IT was another summer of success for Taunton School who reported a stunning set of exam results.

An impressive 83% of sixth form students achieved A* to C grades across A-level and International Baccalaureat results combined.

Headmaster Dr John Newton said he was pleased to be building on the school’s top results for Taunton in the Government’s January league tables, but added: “It’s not all about league tables and not all about a fine set of results, but enrichment and preparation for life.

“This is something a school like Taunton can provide, and was called for recently by leaders of industry and commerce.”

Head of sixth form Mike Cook said: “A higher proportion of students than normal have achieved the grades needed to allow them to take up offers at their first choice universities.”

Four aspiring medics were among those who recorded “remarkable” results last week.

Two sixth formers, Georgie Hulse and Charlie Gamble, obtained outstanding grades and will now study medicine.

Alice Kay and Alex Willes were similarly successful and will now go on to study veterinary science.

The world-recognised International Baccalaureate also saw notable success at Taunton School with 78% of students achieving scores equivalent to A*/B at A-level.

Top marks went to Luciann Blake, of Taunton, who recorded 44 points – only one off the maximum.

The result puts her in the top 1% worldwide and is equivalent to A*A*A*A* at A-level and A at AS-level.

Luciann, who is going on to study human, social and political science at Cambridge, said: “I’m so pleased with my score – I can’t believe it.”