Rise in number of high grades achieved in maths and English A Levels

Bradford College is celebrating A Level results

Bradford College Sixth Form is celebrating a significant rise in the number of students achieving high grades in their maths and English A Levels.

The number of students scoring A* to C grade in maths and English examinations has increased by more than 6% on last year.

In Physics and English Literature the pass rate was 100%.

The perfect physics score comes just a month after the college was awarded STEM Assured status in recognition of how well it delivers education in science, technology, engineering and maths.

The English Literature pass rate also exceeds the national average, bettering it by 1.3%.

The college also marked an uplift in the number of AS Level students achieving A* to C grades.

Another 100% pass rate was celebrated by English Language students at AS Level and in AS Level Film Studies, every student who passed did so with an A* to C grade.

Bradford College Principal David Harwood said: “Our students have just completed the first exams of the new A Level structure and have achieved some great results. 

“I am proud to say that this is testament to the hard work of both students and staff and highlights their commitment to studying.”

Anita Lall, Assistant Principal, said: “This is an unusual results day today as we get the results for the first wave of new A levels which were introduced in 2015. The content of these new A levels has been revised and updated and it is widely expected that these new A levels will be harder.

“I know that students have been studying hard for two years and it has been difficult as there are no past papers from previous years so that they can practise and improve their exam skills.

“Tutors have worked hard to ensure that their students are fully prepared.

"I am immensely proud of our Sixth Form students and what they have achieved and I know that wherever their future takes them, they will be successful and fantastic ambassadors of the College and the City of Bradford.”

Mr Harwood added: “Results days can be a pressured time for students, teachers and parents, but whatever the outcome Bradford College offers a wide range of opportunities in Further and Higher Education including Apprenticeships which can help you decide what steps to take next.”

Bradford College Sixth Form centre has grown significantly over recent years. It offered a far greater number of subjects this year than it did last year, expanding its offering from 17 subjects in 2016 to 26 this year.

Students are due to collect their individual results from the College’s £50m The David Hockney Building this morning.

Many of the students are set to stay on at the college to study a degree-level course at the college’s University Centre which is celebrating its own recent good results having achieved a 4% rise in student satisfaction levels contrary to a national decline in satisfaction levels in the National Student Survey.

Places are still available on a number of courses at the University Centre starting this September. For more details call 01274 433 333 or for applicants in Clearing, call the Clearing hotline on 01274 433 444. Alternatively, visit the college website or attend the college’s next open day on August 24 between 11am and 2pm.