PUPILS at Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril College celebrated another outstanding year – with some of the best results in its history.

With an overall pass rate of 98 per cent and 77 per cent getting A* to C, in total youngsters bagged themselves 764 A*/A – with 15 students getting offers from Oxford or Cambridge.

And an additional 149 pupils earned A/A* after studying for an extended project qualification, writing a dissertation on any subject.

The college also saw 416 students completing vocational courses this summer, in business, sport, media, IT, health and social care and the performing arts. These students received 100 per cent overall pass rate, with 94 per cent of them receiving distinction grades – equivalent to A* to B at A-level.

Principal Jonathan Prest said: “Students have risen to the challenge of studying new A-levels with half of all grades at A*-B.

“We know that three quarters of our students will now move on to university and the next stage of their lives and careers. Staff at the college would like to congratulate them on their achievements and wish them well for their future.”

Nicola Ezekade, who achieved four As in her subjects, is heading to Oxford University to study human sciences.

She said: “I am delighted with my grades, I’m looking forward to university.”

Barton Peveril student Aaron Brown, 19, is off to the University of Chester to study adult nursing after achieving a double distinction* in Ctech health and social care and B in communications and culture.

He said: “I am extremely happy with my results, the support from the college has been amazing. My work placement at Basingstoke hospital which the college helped me to take my next step forward.”