Long Road students perform extremely well in their A Level exams across all our different subject departments. With an overall A Level pass rate of 97%, a number of subjects achieved a 100% pass rate in 2019; such as History, Further Maths, Religious Studies and Photography. Our Biology department achieved an outstanding set of results placing them in the top 25% of the UK; while our English Language and Literature course achieved 40% A*-B grade results.
Not only do Long Road students succeed at A Level, but they go on to excel at university. We are proud to celebrate the excellent university results of our Alumni, which are above the national average, with 80% achieving a first (1st) or upper second (2:1) class degree. In fact, 88% of Long Road Alumni who go on to study at one of the UKs top 24 leading universities achieve a 1st or a 2:1 class degree.
Charlotte Elliot, is one of just seventy-five students across the UK to win a place and bursary in August 2019 to study at a top US university after participating in the Sutton Trust US Programme. Charlotte has now completed her first semester at Whitman College, Washington, where she is studying Liberal Arts majoring in Politics with minors in Race & Ethnic Studies and Creative Writing.
“At Long Road I studied Politics, Religious Studies, and Criminology. I really enjoyed the freedom that came from moving from secondary school to sixth form. We were treated like adults for probably the first time in our lives. My classes were challenging but pushed me to work harder and helped me get where I am today. I applied for the Sutton Trust US programme after it was recommended to me by the school and I received so much help from members of staff who all backed my dream to study in America. Going to Long Road was the first step onto a path that has offered so many opportunities both during and after completing my A-Levels.”
“I chose to study at Long Road as I thought it would be the best place for me to get the results I need and to gain some confidence and experience for university.
My favourite thing about Long Road is the lovely, friendly atmosphere within the college. Instead of dreading going to school I look forward to it because everyone’s smiley and it’s not a dreary atmosphere at all. I am really hoping to go to the Royal Veterinary College in London to study veterinary medicine so I can become a veterinary surgeon in the future.”
“What has been my favourite thing about Long Road? I admire and appreciate the extra effort my teachers put in to help me – by giving me extra tests to help raise my predicted grades and also helping me understand areas I need to improve. This has all been extremely helpful when looking at my choices for the future when filling out my UCAS application. Since we started looking at careers before the summer, I’ve had a lot of guidance and resources to make sure I’m really considering my options. I have been offered places of study at several universities for September 2020 and, with the help of my teachers, I will go to my first choice.”