The highest achiever in the class of 2018 was Andras Droppa, who achieved eight grade 9s and two grade 8s. Principal Lyndsey Kane said: I am very proud of the achievements of the young people of Bideford College. I am really happy to see the efforts of the students and the staff being extrernally recognised. These results show yet again, that with hard work, determination and the right attitude, success is achievable. With the continuation of students achieving higher grades and the recent success of the sixth form students achieving 99 per cent pass rate in their A-levels, I very much look forward to seeing the students achieving even better results in the future. Other high achievers included Jack Berry, who got one grade 9, four 8s, two 7s and an A and B. Toby Evans achieved two grade 9s, three 8s, three 7s and one 6. Callan Macdonald, Axel Morgan, Will Lamanna, Curtis Wilford and Hannah Neve also achieved high numbers of grades 7, 8 and 9. Callan, who achieved a grade 9 in physics, said: I am so happy, Im going on to the sixth form to study physics and further maths and I want to go on to study physics at university. Axels top grade was a 9 in English Literature. He said he plans to go on to university after sixth form and is then considering joining the police as a diver. Alice Halfyard was one of the top improvers in the year, who exceeded her target grades. She said: I think I might stay and study maths, physics and engineering; Id like to go into engineering and am thinking about joining the RAF after university. Chloe Beer was another student among those who exceeded their target grades. She is going on to Petroc to sudy a level three BTech in dance and hopes to continue a career in performing. Other students who exceeded their target grades included Hannah Esau, Kornel Malinowski, Tom Picillo, Pheonix Eastman and Mirran Weir.