School's delight as a third of pupils score A* to B grades.
Pupils from Byron Sixth Form College in Peterlee have bee praised for their hardwork after the release of the latest A-level results.
School chiefs say a third of pupils achieves A*-B grades and almost 90% of students aiming to go into higher education won places at their university of choice.
A school spokesman said: "Congratulations to all students on achieving a positive set of outcomes at Post 16. This reflects the hard work over the past two years by students, staff and parents.
"Over 1/3 of students achieved A* - B grades.
"Once again our vocational courses have been extremely successful with almost all of our students achieving Distinction or Distinction* grades.
"Almost 90% of students opting for higher education have achieved places at their university of choice and we wish them all the best in the next stage of their education."