CRONTON Sixth Form College students have made history after achieving the best A level results in Cheshire and Merseyside.

Students gained an outstanding 99.2 per cent pass rate and 80 per cent were high grades.

The results and high grades put the college at the top of the Department of Education performance tables for this region.

College principal Mary Murphy said: "We are absolutely delighted with the outstanding A level results our students have achieved.

"They are now making their way to university and we wish them every success.

"We have been ranked in the top 10 per cent nationally by the advanced level performance system which means our students' achievements are amongst the very best in the country.

"I am pleased that many of our students have secured places at top universities. We have been working extremely hard through to inspire our students to exceed their potential through a wide range of activities which have included residential trips to Oxbridge, international visits and high profile inspirational speakers."

Remi Smith, aged 18, of Mersham Court, achieved three As in law, geography and psychology and is reading law at Manchester.

She said: "I am so excited about the amazing results I have achieved. Cronton has been fantastic for me. I have had so many opportunities."

Luke Howard, aged 19, of Cuerdley Road, who is off to Oxford to study biology, said: "I am delighted with my results and feel excited about my future. I have really enjoyed my time at Cronton. The tutors are extremely helpful."

Jack Austin, aged 18, of Hampton Drive, who achieved As in physics, chemistry, maths and further maths and A* in general studies is going to Manchester to study maths.

He said: "Cronton has been perfect for me with the specialist science and maths centre of excellence and the expert teachers who are really committed to your achievement."

Amelia Chesters, aged 18, of Victoria Road, who gained As in art, graphics and textiles, who hopes to do an art course, said:"I have really enjoyed being at this college. From day one the teachers have been supportive and welcoming."