Our students collected their A level and National diploma level three results today. Principal, Alan Whittaker, said “Last year was an outstanding year for us and this year we have repeated or exceeded this progress so we are naturally delighted. Student success has improved across the college against national benchmarks and against the national trend. Therefore these results are magnificent and a real testament to all the hard work that has been achieved by our students and staff.”
In total, 318 students sat A-level exams. We achieved 76% pc achievement at A* –C, with achievement at A*- E at 100%.
565 students sat AS Level examinations. We achieved 69% achievement at A-C - this is 8% ahead of the National Benchmarks with achievement A-E at 95%.
Level 3 National Diplomas
175 year 13 students completed level three national diplomas with 97% achievement at Distinction* and merit against the National benchmark of 67% putting student success on ND programmes at One, a spectacular 30% ahead of the National picture.
One student successes
Paul Midgeley from Elmsett near Hadleigh received three A* grades and this will enable him to start a prestigious tennis scholarship at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He will also be studying English Literature when in the USA.
Paul – who was ranked in the top ten of UK players in his age group last year - can’t wait to start his American adventure.
He said, “This can only help my game. The knowledge I will get from the coaches will be invaluable as I look to achieve my goal of becoming a professional tennis player. The USA is very big on confidence and self-belief and getting an idea of how they do things over there can only help me in the long run.”
Kayleigh Skene is off to study psychology at Sydney Sussex in Cambridge.
Whilst many students will be heading off to University, a number of students have already secured exciting apprenticeships with local, National and International companies.
They include Sarah Adnams who has started a law apprenticeship with Suffolk County Council, Emily Birt is working for Disney, Connor Wright has begun an apprenticeship with a games developer, Jake Errington-White is on a traineeship with Larking & Gowen as an accountant and Josh Turmel has taken his first steps into professional sport as a squash player.