CHESHAM Grammar School celebrated a record number of students being accepted into Oxford and Cambridge Universities as they picked up their A Level results this morning.

There was a sharp increase in the number of students at the White Hill school successfully making it onto courses to study medicine and law.

Head Boy Ben Sweetman was one of them, achieving A*s in biology and chemistry and an A in physics to study medicine at Nottingham.

He said: "I think the results have sunk in, but maybe not the fact I'm going to Nottingham. All the hard work's paid off.

"One of the exams I came away from feeling I hadn't done well, so this is a relief."

Not to be outdone the school's Head Girl Alice Benton scooped three A grades in music, English and history and will be studying music at Durham.

Sarah-Anne Giles will be studying law at Cambridge after receiving an A* in French and A grades in English literature, politics and economics.

She said: "I was really nervous and didn't really sleep last night, but I can start enjoying the rest of the summer now.

Pupils came into the school extra early at 8am in order to come and collect their results.

Headmaster Philip Wayne said: "Another excellent set of results for Chesham Grammar School students. As usual we have some phenomenal individual achievements and the vast majority of our students will be attending their first choice university.

"I would like to congratulate our students on their achievements and thank our teachers for their hard work in supporting them in their success."

Meanwhile Ben Atkins achieved two Bs and an A in his AS Levels despite taking the exams while undergoing chemotherapy treatment.