STUDENTS across the country who have been eagerly awaiting their A-Level results day gathered at their respective schools to find out last Thursday (August 15).

Reading schools saw thousands nervously collecting results, with many left delighted to find out they had secured a place at their chosen universities.

At Prospect School in West Reading, it was reported that the overall pass rate was 92 per cent, and almost 50 per cent of all grades were awarded at C or above.

Ms Morris, deputy headteacher, said: "We are delighted with this excellent set of examination results, demonstrating the hard work and commitment of our students and staff.

"Our high ability students did extremely well, demonstrating the stretch and challenge provided by teachers to their most academic students.

"Congratulations to all our students and we wish you all the very best in your next steps to university, further study and employment."

At Reading Boys' School, Vinay Patel achieved an impressive three As and will be studying Medicine at Southampton.

He said: "It was really hard work and feel really proud.

"The school helps a lot.

"It is hard to out it into words."

Beechwood School reported that most students had 'excelled' in the examinations.

The school revealed that 92 per cent on Year 13 students will be progressing to university, and that 75 per cent of results achieved were A* - C, with a 97.4 per cent pass rate of A* - E being secured.

St Joseph's College also saw positive results, with 59 per cent achieving A* - B; 91 per cent achieving A*- C and 100 per cent achieving A* - E.

Students at Queen Anne's School in Caversham achieved 44 per cent A*-A; 68 per cent A*-B and 87 per cent A* - C.

The Willink School saw 16 per cent achieving A* - A; 42 per cent A* - B; 73 per cent A* - C and 98 per cent A* - E.

Caitlan Moore, from Kendrick Scool, achieved a very impressive 3 A*s in English Literature, History and Geography and is going to Cambridge to study Law.

Head teacher Chrstinei Kattirtzi said: "She will be a mover and shaker in the future."

Shriya Bharate, also from Kendrick, achieved AAB in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and will be studying Veterinary at Surrey.

Michael Li at Reading Boys' School, acheived an incredible four A*s and is off to Cambridge to study medicine.

He said he was "so relived."