A Level Results day: Pupils at South Hampstead High School do better than last year

Pupils at South Hampstead High School in Swiss Cottage are celebrating today after gaining some incredible A Level results.

The school has beaten its own record last year with 97 per cent of all exams taken resulting in A*s, As or Bs and 83 per cent in A*s and As.

Headteacher Jenny Stephens said: “I’m just thrilled with the girls, they have got wonderful results. They have all worked so hard and deserve this.”

Eva Sprecher, 18, from Kentish Town, got four A*s and secured a place at Oxford to read experimental psychology.

She said: “I am really surprised I wasn’t expecting it at all. I asked if it was a mistake.”

While fellow pupil Sophie Ross, from Finchley, got 3A*s and an A and will study classics at Oxford.

She said: “I am surprised but overjoyed. It was very hard but worth it.”