STUDENTS at Clacton County High wowed school bosses with an astonishing 100 per cent pass rate in their A level exams.

Half of the grades awarded were A* to B and more than 80 per cent were C or above.

Principal Neil Gallagher said: “Once again the results in the sixth form have surpassed all expectations.

"We have seen exceptional achievement across the board. The proportion of students achieving the highest grades is very impressive and nearly all of them have secured their first choice university place.

"This has been down to the incredible efforts made by the students and their teachers. My congratulations go out to all of the students and their families and I wish them every success in the next stage in their chosen path."

Among the highest achievers were Elizabeth Adams who got A grades in biology and chemistry, and a B in Physics to gain a place to read veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, Zena Bresnan who scored A grades in English literature and art, and B in psychology and RE, Billy Wright, with A in maths and physics and a B in chemistry, Josh Eaton, with A in IT and B in physics, product design and maths), Star Wood with an A in drama and B in English literature and psychology, Leia Taylor, who got an A in art, B in photography and C in English language, and Ashley Birch, with an A in English literature, B in RE and C in maths.