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Published Monday 18th of August 2014 11:05:18 AM

Pupils at Hampshire Collegiate School are celebrating today after achieving the school's best ever A Level results.

This summer, an impressive 34% of A Level entries were awarded grades A* or A a rise of 10 percentage points on last year. Similarly, the proportion of A Levels receiving A* to C grades climbed a gratifying 15 percentage points to 87%.

Also notable were the numbers of A* grades achieved by Hampshire Collegiate School pupils, with 17% of all entries gaining the best possible grade.

Emma-Kate Henry, Principal of Hampshire Collegiate School, said:

'Our pupils are celebrating some excellent individual results today which are part of the best overall results the school has had for many years. As a result of their success, our pupils will be going on to study for degrees in subjects including medicine, English, philosophy & politics, and geography at the universities of their choice, including Cambridge, York, Leeds and Southampton.'

Amidst the school's success as a whole, some notable individual achievements stood out, including:
* Megha Bhandari's 4 A* grades which secured a place at Cambridge University to study medicine
* Emily Bradshaw and Jessica Evans, who were each awarded 2A*s and an A
* Lucas Cross, who achieved 2 A*s and a B
* Naomi James' 4 A grades

Highlighting the school's evident creative strengths, all A Level drama students achieved A*s and As, whilst 67% of art entries were also awarded the top two grades. In addition, half (50%) of chemistry students achieved As and A*s.

Megha Bhandari (lives in Bassett, Southampton) said: 'I am really relieved and really excited that I am actually going to Cambridge University to study medicine.'
Jessica Evans (lives in St Leonards, Ringwood) achieved A* in DT and in Art and an A in English. She said: 'I am relieved and absolutely delighted.' Jessica is going to study at the Arts University Bournemouth.

Lucas Cross (lives in Plaitford ) achieved full marks in 3 out of 4 geography papers and will be going to Reading to study Property and Finance said: 'I am really happy,'
Naomi James (lives in Bassett, Southampton): said 'I am just really excited about what the future holds.' Naomi is going to Cardiff University to read French and History. Naomi achieved 4 A grades in French, History, Government & Politics, and Maths.

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