Stratford-upon-Avon College is celebrating the outstanding success of its students in this year’s exams.

Thanks to the students’ commitment and enthusiasm, together with the staff’s skill and dedication, the College achieved an impressive 100% A-Level pass rate, up by 3% from 2018. Equally impressive, the majority of the College’s Creative Arts learners achieved their qualification, with most students being awarded Merit or Distinction grades.

The College offers excellent opportunities for learners studying Level 2 and Level 3 Extended Diplomas in specialist subjects across the curriculum, from Health & Social Care and Public Services to Performing Arts and Creative Media, whether they are looking for enhanced career prospects or progression to university.

students with exam grades
(Left to right) Katie Jellicoe, 19 from Solihull, took A-Levels in Film, Drama and English Literature and will attend University of Birmingham to study English and Creative Writing; Laura Wood, 18 from Coventry, took A-Levels in Drama, Film and History and will attend Brunel University to study Film, and Eve Flude, 18 from Coventry, took A-Levels in Sociology, Drama and Film and will attend Greenwich University to study Film.

The students’ successful results will enable them to progress to the next stage of their chosen career path. Learners have secured places to prestigious universities and stage schools such as Urdang Academy, University of Warwick, PP Academy and the School of Theatre Excellence; while others have chosen to stay on at the College to take advantage of its expanded range of university-level courses, including Art & Design Foundation Studies, Public Services, plus stage school preparation courses – Phat Swan Performance Company & Foundation in Musical Theatre.

Commenting on this year’s outstanding achievements which reflect on the College’s students and staff alike, Lindsey Stewart, Chief Operating Officer at the College, said “We are delighted with these successful results, and proud of our students for their exceptionally hard work, supported by our dedicated teaching staff.

“It is worth stressing that there is a lot more to education than achieving A-Levels. For the many young people whose interests lie in creative arts and drama, for example, the best option is a diploma. These offer not only the knowledge gained from academic study, but the practical experience which ensures our students are well prepared for the next stage in their journey towards a successful career.”

Below is a list of the specialist vocational subject areas which achieved a 100% success rate.

UAL L2 Performing Arts
UAL L3 Diploma Acting
UAL L3 Extended Diploma Acting
UAL L3 Diploma Dance
UAL L3 Extended Diploma Dance
UAL L3 Diploma Musical Theatre
UAL L3 Extended Diploma Musical Theatre
UAL L3 Diploma Technical Theatre
UAL L3 Extended Diploma Technical Theatre
UAL L2 Diploma Music
UAL L3 Extended Diploma Music Performance
UAL L3 Extended Diploma Music Production
UAL L3 Extended Diploma Art and Design
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Music Production
UAL L3 Diploma Graphic Design
UAL L3 Extended Diploma Fashion
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma Media
Level 3 Extended Diploma Public Services
Level 3 Public Services (Diploma)
Level 3 Sport (Subsidiary Diploma)
Level 3 Sport (Diploma)
Level 3 Sport (Extended Diploma)
Level 3 Childcare (Diploma)
Level 3 Health and Social Care (Extended Diploma)
Level 2 Motor Vehicle
Level 2 Catering and Hospitality
Level 2 Computing and IT
Level 3 Computing and IT (90 Credit)