Students at Bideford College sixth form opened their A-level results this morning (Thursday)

Bideford College sixth form students Louis Woodward and Kirstyn Smith with their results. Picture: Matt SmartBideford College sixth form students Louis Woodward and Kirstyn Smith with their results. Picture: Matt Smart

Students at Bideford College were celebrating a year of great results this morning (Thursday), with 97 per cent of the college's 82 sixth formers achieving an overall pass.

There were also more top achievers, with the number of students getting an A or A* grade rising by almost 11 per cent compared to last year, with 22 per cent gaining the highest grades.

Among the outstanding performers were Ryan Edwards, who gained three A*s in information technology, media studies and psychology; Rachel Bailey and Louis Woodward, who both got A*s in biology and chemistry and an A in maths; and Hannah Cole, who got an A* in geography, A in psychology, B in health and social care and a C in biology.

Principal Lyndsey Kane said: "These results continue to reflect the hard work and determination of both staff and students at Bideford College.

Bideford College sixth form students Nancy Pennington and Amy Horrell with their results. Picture: Matt SmartBideford College sixth form students Nancy Pennington and Amy Horrell with their results. Picture: Matt Smart

"I am pleased to see that the sixth form at Bideford College continues to go from strength to strength, particularly the increase in higher grades.

"We have been working incredibly hard over the past 18 months to embed the cornerstones of high expectations, good behaviour, high aspiration and good teaching, which is supporting our journey towards outstanding progress for the young people of Bideford. Very well done to all our students and I wish you success in the next steps of your future."

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Executive principal Jack Jackson said: "These are excellent results and reflect the hard work of the students and staff involved, the significant improvement on previous years' performance suggests that it will not be long before Bideford College sixth form is the A-level provider of choice for North Devon."

Bideford College sixth form studentsNaomi Raymont, Joe Neve and Katie Norton with their results. Picture: Matt SmartBideford College sixth form studentsNaomi Raymont, Joe Neve and Katie Norton with their results. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford College sixth form students Morgan White and Chloe Lovlass with their results. Picture: Matt SmartBideford College sixth form students Morgan White and Chloe Lovlass with their results. Picture: Matt Smart

Bideford College sixth form students Liam Balsdon, John Downing and Nathan Wingfield with their results. Picture: Matt SmartBideford College sixth form students Liam Balsdon, John Downing and Nathan Wingfield with their results. Picture: Matt Smart