A LEVELS 2016: College of West Anglia’s delight at 100 per cent pass rate

Emily Butler ANL-160818-141105001
Emily Butler ANL-160818-141105001

Students and staff at the College of West Anglia are celebrating a 100 per cent A-level pass rate today, despite a significant fall in top grades.

Fifty-six per cent of entries achieved A* to C grades this year, down 11 per cent on the 2015 figure.

Molly Day-Coombes ANL-160818-141116001

Molly Day-Coombes ANL-160818-141116001

But, with a 100 per cent overall pass rate, officials say every student has secured a place in higher education or employment, with more than 70 per cent going to university.

Delighted Emily Butler, 19, achieved an A* in English language/literature, an A in sociology, a B in her extended project and a C in history.

Grinning from ear-to-ear she said: “I was so relieved! I am overjoyed with all of my results.

“I will be going to study English at King’s College London before hopefully studying a masters in theatre studies.”

Michael Bang ANL-160818-141054001

Michael Bang ANL-160818-141054001

Molly Day-Coombes, 18, was thrilled with her results also, receiving an A* in law, an A in English, and a B in history.

She said: “My results were completely unexpected, especially for law! I’m glad my hard work paid off and I can now look forward to starting the University of Lincoln in September, where I will be studying History.

“I loved my time at the College of West Anglia and couldn’t have asked for better teachers.”

Other successful students included Michael Bang who achieved two Bs and Sophie Darnbrough, 19, who achieved AS results gaining an A in art and design, an A in media and a B in film.

She said: “I felt like crying when opening my results, as I was not expecting to get two As. My next steps are to return to college to complete my second year of A-levels, which will hopefully lead to university.”

Principal David Pomfret said: “We wish all of our students the very best of luck in their new ventures, upon completing their A level studies with us.”

The college has also set up a clearing hotline for students who wish to find out more about its higher education and degree opportunities.

The hotline will be open until 8pm tonight and from 7am to 8pm tomorrow on 01553 815650.

It will then be open from 8am to 2pm on Saturday and 8am to 5pm on Monday and Tuesday.

More information can also be found at www.cwa.ac.uk/clearing