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EXAMINATION RESULTS : SUMMER 2014

HIGH GRADES UP, BUCKING THE NATIONAL TREND

  • The College’s A Level pass rate of 99.3% (grades A-E) continues to be significantly higher than the national average (98.0%). This is the twelfth year running that it has been above 98%.
  • High grades were up at the College, whereas nationally they have decreased this year. 50.9% of the 1396 entries by Worcester Sixth Form College students resulted in A*, A or B grades, and 78.7% resulted in an A*-C grade.

Of Worcester Sixth Form College’s 606 A Level candidates this year:

  • 603 (99.5%) gained at least one A Level;
  • 107 (18%) gained 3 B grades or better;
  • 36 students gained 3 A grades or better;
  • 7 gained at least 4 subjects at A or B, of whom 3 gained four subjects all at grade A.
  • 41 subjects out of the 49 taken (83.7%) had a 100% pass rate.
  • Principal, Michael Kitcatt, said “I am delighted with our results this year and would like to pay tribute once again to the hard work of our students and staff. Our staff are all specialists in their individual A Level subjects and our experience and track record as a College are well known. This year we have put in place extra support for our students in our Learning Resources Centre to help them even more with the development of the skills that they need for their A Level subjects. We did this to ensure that they continued to achieve excellent results in the new environment created by the government’s decision to remove the opportunity to take exams in January and therefore to retake them in the summer. Our increased high grades, bucking the national trend, show that this approach has borne fruit.”
  • The overall pass rate at the College at AS was 90.0%, compared to a national figure of 88.8% meaning that more students at the College are being successful in their first year of sixth form education than is the case nationally.
  • All eight of our students with places at Oxford or Cambridge universities have got the results they needed
  • Worcester Sixth Form College is the largest sixth form in Worcestershire (state or independent). These excellent results, achieved across entries in 49 subjects, are significantly above the national average, despite the fact that the College operates a comprehensive admissions policy, including a number of students who have not been allowed to enter local school sixth forms or have not succeeded in local independent schools.

Photo (L to R): Anastasia Prindezis, Markos Prindezis, Lydia Dean, Stephanie Hawthorn and Anna Lewis have all secured their places at either Oxford or Cambridge with excellent results.

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Forensic Team visit Worcester Sixth Form College!

On Thursday, 3rd July Worcester Sixth Form College was visited by Teeside University who set up a “crime scene” and gave students an opportunity to put their forensic skills to the test! The visit was organised by the Science department at Worcester Sixth Form College and sixteen students were involved in practical sessions covering aspects of Forensic Science and listened to talks about the subject. Feedback from students was extremely positive and a number said that it had made them give more consideration to a future career in Forensic Science.
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