STUDENTS across the Bradford district were celebrating yesterday after this year’s A Level results were revealed.

Records tumbled around the district, with lots of teenagers achieving strong results setting them up for the next steps in their lives, whether that be university, apprenticeships or work.

High pass rates were recorded all over the district, with Bradford Grammar School and Craven College both achieving 100 per cent pass rates.

Bingley Grammar recorded a 99.5 per cent pass ate, Woodhouse Grove School got 99 per cent, and Beckfoot School in Bingley’s pass rate was almost 98 per cent.

There were large numbers of As and A*s all over the district, with lots of students heading off to study all over the country from Oxford and Cambridge to places as far as Bristol and Dundee as well as the University of Bradford, Bradford College and other local institutions.

Nationally, the number of A*s and As awarded rose to 26.4 per cent, but the overall pass rate dropped 0.3 per cent to 97.6 per cent.

One success story is Umayah Tahsin, an assisted place student at Bradford Grammar.

Umayah, from Shipley, scored two A*s and two As, and said she was “over the moon” to get the results.

“She said: “I’m amazed and so happy. I’m going on to study Computer Science and would love to have a career in Cyber Security.

“My degree includes an apprenticeship which I feel will give me a competitive advantage in the field, with real hands-on learning.”

Ben Longfield, from Burley-in-Wharfedale, will be reading Chemistry at Jesus College, Oxford, in September after achieving three A*s and one A, and said he was “so happy” to get the result.

At Bradford College, Aidan Johnson is going to the University of Edinburgh to study Astrophysics after receiving an A and two Bs.

Aidan, 18, from Bierley, said: “I feel really happy to have got into my first choice university and my dream course.

“I have always been interested in space and loved sci-fi as a kid and have grown up loving Brian Cox documentaries.”

Jakub Pelka, 20, is heading to Goldsmiths in London to study International Relations with Chinese after securing a B and two Cs at Bradford College.

Jakub, who moved to the UK aged 15, said: “I want to be a politician so I thought international relations would be a good subject to study.

“Studying Chinese as well means I will get to spend a year in China and learn another language which I am very excited about.”

Councillor Imran Khan, executive member for education, said: “While it is too early to get an overall picture of how the district has done, following on from last year’s success we hope to see further improvement this year.

“We have seen many outstanding results from students across the district including our looked after children who have gained some great results.

“Congratulations to each and every one of those young people on reaching this point after years of hard work by them and the dedicated staff in schools across the district, not forgetting the crucial support given by families.”