CONGRATULATIONS to all those who did well in their A level exams.

Dorset and New Forest schools have recorded some really positive results.

A number have reported an increase in the number of top A grades, bucking the national trend.

It’s testament to all the hard work that has been put in by students and teachers. We hope they celebrate their achievements and receive many plaudits for their results.

Many knock our current education system.

But today even the critics should applaud all the successes.