Oxford and Cambridge universities beckon for nine students at one Sheffield school which is boasting a pass rate of 99 per cent.
King Edward VII School in Fulwood has gained top A-level results across the board, with 68 students gaining ABB grades or higher.
Daniel Lafferty, aged 18, from Ecclesall, is set to study maths at Cambridge University after scooping three A*s - in maths, further maths and physics.
He said: “I was really excited to pass entrance exam because I always wanted to go to Oxford or Cambridge. I have been working for this for such a long time so it’s nice to finally get the reward for it.”
The school said that more students were entered for traditional subjects this year, more valued by top universities.
More than 80 per cent of students taking A-level maths at the school scooped an A* to B grade.
Others took the more difficult further maths. One such student was Jack Oliver, aged 18, from Fulwood.
He said: “I have two A*s and an A so I am going to Cambridge.
“I got the grades in physics, further maths and chemistry.
“I’m going to study engineering at Cambridge.
“I am very happy. I wasn’t too confident, but I have got the grades I wanted.”
Bessie Sorsby, aged 17, said: “I got three A*s, in French, chemistry and maths, and I’m going to Oxford to study PPE - philosophy, politics and economics, so none of the subjects I have A Levels in which is very useful.
“I’m very chuffed, I was expecting much lower, especially in French, so for it to be an A* was a big surprise.
“I’m looking forward to starting. I have no idea what I’m going to do for a job, I wasn’t expecting to get into Oxford so I’m taking it step by step.”
Other pupils are heading to universities across the country.
Anshul Bungirwar, aged 18, from Darnall, said: “I got two A*s and two As. But I missed an A* in chemistry by three points! I’m happy with my results, and I’m going to Imperial College London to study chemical engineering.”
Faiza Akhtar, aged 18, from Handsworth, said: “I got an A*, an A and a B, in sociology, history and politics.
“I’m very pleased with my results because I was thinking I would have done worse, I was really anxious before today.
“I’m going to Warwick University to study politics and I want to go into the civil service, I think I’ll go onto a graduate scheme.”
King Edward headteacher Beverley Jackson praised this year’s sixth form students for their high attainment.
She said: “These results represent an excellent year for the sixth form students at the school and we are delighted that the hard work of our students, the commitment of our teaching staff and the support of parents has yielded such superb results.
“This is further confirmation of our ‘Outstanding’ judgement from Ofsted.”