Sixth form students at Bideford College have had plenty to celebrate as they opened their A-level results this morning (Thursday).

Bideford College A-level students Amy Seaman and Claire Sheppard. Picture: Matt SmartBideford College A-level students Amy Seaman and Claire Sheppard. Picture: Matt Smart

There was a 99 per cent overall pass rate for the 79 A-level students who studied at the college, and more than 40 per cent of entries were awarded grades from A* to B.

Among the top performers at the school were twins Nathan and Sam Turner, who between them were awarded two distinction*, one A*, four As and a B.

Isaac Crowther gained an A* in economics and A’s in both maths and geography, Amy Seaman who gained A grades in English literature, geography and history and Aaron Lott who gained a distinction* in engineering and A grades in product design and maths.

“I’m feeling really happy,” said Amy.

Bideford College A-level student Aaron Lott was one of the sixth forms top performers. Picture: Matt SmartBideford College A-level student Aaron Lott was one of the sixth forms top performers. Picture: Matt Smart

“I’m glad all this hard work is over now and I can focus on that next step, which is university.”

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

“I am really pleased to see that the sixth form at Bideford College continues to go from strength to strength, particularly the continued increase in the higher grades and the fact that the improvements are being sustained.

“We have been working incredibly hard over the past two years 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.

“I am so very pleased for all of our students and I wish them every success in the next steps of their future.”