One Sixth Form College head congratulates students and staff on ‘impressive’ A-level results

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Jake Robson, Head of Centre at One Sixth Form College in Ipswich has congratulated staff and students on an impressive set of A-level results this year:  “This is an incredible achievement and I’d like to congratulate all of our students and staff for all that they have done to support one another to get some impressive, and well deserved, grades. They should be applauded not just for their talents and skills, but also for their resilience  and dedication.”

Dr Nikos Savvas, Chief Executive of Eastern Colleges Group that represents One, Abbeygate Sixth Form College and West Suffolk College, said: “What is vital is not just the outcomes that a student achieves, but how they will then use these grades in the future. Our role as a group of colleges is as much about aspiration as it is about achievement – and we all take great pride in the fact that our students will go onto to influence so many areas of business, enterprise and public life in the future.”

At One, a total of around 600 students gained A-level pass rates of 85.17% at A* to C and 99.16% at A* to E. Overall, performance is strong in all areas, with A level students in over half of all subjects gaining more than 60% A* to B grades. 100% of 446 BTEC students passed their exams this year.

In terms of A-levels, One has traditionally done well in STEM subjects and this was the case again with 88.7% of Maths students and 95.7% of Biology students gaining a grade of A* to C.

In terms of the arts, One saw 95.45% and 96% of English Literature and Art & Design students respectively gaining A* to C grades.

In regards to Vocational results, over half of all students (54%) who studied on a diploma programme gained a distinction profile (D*D*D* to DDD).

Individual successes will see two students studying at Cambridge University including Tim Leese from East Bergholt. The 18 year old studied Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Electronics ad he got four A*s. Tim said: “I’ve got a place at St John’s College in Cambridge to study engineering that I have deferred for a year. In the next 12 months I’m looking to find an engineering related experience to find out what it’s like working in that area. I’ve enjoyed the experience at One and I would recommend it to others.”