STUDENTS at Churchill Academy & Sixth Form have done well in their A level results, despite the "unprecedented turmoil surrounding education."

Students collected their results today from the Winscombe academy (Thursday, August 17).

Many received the grades they need to pursue their goals.

Stan Hemmings achieved four A* and will be going on to study Mathematics at Durham University.

Stan said: “I’m really pleased, and looking forward to starting university.”

Meanwhile, James Dams and Dan Winterton both achieved three A* and one A and will be going to Warwick to study Computer Science and Mathematics.

Peter Skeen, also achieving three A* and one A, will be going to Cambridge to study Engineering.

Congratulations also goes to Callum Bonetti, Emma Cekaj, Reuben Dean, Haydn Greaves, Levi Gunyits, Maisie Holland, Lily Murphy, Anna Papasouliotis, Finlay Perham, Alex Phillips, Charlotte Smith, and Jwala Vincent who all achieved three A or A* grades in their A levels.

Some students will be starting on apprenticeships and other training routes instead of university, as well as embarking on gap years to build on their life experience.

North Somerset Times: Many must feel relieved.Many must feel relieved. (Image: Churchill Academy & Sixth Form)

Some of the courses students have taken up include Chemical Engineering, Sport and Exercise Science, Geophysics, Popular Music Performance and Songwriting, Medicine, Midwifery, Anthropology and Forensic Science.

Headteacher, Chris Hildrew, said: “I’m delighted that our Sixth Form students have done so well in their exams.

"With the unprecedented turmoil surrounding education during the last few years, it’s testament to our students’ resilience and determination that they’ve achieved such fantastic results.

"They are leaving us to pursue the next stage in their journey on the right pathway for each of them, and we couldn’t be prouder of them.”

A spokesperson from the academy added: We’re pleased to see excellent results in Fine Art, Law, and Economics as well as applied subjects including science and health and social care, demonstrating the breadth of the curriculum on offer at Churchill."

North Somerset Times: The teachers are incredibly proud.The teachers are incredibly proud. (Image: Churchill Academy and Sixth Form)

If you didn't get the grades you needed, don't worry. 

Dr Nick Smith, course director and founder of The Oxford Open Learning Trust, has shared some words of wisdom on what to do next.

He said: "Many institutions will still be accepting students, so have a look on the UCAS website or give them a quick call to check if your course is on offer elsewhere."