A group of students have celebrated the best set of A Level results in the history of Burnham Grammar School.

There were strong results gained across all departments, with the overwhelming majority of students winning places at their first choice universities.

Telemi Emmanual Aina is going to Oxford University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics, after gaining an A*and 2 A grades.

She said: “I’m very excited to be starting at Oxford, it is somewhere I have always wanted to go and I’m looking forward to it. It’s nice to know that hard work pays off.”

Telemi will likely bump into fellow students Payas Sinha and Samiha Mohsen around the Oxford colleges.

Payas, who is joining Brasenose college to study engineering after earning three A* grades, said the biggest shock of the day was finding out he got into Oxford University.

He said: "I’m really excited, I can’t wait for university. I was really shocked. I’m grateful for the support from my teachers. I’m really surprised, just getting in was the biggest shock.”

In addition, four students gained places at Imperial College. They includes Roopali Hothi who earned four A*s and her place on the chemical engineering course at Imperial.

She said: “When I saw my (UCAS) track I was so shocked, I thought they made a mistake. For the first time in my life I cried tears of joy.”

The year group achieved 69% A* to B rate, and an 90% A*to C rate.

Headteacher Dr Andy Gillespie said: “These results are an excellent example of the hard work and courage of students and teachers to challenge themselves every day and in every lesson across all departments and to learn from mistakes and develop areas of weakness”.

“The determination of the students to do the best they can has gained most places at their first choice universities and higher level apprenticeships. I am very proud of all that the students have achieved."