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Weymouth College celebrates students’ A Level success

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

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 19 out of 21 subjects at A2 a 100% pass rate was also recorded.

On several courses, including AS World Development, AS Photography, AS Art and a range of other subjects, students achieved a 100% pass rate.

Jonathan Chant achieved an A in Creative Writing, B in English Literature and a C in English Language and has gained a place at the University of York studying Philosophy/Linguistics.

Robyn Parker achieved B’s in Psychology and Biology and will be studying Medical Genetics at Swansea University.

Claudia Lawton achieved A* in both Geography and World Development

Maddie Vincent achieved an A in Government and Politics and Law and a B in Psychology and will be studying Law (International Legal Studies) at the University of Southampton.

Across the College, 254 students applied to university in 2017 with 96% of these students receiving offers from universities across the UK.

Of this year’s A Level cohort, 100% of students who applied were offered places at University.  With 75% 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 93% – 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.  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.  I wish them all the very best with their next career steps whether that be here at Weymouth College or elsewhere”.

Head of Sixth Form, Paul McArthur, said:

“Both staff and students have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results. A Levels are currently undergoing a large amount of change nationally and the College has responded in a very positive way. All the staff involved wish all our students the very best of luck and every success with their future endeavours.”

For students who require additional advice following results today, the College’s Independent Advice and Guidance team are 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 – 4.40pm to offer free and impartial careers advice.  No appointment necessary.


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