Worthing College in celebratory mood at high A-level pass rates

W34090H12 - W340100  Worthing College A Levels  160812  LP''Pupils at Worthing College celebrate their A level results. Worthing.  Pictured are L-R Lewis Masten, Amelia Stubbs, Peter Williamson with Megan Dickson, Isabelle Cocozza,  Chloe Everson and Adam Fastnedge.
W34090H12 - W340100 Worthing College A Levels 160812 LP''Pupils at Worthing College celebrate their A level results. Worthing. Pictured are L-R Lewis Masten, Amelia Stubbs, Peter Williamson with Megan Dickson, Isabelle Cocozza, Chloe Everson and Adam Fastnedge.
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Worthing College students celebrated strong A-level results, recording a 97 per cent pass rate.

There was a total of 42.2 per cent of entrants achieving higher grades (A*-B) and 67.6% (A*-C).

In addition, a total of 58 students achieved at least one A* grade at A-level and 74 students achieved three or four A grades or equivalent at A- level or Advanced BTEC Diplomas.

The AS pass rate was 85 per cent with 29.2 per cent high grades (A-B) and 48.9 per cent (A-C) being awarded.

Principal Peter Corrigan welcomed this year’s performance as being among its best, with more students than ever achieving passes.

He said: “This year’s results have been really good. We’ve had the most number of exams sat, with 3,000 being taken and had aimed for the high nineties pass rate, so gaining 97 percent was right up there.”

Sulgana Roy, of Goring Way, Goring-by-Sea was elated at gaining A* grades in chemistry, biology and statistics for her chosen course in Southampton.

The 18-year-old said: “I’d applied for medical school managed to gain the grades which I’m relieved about.

It has been really good here, but I’d found the last year tough as I’d had some personal problems, but the college was very good in offering support.

“I’m really excited about going to medical school as the competition for applications has really increased.”

- For full story and pictures see the next edition of the Worthing Herald