Further evidence of the Year 13 graduates’ hard work and determination is that A* to B grades improved by an impressive 24%, and A* to C grades also improved by 13% on last year.

After excelling in their A Levels, the students have opened the door to some of the best higher education institutions around the world.

Many (24%) are leaving Nobel Algarve with the coveted three or more A* or A grades and are now off to their first-choice universities. 21% of our exam entries were awarded the highest grade of A* compared to the UK average of 14.6%, while 60% of students at Nobel Algarve achieved at least one A grade (compared to the UK average of 36%).

Nobel Algarve’s Head of School, Abi Lewis, was delighted, saying: “These results are a testament to our wonderful students who have worked so hard, under what we know have been extreme circumstances, to achieve these impressive results.”

“An outstanding education is more than just exam results; our broad and balanced curriculum goes beyond the purely academic. We encourage our students to build a deeper experience of the world. But the cornerstone of our business here is to prepare students for international higher education, furnished with choices and courageous enough to take them.”

There are also several individual success stories to highlight amid the resounding outcome, among them is Maria Zhan, who was this year listed on the Globeducate Roll of Honour.

Maria joined Nobel Algarve, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, in Year 6, and in that time has excelled academically. More broadly, she is also described by her peers as a keen musician and a kind and popular student. Maria achieved 4 A* grades in her A-Levels this summer and can now take up her first-choice university in London, King’s College to study Biomedical Science.

Also of note, among the straight-A students, were Nobel Algarve’s Head boy, Gabriel Khaled Idriss, who gained two A* and one A; Maena Marie Adjoba Leray, who achieved three A* and one A, and Alice Tomé Lehodey, who got four A. Carlota Goncalves, who achieved one A* and two A, has secured a place at Imperial College London, and Maya Soares Archer, who also gained one A* and two A, will be going on to study at Bristol University.