Witham Sixth Form students are looking to the future this morning after picking up their A-Level results.

The results saw the college record a slight increase in how many students secured A* to C grades or a Distinction* to Pass compared to last year.

A total of 55 percent of the students achieved the grades at the combined Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy college while last year it was 53 percent.

Many of the students are now set to go onto apprenticeships, into work or to university places.

Debbie Kershaw, the director of Witham Sixth Forms, said: "This is a wonderful cohort of students who have been at the forefront of evolving the provision at Witham Sixth Forms into a new era.

"We pride ourselves on offering the correct courses for the young people of Witham to ensure they are well equipped for the next stage in their lives.

"These results will see our students accessing the right universities, apprenticeships or employment for them which is one of our core aims."

All of the students at the colleges who took art, business, health and social care and sport managed to achieve top grades of A* to C, or equivalent.

Students collected their A-level results at the Witham Sixth Forms centre, at New Rickstones Academy, in Conrad Road, this morning.

It was the second set of results issued since major changes were brought in by the government to a range of subjects.