Thousands of students from across the country woke up from a sleepless night to discover what letters lay waiting inside the, often dreaded, envelopes - and Leighton Buzzard schools were no different.
Teenagers from Cedars Upper School, Vandyke Upper School and The Cottesloe School walked nervously to the gates to collect the grades they have been anticipating for months.
Headteacher of the Vandyke Road school, Tim Carroll, told the LBO that results were especially pleasing this year in English, Applied Science and Law.
Mr Carroll said: “A Levels are very demanding and students deserve every credit for their achievements.
“Among the results this year are some excellent performances.
“I am delighted that so many students have achieved so well. This is an exciting time for them and they deserve our congratulations and best wishes.”
Headteacher Steven Palmer of Cedars Upper School, was delighted with the success of his students and said the A-level pass rate had risen to 99.5%.
Mr Palmer said: “We are delighted with the A Level results obtained by our students and it has been wonderful to see so many smiling faces and to hear about successful university applications.
Over 50% of all entries resulted in an A*, A or B grade and many students have exceeded their target grades. We are really proud of their achievements and wish them all an exciting next chapter in their life.”