THE hard work of students in Hagley paid off as they celebrated “excellent” A level results.

Many of the teenagers from Haybridge High School gained the qualifications required to head to their chosen university in September.

Peter Keighley, who achieved three A* grades and an A, will study medicine at the University of Birmingham.

Heading to London is Bradley Smith, whose A* and three A grades have earned him a place at Imperial College to study computing and Ben Maybee’s three A* grades will take him to the University of Leeds to study physics.

Headteacher Caroline Hoddinott said: “I am extremely proud of the students and staff who have worked so hard to achieve these excellent results.

“Examination success equates to life chances for our students who are able to pursue their chosen routes into higher education or employment.

“My thanks go to the students, their families and the staff; achievements like this are always a team effort.”

At Hagley RC High School the pass rate was 97 per cent, with a number of students gaining the top grade of A* and A.

Headteacher Ted Hammond said he was “delighted” with the results and said several students would be going to university to study medicine and one would study English at Oxford University.