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Wakefield College students celebrate A Level success

Press Release A Level Results Day Further Education Sixth Form

A Level students from Wakefield College’s Sixth Form have once again shone after the class of 2016 achieved another strong set of results. Figures revealed last night showed an increase in the number of students studying A Levels and that the overall pass rate hit 97% for the third year running.

The number of students achieving A* grades increased in Business Studies and Psychology and there was 100% success for students taking Extended Projects. Overall students achieving A* - C grades was 56% with Government and Politics, Further Maths, and Computing leading the way with 100% of students achieving high grades. In addition to the A Level success, an impressive 63 BTEC Extended Diploma students achieved 3 Distinctions – with 14 completing the hat trick of 3 Distinction stars: the highest results possible 

This year the number of A Level subjects achieving a 100% pass rate increased to an impressive 16, including Art & Design, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Graphics, English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature, Film Studies, Further Maths, Government & Politics, History, ICT, Law, Mathematics and Media Studies.

A Level Film Studies achieved a 100% pass rate for the 13th consecutive year; Media Studies achieved 100% for the 12th year running, whilst English Literature hit the maximum rate for the 11th year in a row.

Natalie Day, a former student of Manor Croft Academy achieved a terrific two A* and an A, in Psychology, Sociology and Law. She beamed “I worked hard to get the grades and am delighted to be going to the University of Law in Leeds”. Anastasia Dennison was celebrating an A and two Bs in History, Politics and Geography and said, “Happy! I got into uni, so it’s all good!” And Grace Exley studying her first year of Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Spanish A Levels had a clean sweep of four A grades! She said, “I really enjoyed my first year, and although the new exams were a challenge the teachers have been really fantastic and I’m delighted.”

College Principal, Sam Wright, said, “We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students along with the high quality teaching and learning ethos that exists here at Wakefield College. I, along with all the senior team, would like to congratulate all our staff and students for their success.”

Assistant Principal, Tony Rex, said, “We are delighted that the first cohort of students to complete their first year of some of the new reformed A levels have built on the high standards achieved by their predecessors. It is clear that both they and their teachers have coped admirably with the reforms. Our students who have completed their A Levels this year can be very proud of all the hard work which has underpinned their success, and we wish them well in their future endeavours, with many taking up places at University.”


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DATE: 18 August, 2016

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