HUNDREDS of students across south Wiltshire are off to university after picking up their A-level results on Thursday morning.

A ONE-hundred per cent pass rate marked the best ever A-level results achieved at Avon Valley College.

Picking up A* to C grades were 64 per cent of the pupils and 25 per cent scored A*s and As.

Leading the way was Natasha George, who attained an A* in English, 2 A*s in performing arts, and an A in history.

She is now taking a gap year before applying for university next year.

Another standout performer was Ryan Kilburn, receiving two As and a B.

Head of sixth form Sue Lucas said: “Avon Valley College would like to congratulate all sixth form students on our best ever A-level results. We have a record number of students being accepted on university courses and would like to thank all students and staff for their continuing hard work.”

WELLINGTON Academy has surpassed last year’s A-level results with 70 per cent of pupils heading off to university next month.

A record number of 49 students – double the amount compared to last year – from its sixth form are making the next step to higher education, with six accepted at prestigious Russell Group universities.

Fifty eight per cent of students achieved A* to C grades and 100 per cent achieved A* to Es. And a 100 per cent pass rate in BTECs was attained.

Principal Michael Milner said: “I am delighted that so many of our hard-working students are going to be heading for university this year.

“These results demonstrate the potential there is at the Academy, not just at A and AS-levels but in applied subjects studied at BTEC, which we value highly for those students who prefer a more practical path.”

TEN teenagers from Bishop Wordsworth’s School are on their way to Oxford and Cambridge following top A-level results.

From the 149 pupils in Bishop’s Year 13, 70 per cent gained A* to B grades.

Headmaster Stuart Smallwood hailed his pupils’ achievements.

“It gives me a great deal of pleasure and much pride in seeing what our boys have achieved,” he said.

“And as usual there is a great deal of excitement in school at seeing another group of youngsters successfully on their way to study at some of the finest universities in the world.”

SEVENTY eight per cent of teenagers at South Wilts School achieved A*s, As and Bs in their A-levels.

A haul of A*s and As were recorded by 52 per cent of pupils, which was part of an overall pass rate of 99.5 per cent.

The school’s A Level success was matched at As-level as five students gained six A grades, ten got five As and an additional 25 had four As in various subjects.

“All our students, whether they have been at South Wilts for seven years or joined us in the sixth form, have achieved deservedly high levels of success,” headteacher Michele Chilcott. “This year’s tremendous results are a credit to the hard work and determination of students and staff and to the support of parents and friends of the school.”

ELATED girls at Godolphin School are celebrating after 90 per cent of pupils achieved A* to C grades in this year’s A-level results.

A third of the sixth form attained at least three A*s and A grades, and ten per cent achieved 4 A*s and As.

Headmistress Emma Hattersley said: “Each and every single pupil this year can be confident that the results they worked so hard for represent real achievement – and will give them a better, brighter start in life. Despite warnings from the Government and Ofqual that results will be significantly lower this year, we are thrilled with the achievements of the girls.

“These grades are a testament to the excellent teaching we provide at Godolphin and to the fact that the staff know the girls very well.”

The success was repeated at As-level, with a quarter of the group gaining three or more As.

A-Level results in full: A* - A Grades 46%, A* - B Grades 74%, A* - C Grades 90%, A* - D Grades 97%.

YEAR 13 students at Sarum Academy gained a 100 per cent pass rate in both A-levels and vocational subjects.

A third of pupils achieved A*s to Bs, and this autumn will see 75 per cent of teenagers – the academy’s highest ever total- go to university.

Deputy director of sixth form Gareth Jones said: “We have seen a huge rise in pupils aspiring to continue their studies to degree level, most pleasingly a number at prestigious Russell Group universities.

Principal Ruth Johnson added: “We are very proud what our pupils have achieved – well done to all of them.”