Celebrating A Level Results Day 2018 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Students have been celebrating their best ever A Level results, marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievement. Students have achieved a remarkable 100% pass rate in 30 A Level subjects, contributing to a fantastic overall pass rate this year of 98.5%. Further to this, 50% of students achieved superb A* to B grades, continuing the year on year increase in A Level 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.”

Students achieved a 100% pass rate in the majority of subjects, and in a number of subjects, students achieved an extremely high number of A*-B grades. Of note are Fine Art (100%), Further Mathematics (100%), Music (100%) and Design & Technology (100%).

Jenny Ashworth, Assistant Principal for A Levels, Arts & Professional Studies said, “It has been a fantastic year for our A Level results, with the number of students achieving A* to A grades rising to 20% and our top ten students achieving 30 A* and A grades between them! Today is all about our students, and our staff have loved being with them and their families as they opened their results.”

A Level students who have done particularly well include Florence Nicholson-Lailey formerly from Crispin School who achieved four A*s and plans on attending Royal Holloway, University of London, and Katherine Bethell from Worle School who received an A* and two As, and has been accepted by Imperial College London to study Medical Bioscience. Other highflyers include Callum Topazio from Haygrove School with four As who will be studying English Literature at Reading University in September, Samuel Matravers from Haygrove School who achieved three A* and Thomas Brown who is off to Imperial College London after achieving an outstanding four A*s in Further Maths, Maths and Physics.

Students studying the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme also had an outstanding year with students achieving an average score of 32 points, placing them above the global average of 30 points (2018). Furthermore, several students achieved very high scores between 35 and 40 points, and gained places at a number of prestigious universities such as Bristol University, Kings College London, Newcastle University and Exeter University.

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