to gain prestigious places at Oxford and Cambridge .

These included Nicholas Bushnell-Wye, who will study law at Cambridge, Harriet Loney, who will study medicine at Oxford, William Bell, who will study Computer Science at Oxford, and Luke Cockerton, who will study engineering at Cambridge.

Students have also shown what can be achieved against the odds with Kate Owen achieving A grades in biology, English literature and psychology despite being involved in a car crash in March.

The teenager was in collision with a car as she crossed the road on her 18th birthday, suffering a broken leg and jaw and sustaining severe muscle damage.

Kerry said: “Kate is an inspiration and we are so very proud of what she has achieved.

“To see Kate open her results today and achieve her dreams was fantastic and we wish her well as she heads to St Andrew’s University.”