RUNCORN students were among 600 sixth formers who achieved a 98 per cent A level pass rate at Sir John Dean's College in Northwich.

Tasha Gill is studying psychotherapy at Edge Hill and Laura Kavanagh is reading graphic design at Manchester Met.

Cameron Falconer gained As in applied busness and maths, an A* in an extended project qualification and B in IT.

Principal Kerry Kirwood said: "It has wonderful to welcome so many parents, governors and teachers to share in the joy and exhilaration.

" We are so proud of our students' achievements.

"Many of our students have received the grades they need to progress to their first choice university and everyone should be congratulated on their hard work, determination and achievements."