STUDENTS at Rugby School are celebrating record-breaking A level and Pre-U results.
The results at both A*-B and A*-C are the best grades the School has achieved in a decade.
Pre-U highlights included Art and Design where 38 per cent of a cohort of 47 achieved a D1 or D2 (D2 is equivalent to an A* while a D1 is above an A*), and Mathematics and Physics where more than 30 per cent of students achieved a D1 or D2.
A-Level highlights included History and English Literature with more than a third of students achieving A*s and more than 80 per cent A*- A.
An unprecedented three students achieved four D1s, and another student four A*s. They will all be taking up places at Oxford or Cambridge alongside a number of their fellow students.
Almost half of the cohort – 48 per cent – achieved the equivalent of three As.
Head master Peter Green said: “These are exceptional results from an outstanding year group. They have been hugely committed and successful achieving much in the fields of Community Action, sport, music and drama.
“They have concluded their time at Rugby with results of which they can be very proud. Their achievements show that active involvement in all aspects of school life supports, and indeed enhances, academic results.
“The skills and traits of character they have developed at Rugby will serve them well as they progress to the next stage of their lives.”