THE class of 2021 at Peter Symonds get their A-level results today – including 18 sets of twins – and the pass rate is staggering.

Figures show a pass rate for A levels of 99 per cent with over two-thirds of grades awarded (68 per cent) being at A*-B.

The rate for vocation courses is over 99 per cent, with 75 per cent of grades awarded at distinction or above.

Staff will be welcoming 18 sets of twins to the campus in Owens Road.

There were also 146 students awarded A* in Maths A level. Peter Symonds College is one of the largest centres for the subject.

Student Milosz Kowalski, who formerly attended Bitterne Park School, has been offered a place on the Human Social and Political Sciences course at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

He said: “As someone from a working-class, migrant background, it was sometimes difficult to see myself at Cambridge, but the supportive atmosphere at Symonds made me feel that truly anyone can succeed. The HE+ programme inspired me to go beyond the curriculum, a key aspect of my Cambridge application, while being surrounded by ambitious peers kept me motivated and engaged.

"Working hard during the pandemic was difficult, but having such a wonderful final goal in sight was extremely helpful."

A reporter will be at the college from 9.30am.