THERE were smiles all round at Andover College as students opened their exam results.

The college received a 99.4 per cent A-Level pass rate, slightly down from 100 per cent last year.

Students excelled in all subjects with the college performing exceptionally well in chemistry with an incredible 100 per cent achieving A*-C grades.

Assistant principal Ben Stokes said: “Andover College continues to go from strength to strength, and this has been another great year for our students, supported unstintingly by our fantastic teaching and college team. Every year we see our students through their A-Levels and are so proud of all they achieve.”

One student who was celebrating was Emily Porter who will be going to Bristol to study engineering design after turning down Cambridge.

Emily achieved three A*s in maths, further maths and psychics and a B in history.

“I am really happy. It has been a lot of hard work but it has been worth it and now I’ve got a year off to recover.”

Another student who received a place at his chosen university was Finlay Robinson.

The 18-year-old will study history and ancient history at the University of Exeter after achieving two A’s in philosophy and history and a B in classical civilisation.

He said: “It feels very surreal, but I have worked really hard for it, I couldn’t have done it without the lecturers and my student support advisor.”