The recent leavers are celebrating after another excellent year which sees 75.2% of all A-levels passed at A*, A and B grades. An impressive 45% of all exams were awarded the top A* and A grades, 91% were passed at A* to C, with the overall pass rate standing at 99.5%. It is the eighth successive year at the school where well over two thirds of exams have been awarded the top A* to B grades. These are the grades students need to secure places at the most competitive universities. This consistently high level of academic achievement continues to place West Buckland amongst the highest performing schools in the South West. Among the overall high level of performance at West Buckland have been some outstanding individual performers. These include Laura Wormington who achieved an A* in biology and straight As in chemistry, maths and music. She plans to take a year our before reading Medicine at the University of Birmingham. Rachel Groome and Milly Flynn both achieved two A* grades and an A; Rachel will now study Medicine at the University of Nottingham and Milly will be taking a place at the Urdang Performing Arts Academy in London. George Fincher will be studying Physics at the University of Exeterafter securing an A* and two A grades whilst Isaac Haigh achieved an A* in chemistry and A grades in biology and maths which will see him study Biochemistry at King’s College, London.