Good results at Barton Peveril…

Successful Barton Peveril students with College Principal, Jonathan Prest

Successful Barton Peveril students with College Principal, Jonathan Prest.  Photo: Barton Peveril

Five years of consistently high A-level results are being celebrated by students and staff at Barton Peveril  today, where the percentage of students achieving top grades continues to rise.

The Class of 2013 matched last year’s 98.3% A* to E pass rate and 78% achieved A*to C grades with 15% of students achieving an A-star grade in at least one of their subjects.  The percentage achieving A*to B rose to 52% with more than 100 students netting three or more A*to A grades.

Vocational course students achieved a 100% pass rate with 68% securing distinction grades equivalent to A* to B at A-level. These latest figures reinforce the college’s strong reputation for success in the performing arts, sport, health and social care, media and IT.

Barton Peveril principal, Jonathan Prest, has commented:

“We are delighted to be celebrating an impressive set of results which show Barton Peveril’s excellent A-level pass rate maintained for a fifth successive year and a significant increase in the percentage of students achieving high grades.”

“Barton Peveril has long championed the Extended Project as valuable evidence of independent learning skills and this year the qualification will really come into its own with government changes to university admissions criteria leading to fierce competition for the most talented students.”

“Almost 600 of our A-level students took the Extended Project in addition to their three subjects in 2013 and 61% of them achieved A* to B grades.  ”

“It is extremely rewarding to know that more Barton Peveril students are set to benefit from the increased number of university places available to applicants with ABB grades this year.”

“Students have worked incredibly hard over the past two years”

“These results underline the consistently high achievements of students who leave Barton Peveril with strong academic profiles but also the broader knowledge and confidence to succeed in higher education, apprenticeships and employment.”

“Families have a huge role to play in the success of young people in further education so results day provides a welcome chance to applaud not just our amazing students, but the parents, teachers and others who guide and inspire them.”

Ray Turner

Formerly a Civil-Servant and IT Specialist at ONS, Ray is now semi-retired and spare-time self-employed. He contributes to Eastleigh News on a voluntary basis and is also an administrator for the site.