Students from Buckingham found out how they fared in their A-levels yesterday as results were released.
It was joy for many as they secured university places and a time to make cross-road career decisions for others.
Students at the Royal Latin School were celebrating last night as an impressive 52 of its 190 students were awarded A* or A grades across all of their subjects.
Seventy-nine per cent of grades were A* to B – an increase of six per cent on last year.
Star performers were Tom Furber, who gained 5 A*s and 1 A, and Callum Bowler, who got 5 A*s.
Fifteen Royal Latin students are going on to Oxford and Cambridge, while seven more will go on to study medicine or veterinary science.
A huge 79 per cent of grades were A* to B – an increase of 6 per cent on last year.
David Hudson, Royal Latin headteacher, said: “Results like these do not just happen. “They are based on a high level of commitment from our students and a consistently outstanding level of teaching over the last two years.
“I wish all of our students the very best of luck as they move on to the next stage in their education.”
At The Buckingham School, 10 per cent more pupils got A*-B grades than last year with a record number securing places at university.
Star pupils were Victoria Neal, Lee Hart, Josh Graham, Scott Wignall and Kayleigh Buck.
A spokesman for the school said staff are ‘delighted with the improvements that have been experienced this year’.
Akeley Wood School students achieved a 98 per cent overall pass rate with 47 per cent of pupils achieving A* to B grades.
Head of Sixth Form Paul Dyson said: “I am delighted that such a large number of our students achieved grades above those indicated by national predictions.
“This really is testament to two years of solid hard work and students should be as proud as I am of their accomplishments.”
Daniel Wilcockson achieved three A*s in maths, further maths and chemistry, and an A in physics while Jessica Plumbridge secured her place at Cambridge with an A* in psychology and two As in biology and English.