The head of sixth form at Hertswood School was celebrating with students this morning after they received top A-level results.

Carey McFerran, who also teaches history at the Thrift Lane School, was “immensely proud” after 80 per cent of the 55 students who sat exams achieved A* to C grades.

All the 18-year-old students who applied to university have been accepted to their first or second choices.

Miss McFerran said: “I am just so thrilled with the results – it is fantastic news.

“Nobody has had to go through clearing because they did not gain a place at university.

“I am also really happy with the amount of students branching out and going to universities further afield. We are used to people sticking to Hertfordshire – but this year they are going all over the UK.

“It is great to see they are still really eager to get degrees, despite the fees skyrocketing up.”

The amount of students who achieved A* to B has gone up by eight per cent since last year, and Miss McFerran added this is an “amazing achievement.”

“All the students worked so hard and we are so happy for everyone. I will miss them all but they have so much to look forward to.”