A-level results: Stockport pair are the A stars

Josh Travers and Felix McDermott

St Ambrose College Stockport high-flyers were reaching for the stars after another set of outstanding A-level results.

Josh Travers, 18, from Hazel Grove, got an A* and two A grades and will now study history at Oxford.

Earlier this year Josh won a national competition for his essay on the history of the House of Commons.

Felix McDermott, 18, from Cheadle Hulme, got three A grades and will study chemistry at Bristol hoping to work in innovative drug trials.

Nearly 69% of all grades were at A* to B at the top Hale Barns Catholic grammar school, with a 100% pass rate and the vast majority of students now able to go up to their chosen university to study their preferred courses.

St Ambrose College Principal James Keulemans said: “These exceptional results are not achieved by luck but very much by design with the hard work of pupils and teachers reaping rewards over many years of study.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Josh and Felix and we know they will go on to make significant contributions to our society.”