THERE were scenes of jubilation at Pipers Corner School today as girls realised they had all gained places at their first choice universities.

At the private school in Great Kingshill 67 per cent of A Level results were at grades A* to B and 60 per cent achieved a A* or A grade in at least one of their A Level subjects.

Among the top achievers this year were head girl, Grace Grimsey, and her deputies, Martha McHugh and Katie Steel who between them achieved 8 A*/As and one B.

Grace will now be heading off to Imperial College London to study biomedicine, Martha will be studying drama at Loughborough University and Katie is going to the Birmingham to study French and Spanish.

Gemma Ullyatt, who after achieving three A grades in maths, textiles and physics, will be going to the Exeter to study maths with finance.

Lucy Ilsley achieved an A* in textiles and two A grades in chemistry and maths. She will be going to Bucks New University to study an art foundation course before heading to university next year.

Lauren Mead has accepted a place at the Birmingham School of Acting to study drama after receiving three A grades in drama and theatre studies, English literature and sociology.

Headmistress, Helen Ness-Gifford said, "I am delighted that all our upper sixth girls have fulfilled their potential and gained places at their first choice of higher education institution.

"Every year I am extremely proud of the fact that we are able to offer such a rounded education in our sixth form which, as in previous years, is borne out in the breadth of subjects the girls are going on to study at a range of top universities and colleges all over the country.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate with our girls and their families today and wish them all well in the next stage of their education."