PUPILS and staff at BHASVIC are ecstatic with another successful year of A-level results after the college achieved almost two thirds of grades between A* and B.

From the nearly 3,300 exams taken, 64 per cent of all grades were A*-B after a challenging first year of new linear A-levels in some subjects, with all exams taken at the end of the second year.

The high grade rate improved by over 1 per cent on last year and is 11% above the national average.

Sam Caughley, 18, from Wivelsfield, is hoping to study maths at the University of Cambridge after achieving three A* grades and one A grade in double maths, physics and computer science.

He said: “I’m looking to go to Cambridge and am in the pool at the moment.

“My plan now is to just relax for the day. My back-up is Warwick so either way they are good universities.

“It is nice to come together with friends and celebrate as I haven’t seen some of them in a while.”

Overall pass rates also remain high at 98.4 per cent.

The college’s pass rate was 0.5 per cent above the national average.

A* grades made up a huge 13.3% of the results, up by 1 per cent on the previous year.

Results achieved by pupils studying for vocational qualifications are equally impressive.

These courses achieved a 96.5 per cent pass rate, with 82 per cent at distinction or above.

Principal William Baldwin said: “I am absolutely delighted with our headline data this year.

“Both teachers and students should be rightly praised, especially given that to achieve such results they had to navigate new specifications and assessment frameworks.

“They are testament to the learning culture that has been created here.”

BHASVIC ranked in the top five sixth form colleges nationally following the results.