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A Level Results at York College: 99.7% pass rate

York College

10:51am 16th August 2012
(Updated 3:05pm 16th August 2012)

York College’s A Level Faculty is proud to announce another record year for A Level results. 

There were 1181 A Level exam entries this summer at York College with an overall pass rate of 99.7%. This means that York College’s A Level results remain significantly above the national average for the eighteenth consecutive year. 

An outstanding 77 A* grades have been achieved by York College students, and nearly half of the total A Level entries achieved the very top grades (A*, A or B).  The College is also delighted to report that 37 A Level subjects had a 100% pass rate.

Louisa reports from York college.

Two students have successfully secured places at Oxford university:

  • Ben Middleton (formerly of Manor School) will study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
  • Joe Towse (formerly of Millthorpe School) will study Law at Magdalen College, Oxford

Olga Loza is the College’s top student this year.  She has achieved an amazing 4 A* grades (in French, English Literature, Maths and Further Maths) and 2 A grades (in Psychology and Spanish). Olga also achieved an A* grade for her Extended Project Qualification.  She will now progress to St Andrews University to study Psychology.

Annie Turney (formerly of York High School) achieved an incredible 3 A* grades and 1 A grade. (Destination Durham University to study Law)

Ryan Elsley (formerly of The Snaith School) achieved a fantastic 2 A*A* and 2 A grades (Destination Newcastle University to study Medicine)

Many more high flying students will progress to some of the top universities to study prestigious subjects, including:

Naomi Milner  (A*A*A B), formerly of Howden School  - destination Warwick University to study Maths

Anna Hinchcliffe ( A*A*A C), formerly of The Snaith School - destination York University to study German and Linguistics

Ming-An Li (A*A*A), formerly at school in Taiwan - destination University College London to study Chemical Engineering

George Fletcher (A*A*A), formerly of Canon Lee School - destination Manchester University to study Maths

Liam Morgan (A*AAA), formerly of Archbishop Holgate’s School  - destination St Andrews University to study English and Philosophy

Emma Sage (A*AAA), formerly of Wolgate College, Pocklington – destination London School of Economics to study Politics and Philosophy

Dr Alison Birkinshaw, Principal of York College, said:

“I am overjoyed that once again we have surpassed our previous year’s A Level pass rate. The 99.7% pass rate, the exceptional number of high grades and the success of our students are all testament to the hard work, commitment and dedication of everyone at York College. These results will give our students a real advantage when they move on to higher education and employment and I would like to wish them all every success in their future careers, they really deserve it.”

For those looking to progress to studying a Higher Education qualification,

York College offers a range of full and part-time degrees at a fraction of the cost of going to other higher education establishments.  Bob Saynor, Assistant Principal for Higher Education at York College says: “Our Higher Education results this year have been exceptional, with 75% of students achieving a 1st Class or 2:1 Honours Degree.  Students could save a significant amount of money if they choose to study a degree course at York College, particularly in the current climate.  Having the opportunity to live locally and study a degree course validated by some of the top universities in the country, could prove to be the best option for many students.”

Anyone interested in finding out about Higher Education courses at York College should contact York College on tel: 01904 770200.

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