YEOVIL College students are celebrating after achieving an outstanding overall A Level pass rate of 99% for the sixth year in a row.

Youngsters also achieved more A* and A grades than last year, with half of students achieving A* to B.

Mollie Langdon, 18, of South Petherton, achieved and A* in biology, an A for her EPQ and B grades for Maths and chemistry.

Sam Sargent, 18, of Martock, got an A* in Biology and Bs in Maths and physics and is now going to study at University of the West of England to train as an Aerospace Engineer.

He said: “My Dad did it at university and got me into it too. I thought Yeovil College was really good.”

Matt Hayward, 18, of East Lambrook, combined a vocational qualification with A Levels to fit in with his career aims.

He said: “I got A in Maths, B in Physics and two distinction stars for my BTEC in Sport.

“I wanted to do both courses because it included a coaching aspect, which fitted with going to do sports science at Bath University. “ Vice Principal Nikki Sendell said: “With hard work and the support of staff, friends and family, the students can achieve the very best for themselves and this year's results demonstrate the high levels of success from our students. We're very proud of everyone.”