A student from Burton was among the top achievers in her A-level results at privately-run Derby High School and has successfully secured her place to study medicine at university.
Eighteen-year-old Ashmal Quamar got an outstanding A-star in biology along with three As in chemistry, maths and French and will go on to study medicine at the University of Birmingham next month.
Ashmal said she had been inspired to follow the medical career path after undertaking work experience at Burton Queen's Hospital.
She said: "I was up really early in case I had to go through clearing as I wasn't that confident. My exams went okay but I thought I might have messed up a few papers which might bring my grade down.
"I had even thought about taking a gap year if I didn’t get the grades so this is just a massive relief. I've managed to switch off over the summer but I have been feeling nervous over the last few days.
"I knew it was what I wanted to do after my GCSEs and my work experience helped with that. "I'm just so relieved that I’m going to be studying medicine and I’ll be at my first choice university, too."
Ashmal is one of the top achievers at Derby High School, in Hillsway, Derby, where students achieved impressive A-level grades with a 100 per cent pass rate across all subjects.
A total of 67 per cent of all grades achieved were at A-star to B, with students securing prestigious university places to study a wide variety of subjects, including medicine, law and languages.
The results come after British teenagers across the country received their A-level results on Thursday, August 17.
The country saw some of the best A-level results for several years, despite the introduction of tougher exams in England that seemed to lower grades in popular subjects such as the sciences.
Local schools such as de Ferrers Academy and Pingle Academy also celebrated A-level success with a large proportion of students exceeding the grades needed to attend university.