Bradford College A Level & BTEC students celebrate results!
Bradford College A Level and BTEC students are celebrating after the class of 2019 achieved another strong set of results.
An increased number of students sat A Levels, with 146 students sitting 419 exams back in May and June this year.
Today over a quarter of the students have achieved the most sought-after A* to C high grades.
Following the A Level successes, an impressive number of BTEC students also achieved top grades including the much coveted distinction stars – the highest results possible.
Celebrating top achievements as they opened their results this morning were - superstar student Silas Biggin who achieved 2 A* grades in Maths and Chemistry to secure a place at Sheffield to study Zoology.
Hope Lightowler overcome adversity and progressed from Distance Learning, with a variety of one-to-one support (Educational and Healthcare Plan) and special exam arrangements in place to achieve A (Sociology) and C (History) grades. Hope plans to progress to a Foundation Degree in Biology at Liverpool. Juliette Black worked with Hope as her Learning Support Tutor/High Needs Coordinator and along with her mum she was over the moon to celebrate Hope’s achievements this morning. Joining her fellow student moving to Merseyside is Emma Faulkner who smashed her A Levels achieving the grades she needed to secure a place studying Fine Art at Liverpool Hope University.
Vocational students were also celebrating after Mohammed Musa secured 3 Distinction* in his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science and Fakhra Khurshid achieved a Distinction in her BTEC Business course.
Classmates and friends Mohammed Samir and Mohammed Khan celebrated receiving the same grades, 2 Distinction* and a Distinction for their Level 3 Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering, both have secured places at Huddersfield University.
Commenting on their results, Mohammed Khan said: “I’m really pleased. It’s great that my friend and I achieved the same grades and we are both going to Huddersfield University together. I enjoyed my time at Bradford College and the support I received. I came to the College after my first year of A Levels didn’t work out at school and it was a good decision. I appreciate the support I received and the bond I created with my tutors. My sister has just completed her Masters in Mechanical Engineering so I am now starting to follow in her footsteps!”
Amongst the top results for A Level subjects were Media studies, Film Studies and English Literature, which continued to record positive results with a collective 94% pass rate (A* - E); and English Language improved markedly, climbing from a 69.2% pass rate last year to 100% this year!
Media studies once again celebrates a 100% pass rate – a fantastic achievement for the full cohort.
It is positive to see both English Language and English Literature pass rates improving by +22% from last year.
Craig Tupling, Deputy CEO, said:
“Supporting teaching and learning for such large volumes of students and facilitating exams on such a big scale, alongside thousands of vocational course exams is a big task – once again the College has supported vast numbers of students to achieve the grades they need to progress to higher education, employment or training, with many choosing to stay at Bradford College University Centre to study for a degree.”
Students collected their individual results from the College’s Advanced Technology Centre (ATC), or online from the student learning portal on Thursday 15 August.
Places are still available on a number of degree courses at the Bradford College University Centre starting this September. For more details, or for applicants that find themselves in UCAS Clearing, call our Clearing hotline on 01274 088 088 for some helpful (and friendly) information, advice and to find out about places still available.
For anyone still undecided about their next steps Bradford College website offers a wealth of information, course details and application routes. There is still time to register to attend the College’s next open day on August 22 between 11am and 2pm in the Advanced Technology Centre (ATC), or simply call in on the day.
Visit our website if you are interested in finding out more about A Levels, including how to enquire, apply and enrol for courses starting in September.