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Exam results – another successful year to celebrate!

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Staff and students at Long Road Sixth Form College are celebrating this year’s A level and Level 3 Applied Diploma results.

The overall A level pass rate was 96%, with a 100% pass rate in just under half the 32 subjects, and 23 subjects with over 30% high grades (A*-B).

Photography students are celebrating an outstanding 86.4% A*-B with 19.7% achieving A*. Biology, Chemistry and Physics students scored over 30% high grades each, a great achievement in the first year of the new A level specifications. Other notable successes were in Geography, French, Spanish, Art, PE, Sociology, Travel and Tourism, Film Studies, Media and Politics.

Level 3 Applied Diploma students also achieved some outstanding successes, again with 100% pass rates in almost half the courses. In Applied Physics, all our students gained Distinction* or Distinction as did the majority of students on the Applied Science courses. Other courses with excellent results were Art & Design, Business 120 credits, Health and Social Care 180 credits, Media, Photography and Sport.

Sally and Fay Matthews

Two students who have twice as much to celebrate are identical twins Fay and Sarah Matthews. Between them the students notched up 5 A*s and As in Art, Photography, Geography and Travel and Tourism. Fay and Sarah, who previously studied at St. Bede’s, are now studying on the Level 4 Foundation in Art & Design at Long Road Sixth Form College and are both planning a career in art, photography or illustration. It hasn’t been a straightforward road to success, though. Fay (right in the photo) developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome when she was at secondary school and has obviously found it challenging to follow her educational programmes. Sally has given her sister loads of help and support, and received a college award for the care she has provided. Both students have been outstandingly successful.

Principal Christine Sherwin commented:

“2017 has proved to be another excellent year for Long Road Sixth Form College – what an amazing set of results! We are extremely proud of our students – you are a credit to the college, and I would like to wish you all the very best for the future. I would like to thank our academic staff, progress coaches and other support staff for all their hard work, enthusiasm and unstinting support in making this, the first year of the new linear A levels, such an outstanding success.”

Main photo, left to right:

Emily Jobson (17)
Chemistry A*, Maths A*, Physics A*
Destination – University of Manchester, Physics

Stephen Ogbodo (18)
Spanish A*, Applied Science level 3 Diploma – Distinction ( = A grade at A level) , French B
Destination – University of Leicester, Engineering with Foundation Year

Lily Grimshaw (18)
History A*, Politics A, English Literature A
Destination – University of Sheffield, History and Politics

Joel Rogers (18)
Politics A*, English Literature A, Sociology A
Destination – Portsmouth University, Law

Fay Matthews (18) and Sally Matthews (18) – twins
Between them, A*s and As in Photography, Art, Geography and Travel & Tourism
Destination – both students are continuing at Long Road on the Level 4 Foundation in Art & Design

Rebecca Goodchild (18)
Biology A*, Geography A*, Sociology A*
Destination – gap year to apply for Biomedical Science or similar

Olivia Richardson (18)
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design *Distinction, Distinction, Distinction (equivalent to A*AA at A level) – a sizeable leap from her predicted grades
Destination –continuing at Long Road on the Level 4 Foundation in Art & Design