SOLIHULL students are top of the class, with another year of outstanding A Level and GCSE results.
Both 16-year-olds and sixth formers achieved exams results above the national average - with an overall pass rate of over 98 per cent for A levels.
Nervous teenagers picked up their A level results last Thursday - with grades being published online for the first time.
Louise Holt, from Bentley Heath - who got three of the new A* grade - said that the system had been very useful for her friends.
“The results went up there at six o’clock and clearing doesn’t open until eight, so they had a head-start,” said the Sixth Form College student.
Louise and her friend Neda Irenji, both 18, are among the lucky ones - they’re going to study at Cambridge and Leicester respectively.
“It’s incredibly competitive,” said Neda. “For my course, studying medicine, there was something like 22,000 applications for 6,500 places.”
On Tuesday this week it was the turn of Year 11 pupils to collect their envelopes - with several schools, for instance Grace Academy, boasting record-results.
Provisional figures show that over 80 per cent of students notched up five or more A*-Cs - compared with a national average of 69.1 per cent
For more on how local schools performed go to www.solihullnews.net.