Students celebrated their best ever A Level results last year, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievement.
Our students celebrated 100% pass rate in 30 subjects, contributing to an overall pass rate of 98.5%. 81% of students achieved A* to C grades and 20% achieved A* to A grades – continuing the year on year increase in high grades attained at the College.
Andy Berry, College Principal & Chief Executive said,
We are absolutely delighted that our students have achieved the best ever results the College has seen. It has been great to be part of today’s results day and hear all of the success stories and exciting plans of our students who are off to pursue their passions at some top universities such as Imperial College, London, University of Bristol, Birmingham University and Exeter University. The A Level programme is one of our flagship qualifications at the College and we are thrilled with this year’s results.
The IBDP is an internationally recognised alternative to A Levels and provides a Level 3 qualification that is accepted and highly regarded by all universities (including Russell Group and Oxbridge), and employers worldwide.
We have been delivering this internationally-renowned programme for seven years and are still the only college in Somerset to offer the International Baccalaureate
IBDP is graded such that each student achieves a total score, with a maximum of 45 points. Collectively, this year’s students achieved an average score of 32 points, placing them above the global average of 30 points – equivalent to four A grades at A Level. Furthermore, several students gained very high scores between 35 and 40 points.
We train hundreds of students in vocational qualifications annually. Students have gone on to have successful vocational careers.
As the largest provider of apprenticeships in Somerset, we have provided training to over 3,000 apprentices. Those who have completed training with us have gone on to secure full-time employment with reputable employers such as EDF Energy, UK Hydrographic Office and Bylor.