STAFF at Sir John Talbot's sixth form are celebrating another year of successful A-Level results, despite the challenges incurred by Covid-19.

Students at the school have seen their hard work rewarded with nearly half of all students being awarded at least one A* to B.

Michelle Jones, head of sixth form said students fully deserved their success.

"These students have formed an exceptional year group throughout their time at Sir John Talbot's and thoroughly deserve the success," she said.

"They have gone onto create a thriving sixth form community alongside the positive contribution of students that joined from other schools."

Students have built their resilience for what is to follow and are excitedly looking forward to studying at a range of prestigious institutions including Birmingham, Lancaster and Liverpool.

Subjects they will be studying include Engineering, Biomedicine, Maths, Policing and Nursing.

Ethan Smith attained As and Bs, but said he was worried about the result with the changes to how grades are calculated.

"My results were largely what I expected," he said. "But it's been a bit nervous waiting.

"When you do an exam you have a concrete result, but with the way it was calculated this year there was some uncertainty.

"I struggle with exams though, so coursework was better for me.

"I'm going to take a gap year out after that I am going to Aberystwyth University to do micro biology."

Top performer Bronwyn Poole meanwhile said she was off to study mechanical engineering at Birmingham University after attaining two As and a B.

And Abbie Sandland is off to Manchester to undertake a foundation course.

Head of School for Sir John Talbot's, Tim Stonall, said the results showed the student's commitment.

"The sudden start to lockdown was particularly hard to take for some of our students who were completely focused on proving themselves in the summer exams," said Tim.

"The results students are receiving today should be seen as a mark of their commitment towards academic excellent during their time with us in the sixth form and the strong relationships they have established with the staff.

"Our staff will be now continue to work with every student to ensure they are equipped for the next steps on their journey.

"We wish all of our students every future success and I am pleased we have been able to support them within our sixth form community."