Aug 18 2011 By Camilla Goodman
Alex Saithouse, 18, got three A*s and an A
JUBILANT pupils collected their A-Level grades today at Dr Challoner's Grammar School, which had another record breaking year for results.
The school, in Chesham Road, Amersham, saw its pupils receive exceptional results in their exams with 85.4 per cent of entries being graded B or better.
Ecstatic Adam Arstall, 18, of Chalfont St Peter, scored three A*s and two As. He said: "I'm very pleased. I did a little bit better than I had expected. It was a lot of hard work but today it has been made worth while." Adam will be studying maths at Oxford University in September.
Pleased Alex Salthouse, 18, of Chesham Bois, got three A*s and an A. He said: "It is what I was predicted but I was not really sure if I would get them after my exams. I'm very pleased. I will be celebrating with lots of champagne." Alex will be going on to study Aerospace Engineering at Southampton University.
Alexander Woof, 19, of Little Chalfont, was delighted with his four A*s and A. He said: "It's pretty good but I would have liked to have got an A* in Chemistry as well. I can't say I'm not happy with four A*s because I am but I would've been really happy if I had five." Alexander hopes to study maths at Cambridge University."
More than 24 per cent of entries achieved the top A* grade with pupils Timothy Davies, 18, of Great Missenden and Kabir Babber, 18, of Little Chalfont getting six each.
Deputy headmaster Chris Clare said: "It's Challoner's, what do you expect! I'm very proud of the hard work and achievement of all our students. We have remarkably improved on our performance last year. In an increasingly competitive environment we're glad that so many of our students have achieved the grades they need to progress to their first choice University course."