Around 280,000 students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland collected their A-level results on Thursday after sitting the exams this year.
Despite the national pass rate falling slightly compared to last year, Hampshire students were celebrating a good year.
In total, there were 838,798 entries for exams and the overall pass rate nationally was 98% - 0.1% down on last year, the first time it has fallen since 1982.
But 8.2% were awarded an A*, up 0.6% on last year, and 26% scored at least an A grade, down 0.3% on 2013.
Boys outperformed girls nationally at A* grade for the third year running.
The most popular subject this year was maths, taken by 88,816 students, followed by English with 85,336 entries.
A record 396,990 undergraduates have had places confirmed at UK universities so far, up 3% on last year. For the first time this year, the total number of people going to university could top half a million, according to the admissions service Ucas.