A-Level students success
This years A-Level students have been rewarded for their hard work, energy and commitment with a 98 per cent success rate* for exams in 2012.
The results featured a 100 per cent pass rate (A* to E grades) for students taking A-Level exams in 18 subjects including Chemistry, English Language and Literature, Maths and Law. At 45 per cent, the numbers achieving the highest grades - that’s A*, A or B - were the best on record for students at the College.
College Principal, Teresa Kelly, has said: “Congratulations to our A- Level students who have achieved a record breaking percentage of high grades this year. Our overall 98% success rate is recognition of the hard work, energy and commitment of our students and the outstanding support they receive from staff. Congratulations also to our BTEC Extended Diploma students, in particular those who achieved straight Distinctions.”
Among the Abingdon and Witney College A-Level students celebrating are:
· Yasmin Jehanli, aged 18, from Abingdon who achieved an A in Business, B in Maths and in Biology and an A* in her Extended Project, and is going on to study Management Sciences at Loughborough University. Yasmin says: “I’m so happy and relieved with the grades I’ve got and especially to be going to Loughborough. I feel that all the work I’ve put in over the last two years has paid off.”
· Stephanie Corfield (18) from Littlemore achieved an A in Accounting and a B in Maths and in Sociology, and is going to Edinburgh University to study Accounting and Finance. She says: “I’m really happy with my results as I did better than expected. Now I’m just looking forward to uni life and I’m so excited to have got into the University I wanted.”
· Will Clinker (18) from Wantage achieved a B in Photography and in Film Studies and a C in Graphics, and is going to Southampton University to study Animation and Special Effects. He says: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at college, and I feel my grades strongly reflect the help and guidance my tutors gave to me. I am looking forward to heading off to university and working towards a career in the film industry.”
· Juliette Little (19) from Hagbourne near Didcot, achieved B in Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Accounting and a C in Maths, and will study Primary School Teaching at Oxford Brookes University. She says: “I am really pleased with my results as I have done better than expected. My tutors have really helped me achieve these grades which I would like to thank them for. I am so excited to be going to University and work towards my future career.”