University beckons for many of our A-level students, who headed into College today to collect their results. The first students arrived shortly after 9:30am, followed by a steady stream until midday, sharing their emotions with AS students, also arriving to find out their grades.
A total of 62 students sat A-Levels at West Kent College, with an overall pass rate of 96% - up 3.1% on last year. Three quarters of subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, while 5 subjects achieved 75% A*-C or better. The percentage of A*-C grades achieved was 62%.
There was a celebratory atmosphere as students gathered to chat and enjoy free ice cream. Ruby Brooks, who achieved an A*, A and a B, said: “I’m really happy; I got better grades than I expected and I beat my brother, which I’m thrilled about! I’ll be going to study Law at Nottingham Trent.”
Zoe Hogg, who achieved an A and two Cs, has a dilemma on her hands: “I’ve had offers from both Swansea and Cardiff Universities, so I’m considering my options of where to study at the moment. But it’s a nice dilemma to have!
“I’m hoping to eventually join the Police Force, working in the counter-terrorism unit - or sit the Bar and become a barrister, but that’s a decision for further in the future.
“I’ve absolutely loved it here. There were stressful times, but the support from my tutor Yasmin Jones has been fantastic.”
Her friend Chloe Pearce, who also achieved an A in Law, is off to the University of Plymouth to study Law & Criminology, and is also hoping to join the police force.
Kelly Bennett, Head of A-Levels, said: “We’re delighted with the fantastic set of results our students have achieved this year. We are very proud of all their achievements, with a number of them achieving beyond their expectations.
“The results are testament to the hard work of both students and staff, who I’d like to thank for all their efforts in attaining these excellent results. We wish all our students every success for the future.”
West Kent College is the only further and higher education college to provide A-Levels within Kent, running courses in Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, History, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Film Studies, Photography, Psychology and Sociology.