DUDLEY A level students achieved an almost perfect pass rate which their tutors say makes them a class apart.

Bishop Milner Catholic school in Burton Road recorded a 98 per cent pass rate with 73 per cent of grades at a C or above and 45 per cent at A* to B.

Headteacher Steve Haywood said: "The results were extremely pleasing and with the number of top grades up on last year, we are comparable to the very best given we have a fully comprehensive post-16 intake."

Meanwhile students at Dudley College registered a 100 per cent rate in 20 of the 24 subjects taught at the Ednam Road A level campus.

Dudley College principal Lowell Williams said: “Today’s results are an indication of the value the new Dudley Sixth dedicated A level facility has brought to our students. Our investment in the purpose built development that opened last September has paid off, and we are confident that the quality and results of our A level provision will go from strength to strength.

“Everyone at the college would like to congratulate our A level students and hope their time at Dudley College and Dudley Sixth has given them a solid foundation on which to build a successful future and career.”