STUDENTS at Hagley Catholic High School are celebrating outstanding A level results today (Thursday).

Candidates at the Brake Lane campus scored an overall pass rate of 99 per cent and 35 per cent of students achieved A* and B grades.

Headteacher Ted Hammond congratulated the students for what he described as an "outstanding performance";

He added: "Whilst facing the much-speculated national downgrading of exams, Hagley students have managed to uphold the school’s tradition of attaining outstanding results for their future career pathways."