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  • The College’s A Level pass rate of 99.6% (grades A-E) continues to be significantly higher than the national average (98.1%). This is the highest pass rate that students at the College have ever achieved.
  • 78.0% of A level entries resulted in an A*-C grade which is also above the national rate (77.3%).

Of Worcester Sixth Form College’s 595 A Level candidates this year:

  • 592 (92.3%) gained at least one A Level;
  • 103 (17%) gained 3 B grades or better
  • 23 students gained 3 A grades or better;
  • 65 A* grades were achieved by 49 students;
  • 48 subjects out of the 52 taken (92.3%) had a 100% pass rate.

Worcester Sixth Form College is the largest sixth form in Worcestershire or Herefordshire (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 truly comprehensive, open access 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.

Principal, Michael Kitcatt, said: “I am pleased and proud in light of the excellent results that our students have achieved yet again this year. It is a tribute to them and to the dedication and skills of the staff. We are a specialist College and our expertise in supporting sixth form students and enabling them to achieve their progression goals is evident from the results.”

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Worcester Sixth Form College student an example to all!

Joe successfully made presentations to local councils to secure a pitch on which to play further to seeking advice from the FA and local councils. He was also able to form a committee of parent volunteers and submitted a grant application which resulted in the Lower Teme Lions being awarded a three year grant from the Football Foundation’s ‘Grow the Game’ scheme for new clubs.

Joe explains that he followed this up by becoming a young leader and volunteering at a variety of community based coaching sessions and holiday clubs for young people. Through his club he has been able to gain the Level 1 coaching badge and youth award and is in the process of completing the Level 2 badge. Joe’s dedication to his community is demonstrated by the delivery of free after school coaching sessions to some of his local primary schools as well as continuing to coach the Lower Teme Lions. The team is about to begin its third season, the first in a men’s league, and they have secured funding which will enable other teenagers to work towards the coaching qualification.

In addition to such success with the Lower Teme Lions, Joe also manages to remain dedicated to his role as a Police Cadet. In this role he volunteers at the Regency School and coaches pupils with special needs. He has served on the FA Youth Council last year and was also a Worcestershire County Council Young Commissioning Advisor helping to develop local youth services.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Joe’s efforts and contributions to the community have not gone unnoticed and he has received a number of accolades for his volunteer work. In addition to this year’s nomination, last year he won the City of Worcester Sports Award for Young Volunteer of the Year, the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Young Volunteer of the Year Sports Award and the FA (McDonalds) Young Volunteer of the Year Award. He was also nominated for the Young Good Citizen of the Year Award 2014.

The City of Worcester Sports Award website says that: “His enthusiastic and positive attitudes help keep the children engaged in the sports and activities they are involved in and has led to a significant increase in 16 year olds playing football who may not have done so before. Joe is a very talented coach who naturally encourages good behaviour through positive reinforcement and leading by example. Add to this his passion for sport and his work for the Worcester Youth Council combined with being a police cadet and it becomes apparent he has bright future ahead of him.”
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