STUDENTS at Barnsley College are celebrating successful A Level results - with the college's overall pass rate 99 per cent.

The college says nine out of 10 students achieved three or more A Level passes with a continuing increase in high grades.

Many students are now looking forward to starting Higher Education courses at universities throughout the country, including Sheffield, York, Manchester, Bristol and Lancaster.

Barnsley Sixth Form College Principal Liz Leek said: “We are thrilled to be announcing such excellent results and would like to congratulate our students on their achievements. This is the first year we have seen the full impact of the government’s A Level reform and I am very proud to see how well our students and staff have responded to these changes.

“Many of our students are now progressing on to university, whilst others go on to apprenticeships or employment. They have bright futures ahead and we are certain that they will take with them the confidence and knowledge they have gained during their time at Barnsley Sixth Form College.”