Chesterfield College Students Celebrate Record A-Level Success
Students from Chesterfield College are celebrating another year of exam success today with record results for A-Level courses.
The college received a record A Level pass rate of 99.5% surpassing the previous year’s results by 1.5% and saw over 35% of students achieving higher grades A*, A and B.
Overall, 17 course at A Level recorded a 100 per cent pass rate in subjects as varied as Economics, Law, History and Literature.
Young mum Natasha Watts, aged 20, from Staveley in Chesterfield, achieved top grades in Criminology and Law.
“I am so shocked and really pleased” she said. “I came down to the college this morning with my mum and my two-year-old son Riley and wasn’t expecting to get such brilliant news.
Fellow student Laura Vernon, aged 18, from Birley in Sheffield, also brought family members, her mum and sister, along for moral support as she collected her results.
She said: “I’m absolutely delighted; I got the A’s I needed in Chemistry and English Literature. I have always wanted to be a doctor and in September I am going to studying Biochemistry at the University College London so I’m well on my way to achieving this.
Twenty-year-old, Matthew Davies, also secured a place at his first choice University with Bs in all of his subjects; physics, philosophy and Maths.
“I was really hoping for three B’s to get into university and that’s what I achieved so now I am I going to study astro-physics at Sheffield University – it’s a really exciting time.
Neil Carruthers, Head of Learning at Chesterfield College, added: “I am delighted with the success achieved by our A Level students who have achieved an incredible pass rate of 99.5% with more than 35% recording A*, A, Bs.
“It’s wonderful to see so many happy faces, lots of our learners have secured places at their university of choice and for those who didn’t quite make it there are still some wonderful options open to them.
“I know a huge amount of hard work has gone into reaching these results, from both the students and the teachers, and it just shows that hard work really does pay off.
“The class of 2014 have surpassed all expectations and let’s hope we can do this same again next year.”