PRAISE was levied on members of Barrow’s Sixth Form College whose work was judged as being the top of the class during the 1990’s A-level testing.

Under the headline ‘Brains of Barrow’, The Mail reported that the college had recorded some of its best-ever results – well above the national average.

It meant that more students than ever would be going on to university or polytechnic from Barrow that year, much to the delight of the college and their teachers.

Over joyed and supportive college principal David Heaton stated: “It’s marvellous.

“I am very, very pleased.

“The pass rate is well above the national average.”

One hundred and ten of the 180 students who took A-levels that year would ended up achieving their goals and reached higher education.