Sixth Form students at Epping St John’s Church of England School’s celebrated their A -Level success today with all students passing their courses.

The 44 Year 13 students eagerly opened their results at the sixth form centre on Bury Lane, Epping, after completing their exams.

In total, 70 per cent of students managed to secure their first choices for university or placements, with graduates heading off to Kent, London, Sussex and Canada.

Every student – 100 per cent – achieved at least a Pass in either an A-level or BTEC course.

Among them was Will Jones, 18, from Epping, who picked up A in English literature, B in geography and B in history. He is off to Cardiff University – a Russell Group university – to study journalism.

He said: “I didn’t sleep too well last night! We were expecting to hear from UCAS at 8am with confirmation of university places, but I checked my email at 7.30am and it was already there. It was mental; I woke my mum and dad and kept refreshing the page in case it was an error.

“I am not sure whether I want to go into broadcast or print journalism, but this course will give me a taste for all areas and enable me to choose the path I want to go down.

“My teachers have been really good in all subjects; they have been really supportive. The small classes sizes have meant we have built up good bonds with our teachers. They were so happy for us to get good grades, so that is really nice.”

Alex McKeon from Abridge was also delighted with his results receiving two A grades in Maths and Extended Project and two B grades in Chemistry and Physics.

The 18-year-old is off to study Electrical Engineering at Brunel University where he hopes to expand more efficient energy supplies for the country.

“I was most surprised about getting the A in Maths as it was a really hard exam, so I was relieved to see that result,” he said. “Also I was the only one to continue studying Physics beyond A Level so I had to go to Debden Park High School to complete my studies.”

Nina Honey was pleased to receive a Merit in Engineering after completing her BTEC course and is looking forward to starting her apprenticeship with TfL in September.

Cleo Doncaster, 18, of Roydon, and Ellisha Wood from Epping are both off to Anglia Ruskin University to study adult nursing and midwifery respectively.

Miss Doncaster was happy with her Distinction in BTEC health and social care whilst Miss Wood landed a scholarship with the Chelmsford-based campus following her results.

For Chloe Kyriacou, 18, from Roydon, was pleasantly surprised with her grades by achieving A* in history, A in English literature, A in religious studies and B in sociology. She is planning to study English literature at the University of Sussex.

She said: “Ideally, I would like to go into editing, but any kind of career in that field would make me happy.”

Fulin Baki, head of sixth form, said: “I am delighted with this year’s A-level results. The students’ hard work and dedication over the last seven years has shown in their achievements and today we are celebrating their reward.

“Many of our students have achieved places at their university of choice and some have exceeded expectations.

“I am wishing all students the best in their future and I am looking forward to celebrating success again in years to come.”

Mike Yerosimou, head of school, said: “These results go to show that hard work from students coupled with dedicated and passionate teaching staff really is the recipe for success.

“I must also mention the exceptional achievements in our vocational courses and BTECs. We are an inclusive sixth form and our mixed pathway of A-level and BTEC really has allowed many of our students to succeed.

“Everyone at Epping St John’s is delighted that 100 per cent of our students achieved at least a Pass in either an A-level or BTEC qualification.

“We would all like to wish our wonderful Year 13s the very best of luck in their future destinations; be that university or the world of work.”