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A grade celebrations as results hit a 27 year peak

PUBLISHED: 15:15 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 17:04 25 August 2010

SUCCESS: A Bromley High student receives her grades.

SUCCESS: A Bromley High student receives her grades.

THOUSANDS of teenagers celebrated making the grade as they received their A level results in another record breaking year for top grades.

THOUSANDS of teenagers celebrated making the grade as they received their 'A' level results in another record breaking year for top grades.

Nervous youngsters braced themselves as they opened their envelopes on Thursday morning, (20) and the scene is due to be repeated next Thursday as GCSE results are released.

There was a rise in top grades across the country this year with 26.7 per cent of all marks awarded being As.

It was the 27th year in a row that grades have improved, resurfacing allegations that exams are getting easier.

But delighted Orpington St Olave's Grammar School sixth former, Sarah West, who achieved four As, rebuffed the idea.

She said: "It makes me angry because it's like all your efforts are wasted. It's ridiculous when people say that because they are not sitting them now and things have changed."

Cambridge beckons for 18-year-old James Bousher, also from St Olave's, who said: "I am very happy. I am going to study Land Economy and will be celebrating on a night out in Brighton."

Proud student Dan Courtneidge, 18, from Colfe's School, in Horn Park Lane, Lee, achieved five A grades in Art and Design, Biology, Maths, Further Maths and Physics and is going on to study Maths and Economics at Nottingham University.

His head master Richard Russell said: "We were delighted with this year's A level results overall. This is the fifth year running that the A to B statistic has been above 70 per cent and 13 pupils achieved at least three A grades."

Eltham College in Grove Park Road, Elham had an unprecedented A' Level results record with 97.3 per cent of all grades being A or B while Beths Grammar in Hartford School, Bexley broke their record with twenty five students achieving straight As.

Eltham College headmaster, Paul Henderson said: "In a year when it is going to be even more competitive securing places at universities, these outstanding results will be really important."

Bromley High School, in Blackbrook Lane, Bickley also received its best ever results with 85.5 per cent of the grades at A or B.

Kidbrooke School pupils Steffan Blayney achieved four As and will be going to study History at Oxford while his schoolmate Adam Sheridan, who also garnered four A grades in biology, chemistry, maths and sociology is planning on studying medicine after his gap year.

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