There were shrieks of joy and a sea of smiling faces as students picked up their at South Downs College.
The college has a 99 per cent pass rate for its A-levels, with 41 per cent of students attaining the highest graders A* to B.
Jumping for joy was Ashlee-Rose Brisley, 18, from Chichester, who has been juggling her studies with being a model and taking part in three beauty pageants.
She is now going to study at the London College of Fashion after getting three A* grades in media, film and drama and theatre.
She said: ‘I think there are only 25 spaces for Europeans so I am really happy.
‘I actually want to cry.
‘I can’t stop smiling.’
Lyn Surgeon, principal of South Downs College, said: ‘We are delighted more students have achieved three or more A grade A-levels and our AS level high grades have also improved.’
She added: ‘This is a tremendous achievement for our students and will mean they are able to progress to university or directly into their chosen profession.’