HUNDREDS of teenagers across Wyre Forest are celebrating today after receiving their A Level results.

Students ripped open the all-important envelopes this morning to discover whether they’d got the grades they craved to go on to the next stage of their lives.

There was a sister act over at Kidderminster’s Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre as Eleanor and Rhianna Hinton secured top grades across the board.

Eleanor will now go on to study Biomedical Science at Worcester University achieved top grades in Biology, Psychology and PE and sister Rhianna, who will take Fashion Design at Falmouth University, also achieved top grades in Textiles, English Literature and Geography.

The school’s overall pass rate was 97 per cent with 27 per cent A* and A grades and a total of 41 per cent gaining A*, A and B grades.

Head of Sixth Form, Dr Melanie Hinton, said: "With many more A level subjects undergoing reform and the amount of coursework much reduced compared to the older style, more modular A and AS levels, these new qualifications have provided a much more rigorous set of assessment criteria.

“It is all down to the hard work, dedication and support shown by our staff and our small, tutorial-style teaching groups that has enabled our students to achieve such a pleasing set of A level grades.”

Head teacher, Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright added: “I am extremely proud of all of our students who have achieved such excellent results, especially in the ever-changing landscape of exam reform. I would like to wish them the very best of luck as they move into the world beyond school.”

Wolverley CE Secondary School enjoyed a record-breaking year after achieving their best ever results.

A level results improved massively with 42 per cent of all grades being A* to B compared with 17.6 per cent in 2017, while 77.4 per cent of grades were A* to C – a 27 per cent improvement on last year.

There was also good news in BTEC Level 3 results with 52.6 per cent of all grades being a Distinction* to Distinction while 89.4per cent being Distinction* to Merit.

Standout performances included Alice Smith who an A*, two As and a C, Holly Burgess with an A*, A and two Bs and Nathan Pepperell who achieved four distinctions, including one with a merit

Head teacher Bryn Thomas said: “We are incredibly proud of our students who have worked extremely hard.

“We are delighted that all those intending to go to University have secured a place, whilst those choosing not to go have secured employment or further education opportunities. We wish them all the very best of luck for the future.”

Students at Kidderminster's Baxter College are celebrating their A-level and BTEC results today, having achieved a 98 per cent pass rate.

Most year 13 students have gained their first choice of university, higher education or employment.

Notable achievements include Megan Rees with AAB and a place at Nottingham Trent University to read policing while Megan Hill will read biomedical engineering at the University of Reading.

George Hudson will read history at the University of Portsmouth and Rio Whatley will take up an apprenticeship in computing and engineering.

Principal Matthew Carpenter said results in the performing arts were particularly pleasing, with all the students achieving a merit grade or above.

He added: "Congratulations to all our students and their fantastic achievements - they are now ready to take the next steps into their futures.

"We provide students with wide-ranging opportunities for success, so they are well prepared for further study, work and life’s challenges.”

Head of sixth form Peter Powell said: “They have all worked really hard and have been rewarded for their effort.

“With improved overall attainment at A-level this year, we look forward to continued successes with our future year groups.”

Over at Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre, every student wanting to go to university secured their first or second choice places.

High achiever Aimee Johnson gained A* in mathematics and A both in chemistry and biology to secure a place at Liverpool to study medicine. Dan Griffiths achieved an A in mathematics and further mathematics as well as B’s in art and computer science. Rebecca Roper gained an A in mathematics and chemistry and a B in biology and is moving on to study mathematics at Chester University.

They also achieved a 95 per cent pass rate in Applied General courses and 100 per cent for the BTEC Technical courses.

Principal Lorna Deakin said “I am extremely proud that our students have secured some amazing results to enable them to move on to the next phase in their lives, either at university or in employment.

“I wish all leavers a successful future and look forward to celebrating with them at our Outstanding Achievements Awards Evening in September.”

The Bewdley School saw their average grade improve on last year from a D to C with 18 of the 21 subjects gaining 100 per cent pass rates.

Standout performers include Alice Harvey, who will be reading Optometry while Harry Field will be completing a degree in Civil Engineering at Cardiff.

Other success stories include Michelle Kossier who gained a place at the University of Birmingham to read Psychology and Peter Barnett who will read Aerospace Engineering at Birmingham.

Head teacher Dave Hadley-Pryce said: “This is another great year for our A Level students in this constantly changing educational landscape.

“Our strong results have been exceptional in our creative subjects, reflecting the importance we place on the breadth as well as strength of our curriculum.

“We congratulate our students for their many successes and wish them happiness and fulfilment in their future lives.”

Students and staff at King Charles I School were also celebrating “fantastic” results and looking forward to their university and apprenticeship placements.

Top performers included Nathan Emerson, Caitlin Gray, Yaseen Hamid, Matilda Harper, Connor Kelly, Fiona Martin, Daniel Nash, Bartlomiej Sowka and Sophie Webb.

Head teacher Stephen Brownlow said: “I am delighted for the students. These results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of the students and staff.

“Over the last year it has been a pleasure to see students and staff working together to produce this tremendous achievement. The students deserve credit on their studies and the staff tremendous credit for their professionalism, skill and dedication.

“We are pleased to see so many students securing apprenticeships or places at university. I am very proud and particularly as most qualifications are new with more challenging content and a different assessment regime.”