Students in Bideford have been waking up this morning (Thursday) to find out if they got into their top choice of university.

Students across North Devon are celebrating this morning (Thursday) after picking up their A-Level results.

At Bideford College, the 117 sixth form students achieved a 97 per cent overall pass rate.

And of that, 89 students were awarded either an A or A*, and the amount of students achieving A*-B rose by almost 10 per cent.

Top results included Millie Sutherland O’Gara with two A*s, and Libbie Willis, who gained straight As in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

Libbie, who got into Imperial College to study medicine, said: “I was really nervous but I am so relieved now.”

Principal Lyndsey Kane said: “These results are particularly encouraging given that the Year 13 cohort was much larger this year than that seen previously.

“I am really pleased to see the sixth form at Bideford College continues to go from strength to strength.

“We have been working incredibly hard over the past seven months to put in place the cornerstones of high expectations, good behaviour, high aspiration and good teaching, which will underpin our journey towards outstanding progress for the young people of Bideford.”