A Level students from Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Knutsford were among the King's School Macclesfield's leading high flyers, recording some stunning A Level results.
In a year when students were forced to work remotely from home for months through the Covid lockdowns, their perseverance was rewarded with record grades. King's saw 69% of all grades at A* or A with 90% at A* to B.
From left to right standing First XI rugby player Joe Ward, 18, from Alderley Edge got three As and will read Chemistry at Leeds. Wadoud Charbak, 18, from Wilmslow, got a stunning three A*s plus an A*in his Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and will read Physics at Imperial College London, saying, "I am hoping to join a department that is developing a theory that might lead to the discovery of a fifth fundamental force."
At the front Isabelle Barratt, 18, from Mottram St. Andrew got an A*, an A, a B and an A* I her EPQ and will read Business Management at York university, while first team hockey and netball player Liv Merry, 18, also from Mottram got two A*s and A plus an A* in her EPQ and wants to become a "successful business woman."
King's Head of Foundation Jason Slack, who oversaw the students opening their results for the first time at the £60 million new campus on Alderley Road, fully supported his students' feelings.
Mr Slack said: "These Year 13 pupils deserve every congratulation on their achievements. Their Sixth Form studies have been hugely disrupted and so very different from any other year. They've adapted incredibly well, worked hard to complete assessments and assignments and their A level results are excellent.
He added: "More broadly, some skills are best developed through experiential learning and the resilience and character they have gained will surely make them destined for greatness. I'm so proud of the young adults that they have become and excited for what they will achieve in the future."
Also achieving top grades were a fantastic five students from the Knutsford area. Pictured from left to right: Award winning international runner Sam Worthington, 18, got three A*s and will read Computer Science at Bath University. First XV rugby player and Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award holder Ollie Gandy, 18, got an A* and two As and will read Medicine at Liverpool University. Vanessa Downes, 18, from Over Peover got A* A B and will read Psychology at Nottingham University. Hugh Porteous, 17, and got four A grades and will read Business at Newcastle, while Matt Kenyon, 18, got an A* and three A grades and will read Computer Science at Newcastle University hoping to write games for the global market.
Other top performing students (pictured from left) include Josh Rajendran, from Prestbury, who achieved A*A*A*A, who will read Economics & Management at Oxford University; and Zac Patterson, A*A*A*A, who will read English Literature at Durham University.