Record-breaking A Level results are being celebrated by John Leggott College students, teachers and managers as they welcome a 99 per cent pass rate and 50 per cent of the grades at A*-B this year.
A two per cent increase in the pass rate and a jump in the proportion of high grades makes this year’s results the best in the College’s history.
On top of soaring success rates across the board, a total of 33 subjects at the College have reported a 100% pass rate, including chemistry, physics, music, performing arts, art, graphics, photography, geography, English Language, English Literature, French and German.
Notable achievements are to be commended in science subjects, where the 230 students who studied A Level Chemistry and/or A Level Physics achieved a 100 per cent pass rate, with 82 per cent of chemistry passes at A*-B and three-quarters of physics passes at A*-B.
An increase of 3 per cent in the high grades achievement for the second year running will mean a higher proportion of students securing their first choice university place and it is also good news for those entering a highly competitive workplace after college.
John Leggott College Principal David Vasse said: “We are delighted to see our students receiving such excellent results, which enable them to follow their ambitions and move on to the next phase in their lives.
“I am proud of both students and staff, whose hard work and commitment has led to an exceptional record of achievement for the College. The movement taken by the College over the last year is remarkable and it is testimony to the dedication shown to the study of challenging qualifications.
“This exceptional set of results means John Leggott College has now climbed well above the national sixth form college averages for success rates – something we have been working towards for the last three years.
“The notable increase in high grades means more students will be going on to their first-choice universities in an increasingly competitive Higher Education system. There has also been a huge increase in the proportion of high grades achieved at AS Level, meaning that students progressing into their 2nd year will have increased their chances of getting offers this Autumn from the most selective universities
“But I am also pleased to see many of our students progressing to apprenticeships, employment and training with skills and qualifications which will set them apart from the competition. We all want to wish students well with their future, whatever their plans.
“While we will be welcoming a new intake of students in the coming weeks we know that students receiving their results today have left a legacy to inspire the new college community.”