Another year of A Level success at Worcester Sixth Form College

The College’s A Level pass rate of 98.5% (grades A*-E) continues to be significantly higher than the national average (97.6%). This is the 17th year running that it has been above the national average.

The percentage of Worcester Sixth Form College A Level entries resulting in A* – C grades also continues to be above the national average. 76.1% of the 1230 entries by Worcester Sixth Form College students resulted in A*, A, B or C grades, compared to 75.8% nationally.

Of Worcester Sixth Form College’s 493 A Level candidates this year:

• 463 (93.9%) gained at least one A Level;

• 94 (19.1%) gained 3 B grades or better;

• 24 students gained 3 A grades or better;

• 23 gained at least 4 subjects at A or B, of whom 8 gained four subjects all at grade A.

• 36 students gained at least one A* grades, of whom 7 gained two, 3 gained three and one student gained 4 A* grades

• 24 subjects out of the 37 taken (65%) had a 100% pass rate.

Ed Senior, Principal, said: “I am immensely proud of what our students have achieved this year. Their excellent results in both A Level and Applied subjects reflect their hard work, commitment and most of all ability. As well as those students who have attained outstanding academic success, I am also proud of students who have achieved their potential and it is to their credit that they have succeeded in the context of very difficult exams and exacting linear courses. The results are also testament to the skill and dedication of our staff. In addition to academic support from their teachers, our students receive outstanding pastoral support from their tutors, careers advisers, and other members of staff which is a significant part of their overall success.”

Outstanding successes include Will Wright who achieved 4 A*s in Further Maths, Maths, Physics and Spanish. The former CWLC student has been accepted to study Mathematics at St John’s College, Cambridge!

Fraser McDougall, formerly of Nunnery Wood High School, achieved 3 A*s in Further Maths, Maths and Economics and an A in Geography AS. Harry Senior, who came to the College from Newent Community School, achieved 2 A*s in Further Maths and Maths and A grades in Physics and Extended Projects and an A in History AS. They will take up places at Oxford University and Durham University respectively.

Xara Shanks, formerly of Nunnery Wood High School, achieved 2 A*s and a B in History, English Language and Literature and Maths and will be going to Warwick.

Mackenzie Shuttleworth, also of Nunnery Wood, is off to Bristol University after achieving an A in Sociology and B’s in History, English Literature and Extended Project.