Grantham College is today celebrating the best A-level results in five years.
Of particular note is Ying Didan who gained A*, A and B in Maths, Further Maths and Accounting respectively who hopes to study Mathematics with Finance at Kings College London, Kirstie Sandy who gained three high grade A levels including an A* for Business Studies and has a place on the prestigious Business Management course at Nottingham Trent University and Robert Gait who added grade As in Anthropology and Sociology to the grade Bs in English Literature and Environmental Studies that he passed last year. Robert is accepted to study Bioarchaeology at York.
College principal and CEO Linda Houtby said: “2014 has been a record year for Grantham College seeing a five-year upward trend in improving A-level results. My thanks go to the hard working staff of the college, the dedication of the students and the support they receive from friends and family.”
Students who have taken their exams this year have been celebrating, not only today but for the past few weeks, as results have been coming in and will continue to come in over the coming weeks.
Students who have been studying BTEC courses have had their results coming in since the being of the summer, as they are marked differently to A-Levels, and have seen students gaining triple distinctions (equivalent to AAA at A-Levels) in Health & Social Care, Art & Design, Sport and Public Services. Given that the excellent results span such a breadth of curriculum areas is testament to the dedication and hard work of both the students and staff – and demonstrates the value of the college’s industry-trained staff.
Performing Arts have had a fantastic year with student Melissa McNaught gaining triple *** in her course (equivalent to triple A*s at A-Level) which is the highest grade any student on her course has received in several years. Melissa also received the Outstanding Achievement award for her course at the college’s annual awards ceremony earlier in the year where she also performed to a captivated audience.
Mrs Houtby said: “I would like to congratulate all the Grantham College students including those receiving A-level and GCSE results over the next week. Several thousand students have achieved a qualification of some sort over the last academic year with the college.
“Many have gained vocational qualifications which are highly regarded by employers and higher education institutions and increasingly we are seeing young people make a positive decision to undertake apprenticeships. The opportunity to earn whilst you learn and gain technical and employability skills are increasingly seen as a positive choice whilst still allowing part-time study at a high level.”
Grantham College offer Higher Education courses. For more information, or for details of BTEC or A-level courses, visit www.grantham.ac.uk or call 0800 0521 577.