Wiltshire Council says early indications from schools and other providers suggest there have been some very good results with many students doing exceptionally well.

Richard Gamble, cabinet member for schools, said: “Congratulations to all those who have received their A-level results today and I am really pleased that many students have done so well.

“These results demonstrate that these students studied extremely hard and it is a tribute to the support and guidance they have received from their teachers, lecturers and those around them, all of which will have contributed to this success.”

And Carolyn Godfrey, corporate director of Children's Services, said: “There are some very good individual and school results and the achievements of many young people has contributed to this picture.

"The hard work and perseverance of students is reflected in these results and are also a credit to the teachers and lecturers in schools and colleges who have supported them in securing their achievements.”

There is a range of support on hand for young people who may require further advice and guidance regarding their next steps.

The schools, Wiltshire College and the UCAS helpline all have advisers and a wide range of information on hand to support young people.

Wiltshire Council’s Your Choices website gives advice and support post 16 and right up to university www.wiltshirechoices.org.uk/

The Work Wiltshire website gives detail on the support available to help young people gain the skills and knowledge necessary to make a successful transition from schools into further education, training or employment at www.workwiltshire.co.uk/help/wiltshire-skills-4-success/