STUDENTS at schools and colleges across the region are receiving their A-level results this morning.

A total of 45 per cent of Oswestry School pupils achieved A*-B grades, and headteacher Julian Noad praised students and staff for their efforts. 

He said: "This is a very pleasing set of results, particularly given our non-selective intake and the increased challenge of reformed A-levels. To maintain our excellent pass rates in this climate is a magnificent indictment of the hard work of both our pupils and our staff."

The Marches School once again celebrated a 100 per cent pass rate for sixth form students.

Headteacher Alison Pearson added: “The academic challenge of studying at the Marches School Sixth Form is great and I am very proud of all of the students.

"They are supported by the best specialist teachers and have built on their success at GCSE, going on to fulfil their potential at A Level. I am excited to see them take up their places in our top universities and become captains of industry. I look forward to hearing about their progress.”

Moreton Hall also gained excellent results, which a school spokesman said cemented its position as the top non-selective school in the UK.

Headteacher Jonthan Forster said: "With a third of students achieving straight A*s and As in each of their subjects, and over 90 per cent securing their first choice university there is much to celebrate.

"However, Moreton is not an exam factory and it is important to note that some of our most successful students have made an enormous contribution to the wider life of the school."

Adcote School for Girls, at Little Ness saw 100 per cent of pupils gaining three A levels or equivalent and half achieving four grades.

A total of 90 per cent of students gained places at the university of their choice.

Headteacher Diane Browne said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating another year of good results for our girls.

"Many of them have exceeded expectations and are leaving us as happy confident and well-rounded young women who are well placed to thrive at the University of their choice.”

It has been a successful morning for students at Llanfyllin High School, with a 20 per cent improvement on last year in the number of pupils achieving three or more A*- C grades.

A total of 99 per cent of students passed again this year with nearly half of the results being at grades A* to B and the majority at A* to C.

At AS level there were some exceptional performances, with five students achieving three A or B grades or better, and there was a 100 per cent pass rate in vocational subjects.

Headteacher Dewi Owen said: "It is very pleasing to see our students enjoy the reward of their hard work. We This is due to a combination of factors: the fact that we are able to offer a wide curriculum in order to best meet students’ needs; the enthusiasm and commitment of our students; the hard work and dedication of our staff; and of course the support and encouragement of parents."."

More information on schools throughout the Advertizer's patch will follow today, with more details and a picture special next Wednesday's print edition.