Weymouth College Students celebrate another great year of A Level success

August 18, 2016

Students and staff at Weymouth College are proudly celebrating another year of A Level success, as course results are published across the country today.

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This year, the College’s A Level students have achieved an outstanding overall A2 pass rate of 98%, demonstrating that the College continues to maintain an excellent level of performance alongside a strong national pass rate. In 22 out of 23 subjects at A2 a 100% pass rate was also recorded.

James Lee West achieved two As in Maths and Physics and a B in Chemistry. He has been offered a place at the University of Southampton to study Mechanical Engineering.

James said: “I really enjoyed my time at Weymouth College.  Everyone helped me so much and my tutors have been amazing.”

Callum Peden achieved an A* in Maths and B in both Physics and Further Maths and has been offered a place at Nottingham University to study Maths.

Siheon Choi from South Korea achieved an A* in Government and Politics and an A in both World Development and Geography.

Siheon – who has been offered a place at Kings College London to study International Relations – said:  “I am proud that I have finished my 2 years at Weymouth College so successfully.  All my tutors were resourceful and dedicated and helped me out with everything – both educational and personal.  I couldn’t be more grateful for their input. I’m really looking forward to taking up my place at Kings College – their International Relations course is one of the best in the world”.

Aiden Simpson from Bridport achieved A* in Creative Writing and English Literature and a B in Government and Politics.

 Emma Parker achieved an A in English Language B in Psychology and a C in Biology and has been offered a place at Plymouth University to study Midwifery.

Across the College, 248 students applied to university in 2016 with 96% of these students receiving offers from universities across the UK.

Of this year’s A Level cohort, 97% of students who applied were offered places at University.  With 58% of those students who applied to the elite Russell Group universities receiving offers.

The number of Access to Higher Education students receiving the offer of places at UK universities also saw an increase this year to 85% – confirming that the College continues to provide a variety of paths into Higher Education.

Weymouth College Principal and Chief Executive Nigel Evans said:

“I am extremely proud of all our A level students and the very strong results they have achieved this year. I wish them all the very best with their next career steps whether that be here at Weymouth College or elsewhere.  As always, this year’s A Level outcome is the result of committed and consistent hard work and I – together with every member of staff here at Weymouth College – couldn’t be more proud of what our students have achieved”.

Head of Sixth Form, Paul McArthur, said:

“Both students and staff have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results. All the staff involved wish all our students the very best of luck and every success with their future endeavours.”

For those students who didn’t receive the results they had planned for, the College’s Independent Advice and Guidance team were on hand to offer advice and support on next steps.

This guidance service is available to all local students – not just Weymouth College students.  So if students have any questions or would like some independent advice they can simply come in and have a chat with the team

The Independent Advice and Guidance Team are based at the Information Point in the Weymouth College reception and are available every weekday from 9.00am – 5.00pm to offer free and impartial careers advice.  No appointment necessary.