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Friends Jake Kneller and Rob Morris both secured places at Southampton University because of their A-level grades after studying at Matravers School, Westbury.

Jake, 18, got A*s in maths and psychics and a B in further maths. He will be studying aero and aeronautics.

He said: "I feel really good and it's a huge relief. I plan to go out celebrating with the lads tonight.

"I'd like to say a big thank you to all the teaching staff here who have supported me.

"I'm looming forward to the future and I want to go into a career designing F1 cars. Preferably for McLaren but any team would do."

Rob, 18, got an A* in photography and As in biology, geography and English literature.

He said: "It feels absolutely brilliant. I'm looking forward to celebrating today and then enjoying what the next four years will bring."

This year's the school's A-level pass rate was 99.4 per cent.