UPPER Sixth pupils at Stockport Grammar School had cause for celebration with over 51 per cent of all grades awarded at A* and A and 80 per cent at A* to B.

Their excellent results will see them heading for courses at the country’s most highly respected institutions, including nine confirmed places at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Headmaster Andrew Chicken said: “Congratulations to our girls and boys, I hope that they will enjoy celebrating their well-deserved success with their families.

"With the support of their parents and teachers, their hard work and dedication has brought them outstanding results and I wish them well as they go on to challenging courses at the country’s most competitive universities.

"In their commitment to school life and involvement in a wide range of co-curricular and voluntary activities they have become role models for the younger pupils.

"I am sure that they will continue to excel and that their future will hold many exciting opportunities.”

Six pupils achieved a clean sweep of A*s including Head Boy Sam Howard, who is heading for Oxford to study Maths, and Head Girl Emma Crook, who will study Philosophy at Cambridge.

Cambridge also beckons for Nathan Kingsley and Beatrice Asquith who will study Natural Sciences, Paarbrahm Singh who will study Maths and Millie Johnson who will study Architecture.

Heading to Oxford are Natasha Brickstock to study Psychology, Elsa Shah to study Music and Daniel Woodside to study Chemistry.