Chesterfield College A Level students succeed in new style exams
The first Chesterfield College students to complete the newly reformed A Level syllabus have collected their results today and there was plenty to celebrate. There was an increase in the number of students gaining the highest grades of A*, A and B compared to last year which is significantly above the national increase. The overall pass rate was 91% and six subjects gained 100% pass rates.
Science enthusiast and A* student, Beth Shouk, age 18 from Holmewood, was delighted with her results gaining 3 A* and 1 A grades in her chemistry, biology, sociology and psychology exams. Beth has applied for a job as a junior chemist and hopes to study for university-level qualifications after a gap year. She said:
“It feels amazing. All the effort I put in has amounted to something. I was nervous because of all the changes in A Levels and grade boundaries but I am so happy with my results. I can choose from so many universities with these grades.”
Cameron Ashby, age 19 from Chesterfield, was thrilled with his A* in English literature, B in English Language and C in Philosophy which secured him a place at Sheffield Hallam University to study creative writing.
Lauren Hill, age 18 from Eckington, is off to University of Sheffield to study English and History with an A, two Bs and a C. Her goal is to become a secondary school teacher and she says that studying A Levels at college was the best thing she did.
Aisling Wragg, aged 18 from Chesterfield, secured a place at University of Derby to do a nursing degree and hopes to become a mental health nurse in the future. She came to collect her results with her family today who were all keen to celebrate with her.
Julie Richards, Principal and Chief Executive of the Chesterfield College Group said:
“I would like to congratulate our A Level students who have received their results today. It is wonderful to see so many students with places at university or apprenticeship positions secured because of the hard work and commitment they have put into their studies so far. I wish everyone all the best for the future and I look forward to welcoming some students back in September to study in our University Centre.”