A sixth form’s top performing student earned a place to study at the UK's leading university.

Igor Dasuzhau, from Roding Valley High School, Loughton achieved two A*s in Biology and Chemistry and three As in Maths, Physics and Extended Project Qualification.

The A-Level student will begin his studies in Biological Natural Sciences at Churchill College, the University of Cambridge, in just a few weeks’ time.

Speaking about securing his place as a Oxbridge student, Mr Dasuzhau said: “I am so excited to be going to the University of Cambridge to study Biological Natural Sciences.

“I would like to thank both my teachers and the administrative staff at Roding Valley High School for the support I’ve received over the seven years I have studied there.

“I would also like to thank my peers for their constant encouragement and belief in each other – they made it a joy to study at Roding Valley High School.”

The majority of the school’s sixth formers will be studying at their first-choice universities, including Newcastle University, King’s College London and Queen Mary’s.

Sharon Jenner, headteacher at Roding Valley High School, said: “We are so proud of Igor’s achievement and to have supported him during his journey at Roding Valley High School.

“As with all of our students, this result is a product of his hard work and commitment and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for him – although we will, of course, be sad to see him go.

“Igor follows in the footsteps of our previous Head Girl, Olivia Tinker, who secured a place at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, to read History in 2017 – from our very first year 13 cohort.

“This is proof of our growing reputation as a successful sixth form that celebrates high academic success and has the ability to support our students through to the very top universities.”