CELEBRATIONS got underway at SRC Bede Sixth Form yesterday as the college achieved a 98.4 per cent A level pass rate.

Results saw the Billingham college achieve 100 per cent pass rates in 18 out of 25 subjects.

Pass rates at AS level reached 88.3 per cent while BTEC results were outstanding with 53 per cent of students reaching distinction and higher.

Rick Wells, director of SRC Bede Sixth Form, said: “I am extremely pleased with the very strong performance of our students again this year.