More students than before are heading to university from Felpham Community College.
Its students achieved an overall 97 per cent A-level pass rate in yesterday’s results and a 100 per cent pass rate in vocational courses.
Within those results, 48 per cent of sixth formers achieved A*-B grades and 72 per cent A-C, including A-level and BTEC grades. These successes have enabled 75 per cent, or 86 students, in the colleges sixth form to go on to university.
Zoe Brixey, the college’s head of sixth form, said:
“We are delighted that more students have achieved the top grades of A* and A and that nearly half the students have achieved A*-B grades.
“This means that they will now be able to take up their places at university.
“We have created an atmosphere in the sixth form centre where students work hard and staff know every student so they are able to support and encourage them to reach their potential.”
The students whose results were highlighted by the college included Oliver Pearce.
Oliver, 18, gained A* maths, A* physics, A further maths and A chemistry.
“I’m really happy with my results,” he said, “particularly as I did four A-levels.
“I couldn’t decide which subject to leave out. It was a lot of hard work managing my time effectively between all the subjects but the results have made it worthwhile.”
Oliver is going to UCL in London to study natural science and has ambitions to become an astrophysicist.
Francesca Booker, 18, was delighted with her A* health and social care, A health and social care and B psychology.
“I am really excited. The results are better than I expected them to be,”
“I’m going to study psychology at the university in Winchester.
“I could become a psychologist because I want to help people in the future.”
Sarosh Ali, 18, gained an A business, B law and D computing. He said:
“I am quite happy with the results. They have allowed me to get into the University of Sussex to study computing and business.”
Samuel Niepold, 17, achieved A* law, and B maths, geography and business.
“These results mean I can go to university to study sports business and sports law,”
“It’s all about the different rules that apply to different sports – such as football transfers and fair play regulations.
“Sports are my main interest. I can mix that with what I am good at at college.”
Among the other leading results at the college were:
- Owen Mawbey – A* maths, A further maths and A computer science;
- Jack Miller – A* maths, A biology and A chemistry;
- Kieren Milne – A* maths, A* further maths and A computer science;
- Rebecca Young – A maths, A biology and A chemistry;
- Thomas Holland – double distinction* sport and distinction business; and
- Lucy Ashill – A art, double distinction* health and social care.
Mark Anstiss, the college’s headteacher, said:
“Exam results have gone from strength to strength in recent years and, once again, we are extremely pleased with the results from our sixth form students.
“The success of the students was down to their hard work and determination, the first class teaching and the excellent leadership of the sixth form.
“We are proud of each and every one of our students and wish them well for the future.”