A-Level Results Day Student Success
Students at Ashton Sixth Form College celebrated another outstanding day of results today as students finally received their grades from examinations taken in summer 2016.
Recently appointed Principal, Anton McGrath commented, “each and every one of the students receiving their examination results should be proud of their achievements. They have worked incredibly hard during their time at Ashton Sixth Form College, ably supported by their teachers, senior tutors and all other members of staff at the college to achieve their ambitions and progress onto the next stage of their lives, whether moving to university, joining an apprenticeship programme or entering the world of work. They are the latest in a long list of success from the college and we all wish them well in their futures.”
The college, which was awarded a good rating by Ofsted in April this year, has produced some of the best results in many years, with success at A Level, AS level and the BTEC programmes. At A level, the pass rate is an impressive 99% with high grades in line with previous years’ achievements and almost three quarters of students achieving grade A*-C. The percentage of A*-B grades at AS Level increased by 5% and almost 60% of students achieved a grade C or above. The pass rate at AS also improved to 90.1%, in line with the national average. Anton McGrath noted, “the AS results are particularly pleasing in light of the recent reforms to these qualifications which were taught and examined for the first time this year.”
Once again, there was considerable success in the BTEC qualifications, with a 100% pass rate in BTEC Extended Diplomas and a further increase in the number of high grades achieved by students in all BTEC programmes reaching an impressive 90%; an outstanding achievement. Principal Anton McGrath added, “this year’s BTEC results are phenomenal with an astounding number of the top grades. Students on these programmes should be proud of their achievements; it has been worth the effort!”
Ashton Sixth Form College continues to be a centre of excellence, providing students with the opportunity to achieve strong qualifications in a friendly atmosphere which prepares students well for their futures.