Students take linear A Levels in their stride!

A Level results

Students at Longley Park Sixth Form College  are celebrating their achievements on A Level results day. 16-19 year olds at the College attained an impressive Advanced Level pass rate of more than 96% – and the proportion of high grades increased to over 57%.

Principal, Mo Nisbet, commented on the success: “We are delighted to have maintained our high achievement rate in this first year of more rigorous assessment of A Levels. We are particularly proud that more students than ever have achieved the highest grades. Many A Level courses performed particularly well, with 100% in 11 subjects. Students taking the Extended Project Qualification, which involves university style research, really excelled with 21% A* grades.

Longley Park recently became one of the very first sixth form colleges in the country to be given the green light to convert to academy status as part of the Brigantia Learning Trust.

Celebrating her results this week is student Anjaly Joseph. Following two years of study at Longley Park, Anjaly has achieved A grades in A Level Biology, Chemistry and Geography and A* for her Extended Project. Anjaly will now go on to study Molecular Biology at the University of Sheffield.

Since opening in 2004, thousands of students from Longley Park Sixth Form College have progressed onto study a wide range of subjects at universities across the country. Vice Principal Donald Mclean said: “We expect around 85% of Longley Park students will progress on to university this year”. He added: “We are particularly pleased with the success of our students this year as they are our first group of students to have studied the new linear A-levels.” He attributes the success to the high aspirations, hard work and commitment shown by students over the two years of study and to the support and dedication provided by teachers.

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