Students at Windsor College were celebrating this week after a 95% pass rate was achieved - the highest for two years.

BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) students also joined in the celebrations marking a 100 per cent pass rate in their courses.

High grades were achieved with 14 A level students gaining straight As. A*-B passes increased by three per cent to 35.5 per cent and A*-C passes improved by four per cent to 64.5 per cent.

Ketsia Gault got a clean sweep with A*AA in sociology, history and psychology and is going to the University of Wolverhampton to specialise in Deaf Studies with the aim of becoming a special needs teacher. Emilie Wainwright achieved AAB and is taking an alternative route and undertaking a higher apprenticeship at Unilever.

BTEC student Kajol Karwal achieved D*D*D* in applied science and business and has secured a place at the Royal Holloway University to study criminology and psychology.

Rowan Cookson, Principal of Windsor College - which now comes under the banner of the Windsor Forest Colleges Group - said: “We offer something quite different to sixth forms in schools and big general further education colleges. The environment is welcoming and friendly, where students are known as individuals and their health and wellbeing are a top priority. Extra-curricular opportunities are plenty, the standard of teaching is high and the facilities are second to none.”

*Beechwood School in Long Readings Lane, Slough can boast 92 per cent of its Year 13 students going to university and the others opting for training and higher level apprenticeships. Overall 75% of results achieved were at the higher grades of A* to C with a 97.4% pass rate of A* to E being secured.