STUDENTS across Herefordshire are collecting their exam results today.

Despite the difficulties and challenges of the past eighteen months, the Year 13 students at John Masefield Sixth Form (JM6) received another year of outstanding A Level results

Notable results include:

Ella Lipscomb A*A*A*A*

Daniel James A*A*A*

Jess Schofield A*A*A*

Joseph Fisher A*A*A

Gemma Clarke A*A*A

Chad Warren A*A*A

Lucy French A*AA

Lexie Henry A*A*A

Ella Smith A*AB

Once again the vast majority of students will go on to their first choice universities, which include Exeter, Warwick, Loughborough, Birmingham, Durham and the East 15 School in London.

Students have also been successful in gaining excellent apprenticeships in surveying, cyber security and a degree apprenticeship with Ford.

Mark Hawksworth, head of Sixth Form said “We are extremely proud of the ongoing success of our students and Sixth Form.

"Through the resolve, hard work and focus of our students, and the excellent teaching and dedication from John Masefield teachers, our young people have once again secured some amazing results and look set to have superb futures.

"Parent will be reassured that even in such trying times we are delivering on our JM6 motto of ‘ Supporting Great Futures’"

Elswhere, Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre reported outstanding results and achievement this summer.

There are many individual success stories from our Year 13 cohort, with students progressing to university study, apprenticeships, directly into work, as well as students undertaking adventurous gap years.

Acting Principal Mr Phillips said: "We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year.

"We have a consistent message to our students that hard work always pays off, and this is truly reflected in the results of our students this year.

"Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.

"I would like to thank all members of our school community for their continued support."

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards.

The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.