Andover College has smashed all records this year as they celebrate an incredible 100% A Level results pass rate in all subjects which puts the College significantly above the national average of 98.1% and the top spot for colleges in the local area.
These remarkable results demonstrate excellence across the full range of subjects and the College has also seen an increase in high grades in these gold standard qualifications with 77% achieving A*-C and 44% A*-B. A number of subject areas have proved particularly successful with high grade passes (A*-B) in Further Maths 75%, English Literature 60%, Communication and Culture 70%, and Film Studies 63%. The College’s Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Art and Design Department are celebrating A*-B passes in in Fine Art 75%, Photography 60%, and Product Design 50%.
There were some equally strong high grade (A*-B) AS results in Further Maths 100%, Physics 75%, Biology 69%, Chemistry 69% and Maths 57%.
A delighted Principal Tim Jackson said: “We are rightfully very proud of these outstanding A Level results. 100% passes with one of our biggest cohorts of students is an incredible achievement. I must firstly congratulate the students for their hard work and commitment but must also applaud our team of talented and dedicated lecturers for the pivotal role they have played. In the last seven years we have created an amazing college with fantastic facilities, high standards of teaching with a proven track record of high achievement, culminating this year with our best ever results. There really is no reason to travel out of town when there is this first class provision in the heart of Andover”.
Straight A* student Daniel Phillips is off to the prestigious University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences. Daniel is celebrating A*A*A* in Physics, Chemistry and Further Maths and is really looking forward to Cambridge and the interesting challenges awaiting him. Commenting on his time at Andover College he said: “There’s so much support at the College and it’s a very friendly environment”.
Elise Freshwater-Blizzard is off to the Russell Group University of Sheffield to study Korean having achieved A*AB in Extended Project (Korean Language), Religious Studies and Classical Civilisation. Commenting on her time at Andover College she said: “One of my greatest achievements here, is understanding myself more through independent learning and self-study. However, this is not without the tremendous support the tutors give to all the students, tailoring advice to every individual’s needs from an academic perspective”.
A Russell Group university also beckons for Matthew Selwood who is off to the University of Bristol to study Physics with Astro-Physics. This morning he was delighted with his AAA in Physics, Maths and Further Maths. It is the extra time Andover College lecturers give to students which made the difference to Matthew, who said: “The class sizes at Andover College have been really beneficial as you get more time with the lecturers which provides a good learning atmosphere”.
Tabitha Bowman’s A*ABB in Mathematics, Communication and Culture, English Language and Further Maths secured her place at University of Bath to study Mathematics. Commenting on the personal learning approach at Andover College she said: “The lecturers are the best, taking their time to accommodate everyone’s needs and class sizes are small enough to get lots of one-to-one time with them”.
Head of Faculty for 6th Form, Ben Stokes enjoyed celebrating with the students today and said: “We have a dynamic team of enthusiastic teachers who know the students individually and work to build self-belief and self-esteem as much as their theoretical and practical knowledge. This is a winning formula as evidenced today with these incredible results. Happy motivated students achieve naturally and superbly and the class of 2016 did just that!”
For those getting their GCSE results on 25th August the College will be open 10.00am to 4.00pm with staff on hand for advice and late applications. Open Evenings start on Tuesday 4 October, 4.30-8.00pm, then Wednesday 5 October 4.30 – 8.00pm and Wednesday 16 November, 4.30 – 8.00pm
For further information on the range of both A Level and vocational courses available at Andover College please either visit www.andover.ac.uk or call 01264 36000.