Local students are jumping for joy as Barton Peveril Sixth Form College celebrates another outstanding set of A Level and vocational programme exam results, achieving some of the best results in the college’s history.
The overall pass rate at A Level for the college was 98.3% with 77% of grades at A*- C and 15 students have received offers from Oxford or Cambridge.
Among the individual success stories is Lewis Croney, formerly from Crestwood Community School who achieved A* in all of his subjects – Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics securing a place to study Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.
Anna McQueen, formerly from The Toynbee School also achieved a straight run of A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and an Extended Project Qualification which has earned her a place at the University of Oxford to study Biochemistry.
The Chestnut Avenue has 416 students completing vocational courses this summer, in Business, Sport, Media, IT, Health and Social Care and the Performing Arts. These students achieved a 100% overall pass rate, with 94%of them receiving distinction grades – equivalent to A* to B at A Level.
The delighted Principal, Jonathan Prest said:
“Barton Peveril students have had an outstanding year. Students have risen to the challenge of studying new A levels with half of grades at A*-B.
“For the 400 students taking vocational courses, all passed and 94% have gained Distinction grades!
“We know that three quarters of our students will now move on to University and the next stage of their lives and careers. Staff at the College would like to congratulate them on their achievements and wish them well for their future.”