THERE were cheers all round at Bideford College this morning as students collected their A Level results.
Teenagers at the college were waiting anxiously to tear open their white envelopes to read their results from earlier examinations.
The college organised a breakfast for staff and students as part of the results celebrations including cupcakes and pastries.
Friends Adam Crowther and Poppy Flaxman were pleased with their results.
Adam got an A in English literature and a B in geography and a B in history.
He said: “I am a little bit shocked to be honest. For the last four weeks I just pushed the results to the back of my mind.
“I couldn’t eat anything before getting my results.”
Adam will be studying anthropology at the London School of Economics.
Poppy got an A* in English literature, an A in history and an E in French.
She said: “I feel like I am all over the place. The English results were the best thing.
“English is my passion, it is my life. I am in my top choice of university.
“I have been at this school for seven years and I have seen it grow so much. Leaving will be weird.”
Poppy will be studying English literature at Winchester University.
Connor Allsop and Chloe Lott were also pleased with their grades.
Chloe got an A* in travel tourism, a C in English language and a D in French.
She said: “I am very surprised. I did a lot better than I was expecting.
“I am really relaxed now, I was really stressed around exam time.
“I am looking forward to meeting new people at university and to build up a career in what I am studying.”
Chloe will be going to Plymouth University to study tourism management.
Connor got three Cs in physics, maths and ICT. He said: “I am a little disappointed with my ICT result but surprised with the physics and maths results.
“I haven’t seen any tears so it is nice to see everyone got what they wanted. I will miss the people here.”
Connor will be going to Gloucestershire University to study forensic computing.
Devon Murdoch and Emily Smale will be going to Petroc to study for a teaching assistant diploma.
Emily got a C in biology, C in psychology and a D in environmental studies.
She said: “I am pleased, I did better than I thought I would.”
Devon got a D in maths and an E in psychology. She said: “I am happy, they could have been better but then they could be worse. I am happy I got a grade.”