Ten thousand students studying at Hampshire’s colleges and sixth forms are celebrating their exam success following the release of this year’s results for A-level examinations and vocational qualifications.
According to Hampshire County Council provisional results reported so far by the colleges, school sixth forms and training providers indicate that the post-16 students have been successful again this year with 97% achieving the Level 3 standard of two or more A*-E grades at A Level, or the vocational equivalent.
This is a 3% point improvement on last year’s result of 94%, compared with 92% nationally.
At Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students were celebrating another year of outstanding results where the class of 2014 achieved a 98.1% A*to E pass rate at A-level.
A* to C grades were netted by 76% of students with 61% of those taking the Extended Project alongside A-levels attaining A*-B.
Top A* grades in at least one subject were secured by 17% of students, a 2% rise on last year’s figure.
The principal of the Chestnut Avenue college, Jonathan Prest, said:
“Results day provides a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements of more than 1000 teenagers who have made 2014 yet another outstanding year for the college.
“Such strong exam results complete the broader picture of all that combines to make a rounded sixth form education and ensure that students continue to leave us well prepared for higher education, apprenticeships and employment.
Councillor Peter Edgar, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education, said:
“On behalf of Hampshire County Council, I would like to congratulate all post-16 students in Hampshire on their success.
“This summer’s results are once more, a reflection of both the hard work of students and the high quality post-16 education and training sector that we have in Hampshire.
I wish to acknowledge and thank the many excellent teaching and support staff in our colleges and school sixth forms who, along with parents and carers, work so hard to support students to achieve.”
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