A LEVEL students across Basildon, Wickford and Billericay were jumping for joy when they celebrated their results.

A Level results day on Thursday was a culmination of two, and in some cases three years of hard work to achieve their next steps of going to university, into apprenticeships or work.

One of the high performing schools this year was Beauchamps High School in Beauchamps Drive, Wickford.

Mat Harper, headteacher at Beauchamps congratulated his pupils for a hugely successful year.

He said: “The vast majority of students attained grades which ensured that they could move on to their first choice of university and many of the top performers are off to some of the best universities in the country. Others have secured apprenticeships and their dream jobs.

“Congratulations to all of our successful students who have worked so hard over the years. Also thanks to the staff for their efforts and inspiration and to the parents for their continued support.” Other schools in Basildon and Billericay that performed well included Mayflower High School in Stock Road, Billericay, Basildon Upper Academy in Wickford Avenue, Pitsea and The Bromfords School in Grange Avenue, Wickford.

Martin Coulson, who became headteacher at Bromfords in 2017, said: “We are delighted to see so many of our students succeeding in gaining access to their first choice destination next year, whether this is at university, a professional apprenticeship or the workplace.”

Lee Brumby headteacher at Mayflower, said: “It is with pride that we send our congratulations to all our students and wish them every success for the future. We will continue to deliver exemplary standards and outstanding results in the Sixth Form at Mayflower High School.”