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Wakefield College celebrates A Level and BTEC results

Thursday, 15 August, 2019

A Levels A Level Results Day

Principal Sam Wright celebrates with some of the College's A Level students

A Level and BTEC students from Wakefield College are once again celebrating after the class of 2019 achieved another strong set of results.

Figures revealed last night showed students achieved an overall pass rate of 96% - the 16th year running the result has exceeded 95%. In addition to the A level success, an impressive 21 BTEC Extended Diploma students achieved three distinction stars – the highest results possible.

Amongst this year’s top achievers, Ella Street achieved A* (English Literature), A (English), B (History) to secure a place at the University of Oxford to study English.

Ella Wagstaff achieved A* (Sociology) A* (Psychology) A (Biology) and will be taking a gap year before going onto university.

Sixth Form student Kelsey Jones was also celebrating after she secured a place at Leeds Beckett University after gaining three straight A grades.

Commenting on her results, Ella Street said: “I’m over the moon with my results and can’t wait to start at the University of Oxford. I loved the teaching and support of my lecturers at Wakefield College and was challenged and pushed to improve all the time.”

This year saw 10 A Level subjects achieve a 100% pass rate, including Law, History, Geography, Computer Science, Chemistry, Film Studies and English Literature. Film Studies achieved 100% for the 16th consecutive year, whilst English Literature students attained the 100% mark for the 14th year running. An impressive 86% of A Level Law students achieved A*-C whilst in A Level English Literature, 73% of learners got the top marks.

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 that they continue to deliver great results for the College. Our Sixth Form offers a distinctive learning experience that provides a stepping-stone between school and university.

“Our students speak highly of the excellent working relationships they build with their teachers and I am confident this is a key factor in these tremendous results. I, along with all the senior team, would like to congratulate all our students and staff on their success.”

Head of A Levels, Sue Brown said: “This is the first year that all the A Level subjects are on the new tougher, two-year linear qualifications. Our learners have coped admirably with this extra pressure and worked incredibly hard once again to secure these great results. Many of our learners have now successfully secured places at some of the top universities across the country and are well on their way to realising their ambitions.”

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 15 August, 2019

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