ONE Carmel College student collected an incredible six A* A-Level grades last week.
Brainy Paul Swift, of Eccleston (pictured right), scored the top grade in physics, chemistry, biology, maths, further maths and general studies.
The 18-year-old ex De La Salle pupil is now set to study natural sciences at Cambridge University.
He told the Reporter: “I’m absolutely ecstatic with my results. Normally students drop at least one of their subjects but I decided to carry on with all six - and I’m glad I did now.
“I thought I had run out of time in the general studies exam so I was a bit surprised to get an A* in that and my family are all delighted for me.
“I’m going to be studying a mixture of physics, chemistry and maths at university, but will probably specialise in physics.
“I might go into something like aviation in the future.”
Meanwhile, principal Rob Peacock hailed 2011 as Carmel College’s best ever results.
He said: “I think this year is definitely a step change for us. Our results have been very strong in recent years too, but this year there’s been a four or five per cent increase in the number of A* to B grades.
“The students and staff have worked very hard for this and I’m anticipating this trend continuing in the years to come.
“I’d like to say congratulations to our pupils for the excellent results and wish them all the best of luck for the future.”
RIGHT: Students at Sutton Academy