STUDENTS across Malvern were celebrating after receiving their A-level results, which saw records broken.

Hanley Castle High School and The Chase both achieved best ever results, while Dyson Perrins achieved results higher than the national average.

At The Chase, there was a 99.9 per cent pass rate, while 85 per cent of grades were at A*-C, with a stunning 31 per cent at grades A* or A.

The average point score per student was well above national averages, at 899.

Benjamin Londesbrough secured an astonishing 4 A* grades, while Holly Perrett secured an equally impressive 3 A* grades and two A grades.

22 per cent of students secured at least grades A, A, B, securing places at some of the best universities in the country.

Headteacher Richard Jacobs said: "We are so pleased for our students. All the hard work they put into their studies has paid off and they are able to pursue their life dreams."

Students at Hanley achieved an overall pass rate of 99 per cent, with 81 per cent of these at grades A*-C. More than a quarter of these passes were either at A* or A grades, and record of 57 per cent passes at A-B grade was set too.

The overall pass rate broke the record of 98 per cent.

This year's star performer was Rachel Paton, who swept the board with A* grades in all five of her subjects. She study at Worcester College, Oxford, to read Geography.

Miss Paton said: "I'm very excited about the prospect of going to Oxford."

Lindsey Cooke, headteacher said:"We are extremely proud of their results, but even more proud of the way in which they have developed in making an enormous contribution to the school and the wider community."

Dyson Perrins C of E Academy also enjoyed success.

There was particular success in Maths with 40 per cent gaining A*-A grades and 80 per cent being awarded grades A*-C. Also, half of students achieved grades A*-B in Chemistry and History.

Rhiannon Lyon secured 3 A grades in Chemistry, Maths and Biology and is set to study Biomedical Sciences, while Rhys Griffiths gained an A* in Maths, a B grade in Further Maths, an A in Physics and a B in Chemistry.

Headteacher Stuart Wetson said: "I am extremely proud of the A-Level students and their achievements. They have worked incredibly hard during their time at Dyson Perrins and I would like to wish them every success for the future".

Also clocking up an impressive haul was Malvern St James Girl's School, as they recorded a pass rate of 99 per cent.

More than 20 per cent of the college's students achieved A* - A grades, while of all grades awarded were A* - B

Almost all of the girls will be going on to their first choice universities.

The overall pass rate was once again 100 per cent, with 61 per cent of students gaining an A*- B grade, at Bredon School.

Malvern College also performed well, scoring a perfect 100 per cent pass rate.

Students achieved 45 per cent A* - A grades, while 72 per cent  scored A* - B grades.

Top performers were Gerald Roseman, from Tenbury Wells, who attained four A*gades, along with Olivia Darby, of Kidderminster, who attained four A* grades and Malvern's own Hani El-Bay who obtained one A* and two A grades.

Headmaster, Antony Clark said: “I am delighted for our A-level cohort who have achieved these outstanding results.

"These follow very successful results for their Upper Sixth International Baccalaureate counterparts, who received their excellent results in July.”