THERE were smiles of joy as pupils opened their results at Bay House School and Sixth Form, in Alverstoke.
The school in Gomer Lane allowed students to pick up their results at 8.30am.
Twin sisters Alison and Catherine Bowden, 18, from Laurel Gardens, Locks Heath were equally pleased with their results.
Both sisters will now be going to university, only in different counties as Alison will be studying Law and Politics at Cardiff University and Catherine will be studying Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London.
Catherine, who got an A* in Biology and two As in Maths and Physics, said: ‘I’m still in shock really.’
Alison, who got two As in English Lit and History and a B in Politics, said: ‘I’m really pleased, I can’t wait for university but I am a bit scared as she won’t be there.’
Catherine said: ‘That’s the scary part.’
It will be the first time that the girls have lived apart.
Also celebrating success was Nathan Davies, 18, from Bridgemary, who got some of the best results at Bay House.
Nathan got A* in Graphics and As in Physics, Maths and Business.
He said: ‘I’m very happy, I got my first choice. I can’t wait, the two years seems worth it now.’
He will now be going to Bath University to study Architecture.
His friend Rushabh Amin, 19, was also pleased to be going to university as he had to resit last year to get the grades.
Rushabh, from Alverstoke, will now go to Surrey University to study Physics.
He said: ‘It’s been ridiculously hard. I would like to be a theoretical scientist so it was important. I’m very happy.’
The school achieved an 89 per cent pass rate and 65 per cent of students got an A* to B grade.