Aerial photograph from a plane of the Brook Street campus
15 August 2019

West Kent College Students Celebrate A-Level Results

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University beckons for many of our A-level students, who headed into College today to collect their results.

A total of 60 students sat A-Levels at West Kent College, with an overall pass rate of 96%. Two thirds of subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, while 5 subjects achieved 80% A*-C or better. The percentage of A*-C grades achieved was 61%, whilst the percentage of A*-B grades was up 3% on last year.  

There was a celebratory atmosphere as students gathered to chat and share emotions with friends and family.

Sam Brown, who achieved an A, A and a C, said: “I’m really happy with my results. Although it has been stressful at times, the level of support I received from my tutors was never in question. I’m going to study Aerospace Engineering at the University of Surrey. My dream job would be to work for Boeing.”

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Friends Emily Williams and Abi Taylor were also thrilled with their results, achieving AAA and ABB, respectively. Emily said: “After starting A-Levels at school, I felt that it wasn’t for me. After researching the College, I decided it would be a better fit for me. It’s been great, I’ve had a huge amount of support, felt more of a sense of adult independence and the need to self-motivate has been beneficial to me.

“I’m going to study Psychology at York, then I hope to study for a doctorate and become a forensic psychologist within the prison service.”

Abi will also be studying Psychology, and is heading to Royal Holloway.

Divya Thapa and Abi Smith were equally pleased with their results. Abi achieved an A* and a B and will be taking a gap year before considering University study. Divya is heading to the University of Surrey to study Law.

Kelly Bennett, Head of A-Levels, said: “I am extremely pleased that we have achieved a set of results that have not only met, but also exceeded, the excellent results achieved last year in some areas.  These results reflect the students’ hard work and also the high quality specialist teaching and support that has been provided; both our staff and students have risen to the increased challenge of the linear A-level examinations.  We wish 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, Politics, Psychology and Sociology.