VIDEO: All smiles as students from QEGS are top of the A-Level class

It was all smiles at Horncastle’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School this morning (Thursday) as students celebrated their impressive A-Level results.

Envelopes were ripped open just after 8am as headteacher Heather Payne and other members of staff were on hand to offer congratulations to sixth-formers.

Head girl Jasmine Roberts (centre, front row) celebrates her results with other QEGS' students

Head girl Jasmine Roberts (centre, front row) celebrates her results with other QEGS' students

Head Girl Jasmine Roberts was one of the first to pick up her results and was delighted as she obtained two A’s and and A* in geography to secure a place at the London School of Economics.

Jasmine said: “I’m really pleased. It’s been hard work but it’s paid off.

“It will be sad to leave all my friends behind but I’m looking forward to a new challenge.”

Jasmine was full of praise for the school, as was Head Boy Alby Brennan who will be heading off to Cambridge University to study German.

He said: “I’ve been at QEGS since year seven and the school has been absolutely brilliant.

“I’ve met some lifetime friends here and I’ll definitely keep in touch.”

Jasmine and Alby were quick to criticise claims in some quarters that A-Levels are too easy.

Jasmine said: “The exams were difficult and I’m just pleased that most people (at the school) seem to have got the grades they wanted.”

Traditionally, QEGS is one of Lincolnshire’s top performing schools.

*Full story and more photos on next week’s Horncastle News.