STUDENTS at a top performing school in Portsmouth are celebrating good results in a tougher alternative to the A-level.
Portsmouth Grammar School boys and girls are among the first pupils in the region to have completed the international award, which offers a broader range of six subjects including a foreign language, maths and at least one science.
The 31 pupils achieved an average point score of 35 from a maximum of 45.
Among them is Daniel Frampton, 18, a former Mayfield student who qualified for free school meals.
He achieved 42 points out of a maximum of 45 and has won a place at Oxford to read history – making him the first person in his family to go to university.
He said: ‘I hope I have shown that it is possible to get a place at Oxford no matter where you come from.’
Headmaster James Priory added: ‘Pupils and staff have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results – we are very proud of them all.’