A-level results 2015: Princess Helena College, Preston

Princess Helena College pupils Emma Kendall, Libby Ward and Maria Minchenko celebrate their exam res

Princess Helena College pupils Emma Kendall, Libby Ward and Maria Minchenko celebrate their exam results - Credit: Archant

A girls school near Hitchin gained its best A-level results in five years this morning.

Pupils at Princess Helena College, Preston, achieved excellent grades overall, including 42 per cent of marks at A* or A, and 65 per cent A* to B.

Head Sue Wallace-Woodroffe said: “We are thrilled to see the upper sixth girls gain such fantastic results.

“They have been a wonderful group of girls and deserve to feel proud of their achievements.”

Delighted student Maria Minchenko, 18, said: “My biggest dream has come true! I am graduating from school full of happiness and gratitude for the time I spent at PHC, and I look forward to going off to study Japanese at Oxford University.”

Another pupil, Libby Ward, also 18, said: “I’m shocked but overjoyed with my A*AA– it’s better than I expected. PHC has supported me so much over the last six years I have been here – and I have to thank all my teachers and staff for the work they have put in to help me get my place at Warwick University.”

PHC pupil Emma Kendall, 18, added: “I am just so relieved and amazed with my results. It doesn’t feel real!

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“I’m going to my first choice university, Leeds, with a year abroad – I’m over the moon.”