I WOULD like to congratulate staff and students at Andover College on their continuing upward trajectory in the A-level results and the successful link with Sparsholt College.

With the Hampshire average of 96 per cent Andover achieved 97 per cent success for those achieving 2 or more A level passes (or equivalent) at grade A to E.

The college has seen this pass rate go up over two years from 87 per cent to 97 per cent.

This is real progress and means that Andover students can now look seriously at their local college to provide the quality of A level education all young people need to give them the best opportunities for their future.

David Drew, Andover