Today, 16 to 18-year-old students around the country found out the results of their A Level exams.
At New College this year, the overall pass rate was 98% with 1,520 successful exam entries.
29 students received three A grades or more, however, one student managed to obtain five A* grades: Natalia Arcuichiewicz.
She said: “Obviously I’m ecstatic, a little surprised as I didn’t think I’d get 5 A*s. I’m just overjoyed! The hard work has finally paid off and has made the many years of study count. I’m still a little shocked if I’m honest”
40 A Level subjects had a 100% pass rate including a range of sciences, languages, histories, English, and media courses.
With the Government’s continuing emphasis on the importance of English and Maths, it’s good to report that 251 students sat for English and Maths A-levels with a pass rate of 97%.
New College is predicting that, once again, a high number of students will gain university places following these results. Last year, 602 New College students gained places at university and other higher education providers.
New College Principal, Graham Taylor, said: “These fantastic A Level and BTEC vocational results really are a credit to the talented and hardworking learners we have at New College and a tribute to the efforts and support of all of our teaching and support staff.”
“We are so proud of the achievement of these students, especially at a time when young people are competing so hard for places at university or in employment. These results, plus the additional opportunities that have been available to them at New College, will stay with them whichever career path they choose to go down.”
“It’s great to see another large number of Higher Education applications this year, with over 629 students applying.”
Swindon 24 are excited to reveal that our community reporter also achieved a B grade in creative writing and a pass in level 3 journalism.