Students and staff at Stratford-upon-Avon College have good cause for celebration. With the publication of this year’s A Level results on Thursday 17 August, the College was thrilled to learn it had achieved an impressive 95% pass rate.
10 of the College’s A2 subject areas achieved a 100% pass rate and passes for AS students were up 17% from last year.
These results compliment the College’s successes in its vocational courses. Sport, Public Services and Performing Arts all saw achievement rates of over 97%.
The students’ remarkable grades will enable them to fulfil their plans for the future, while the staff can be justifiably proud that they reflect not only their own high teaching standards but also the College’s commitment to providing a first-rate education.
Principal and Chief Executive Andrew Cropley is delighted with this year’s success, which he attributes to the motivation and strong work ethic of staff and students alike. “I am extremely proud of our students’ achievements. They have shown commitment and enthusiasm throughout their time at the College, and thoroughly deserve their excellent grades.
“The staff should also be applauded for their skill and dedication, which have inspired the students and allowed them to achieve their potential. It has been a great pleasure to see the students thrive, and I am sure the whole College will join me in congratulating them and wishing them future success in their chosen fields.”
Hear from our staff and students on A-Level results day. Congrats guys!
Posted by Stratford-upon-Avon College on Thursday, 17 August 2017
Zia Holloway, 18 from Banbury, is over the moon at gaining A A A B grades in English Literature, Film Studies, History and Creative Writing. “I really enjoyed studying at Stratford because you get treated like an adult and get to be independent. Everyone’s so friendly and it’s a really great environment to be learning in. I’m going to miss my lecturers so much; they treat you so well and I know I couldn’t have achieved my results without their help.”
Louis Cogez-Smith, 19 from Solihull, achieved A in Maths, B in Accounting and C in Buisness, and will start at Liverpool University in September to study Business. Louis’s Mum Laurence said: “I’m really pleased; it’s all as a result of his hard work. I’m delighted the College gave him this opportunity. They really looked after him and cared about his education and experience.”
Katherine Evans, 17 from Stratford-Upon-Avon, achieved three A grades in Film Studies, Media Studies and Photography. To add to her successes, Katherine has also recently been accepted onto the Youth Advisory Council for Into Film, which supports the use of education through film and is funded by the BFI. Katherine will meet with other members of the Youth Advisory Council several times throughout the academic year and get the chance to directly influence Into Film’s programme for students.
Chloe Hanks, 18 from Warwick, was equally thrilled to learn she has secured a place at her first choice university – in September she will study English Literature with Creative and Professional Writing at Worcester University. “I love the freedom students have here. All of my courses were really fun and the lecturers are amazing.”