A-Level performances in Yorkshire have shown the biggest increase in the country.
The pass rate, for grades A* to E has risen 0.3% to 98%, which is now just 0.1% below the national average.
Greenhead College once again leads the way in Huddersfield with a pass rate of 99%, marginally better than last year.
The college continues to go from strength to strength in terms of results and numbers, with 1,018 students sitting A levels this summer, two thirds of whom achieved grades A* to B. Some 900 are going on to university.
Next year the college will expand to 2,300 students and has already received a record number of applications - 2,646 for 1,250 places.
Principal Anton McGrath said: “We are very please with the results. It is an outstanding achievement from students and a testament to them and the teaching staff, whose hard work has given the young people the opportunity to progress.”
Greenhead’s AS pass rate was 90%, which is again above the national average, and Mr McGrath describing this as ”a good platform” for A levels, but warned of challenges ahead with changes in the education system.
Batley Grammar School was celebrating the enviable record of 100% success in all subjects, with 41% of A* to B grades and 65% gaining A* to C. Top performers were Rachel Bocking, Scarlett Allen, Emily Hargreaves and Uthman Nurgat.
Headteacher Brigid Tullie said: “We are delighted that our students have done so well and that so many have secured places at the universities of their choice.
“The results are only part of the success story. This academic success has also been matched by equally outstanding performances out of the classroom.
“They have been exemplary role models for the younger age groups and we wish them well for the next stage in their lives and thank them for their contribution to the life of the school.”
Huddersfield New College were delighted that their class of 2015 achieved a 99% pass rate, well above the national average, with 40% achieving A* to B grades.
The college has been named the leading Sixth Form College in Yorkshire, The Humber and the North East for student achievement, and leaders are confident the good results will continue.
Further successes were an exceptional 100% pass rate for vocational A Levels and 90% at AS Level, and Jenny O’Sullivan became the college’s first Oxbridge student for eight years.
Principal Angela Williams said: “We’re absolutely delighted to see that our Advanced Level pass rates have been maintained at a very high level for the fourth year running.
“I would like to congratulate all our students on their superb results. They are richly deserved and a just reward for two years of dedicated hard work. And on behalf of our governors and our staff, I’d like to wish them all well for the future”.
Rastrick High School Sixth form celebrated its best-ever results. Headteacher Steve Evans said: “I am incredibly proud of our students; these results are simply superb and are testament to the students hard work and dedication throughout their two year post-16 studies.
“The excellent teaching and bespoke support provided by the school staff, coupled with the tireless support of parents, has been crucial in the school achieving its best ever A level and vocational results.”