ALL students at Knutsford Academy passed their A-levels this year with 30 per cent of results at A* or A grades.

The 30 per cent A* and A grade pass rate at the college was 4.2 per cent higher than the national average and 5.8 per cent higher than the average of A-level results in the north west.

The overall pass rate was 100 per cent, with 89 per cent being at C grade or above and 65 per cent as B grade of above.

James Whittaker, head teacher of Knutsford College, said: “We are thrilled with the outstanding results achieved by our students and wish to congratulate them on their very well-deserved success.

“There were very many outstanding personal performances and we are pleased to see so many of them securing their expected places at top universities around the country.

“These results demonstrate that the school is continuously providing high quality education to students in Knutsford and the wider south Manchester area.

“The standard of teaching here is excellent, and the students have responded with enormous commitment and hard work.”

Ed Lunnon, 18, former head boy at Knutsford Academy, got three As in maths, further maths and physics, and will be going to Bristol University to study mechanical engineering.

He said: “I’m so relieved, I was really anxious last night, I didn’t sleep. I expected to get the grades I needed but you’re just never really sure.

“Doing an engineering degree means that I still have options open to me because it’s such a diverse subject. I could go into a career in engineering or do something like business and finance.

“The school has helped loads and the teacher support is exceptional. Stuff like personal statements and always being there when we need that extra bit of help, even if it’s not academical.”

Rorie Armstrong, 18, got two A*s in maths and further maths and an A in physics.

He is now going to University College London to do a four-year master’s degree.

“When I got my results this morning it was just like a release of nervous energy,” Rorie said.

“I didn’t think I was going to get it so I was really happy.

“It’s just so much hard work that’s put into it and I was trying not to think about it over the summer.”