YEOVIL COLLEGE CELEBRATES 100% A-LEVEL PASS RATE FOR A SECOND YEAR!

Yeovil College’s Kingston Sixth Form Centre is celebrating after achieving fantastic A-level results yet again with 100% pass rate!

Students and staff have a lot to celebrate after 100% of learners passed their A-Level examinations with flying colours. Some of the stand-out successes include Katie-Louise Canning, 19, formerly of Wadham School who studied Communication & Culture (A*), Extended Project Qualification (A*), Psychology (A) and Sociology (B). Katie-Louise said, “I’m going to relax now for a couple of weeks before going to Exeter University to study Sociology. I’m speechless and totally amazed with how well I’ve done”. When asked about her experience at Yeovil College Katie explained, “Coming here was the best thing I’ve ever done and I’ve enjoyed college so much over the last 2 years”. Katie was joined by her hugely proud Mum and dog Fang (who she hopes she can take to Uni with her).

Michal Wrobel, 18, formerly of Buckler’s Mead Academy spoke of his new found confidence that his Maths lecturer Michael Wragg has given him. Michal achieved Maths (A*), Chemistry (A), Physics (B) and Further Maths (B) which has seen him secure a place at the University of East Anglia. “I’ve studied so hard and had great support from my lecturers. I’m looking forward to the future”.

Smitten couple Paige Smith, formerly of Preston School and Tom Underhill, formerly of Buckler’s Mead Academy spoke of their excitement for their future together at Plymouth University. Tom said “I’m so happy all the waiting is over. We’re both really happy and excited for the big move and what’s to come”.

Katie Lawless, Head of Kingston Sixth Form Centre at Yeovil College described the successful AS learners as ‘Rising Stars’. Oliver Page, formerly of Preston School achieved Chemistry (A), Maths (A), Physics (A) and Business (C) and explained how his mind is set on “getting ahead of the game” so he can secure a place at the University of St Andrews next year. “My first year at Yeovil College was so much better than I expected it to be. I have the best Maths lecturer who keeps me motivated” said Oli. Another Rising Star, Jordan Welsh, formerly of Buckler’s Mead Academy achieved straight As in Psychology, Chemistry, Maths and Biology and is aiming for the University of Oxford. Jordan said, “Yeovil College is really good fun and although I’ve not thought too far into the future, I’m aiming high”.

“The 100% pass rate in Maths and Sciences that our AS learners have achieved demonstrates that our Sixth Form is a strong Centre for developing and nurturing future mathematicians and scientists” explained Katie.

Nikki Sendell, Vice Principal, said, “This is a fantastic result, reflective of all the time and effort our learners and staff have put into their studies; we’re so proud of everything they’ve achieved. We wish all our learners the very best of luck for the future. These results will have given them a tremendous stepping stone towards university, an Apprenticeship or employment.

We are delighted that the vast majority of our learners who are going onto university have been able to secure their first choice and in addition, we have our own university centre here, which we hope will see some familiar faces returning to take up the facilities right here on their doorsteps!”

The College is pushing its success to new levels by improving the quality, offering and success of its current A-level Academy. Through opening the dedicated Kingston Sixth Form Centre it will provide its students with not just high quality teaching and incredible pass rates but will broaden and enhance the student experience through its ‘Elevate’ programme and study visits.

Yeovil College is also celebrating its 130th Birthday this academic year; it has been serving the community in and around Yeovil since 1887. The College was first formed when Somerset County Council began formally organising Science and Art classes in Yeovil. In 1947, the first Principal was appointed to lead Yeovil Technical College and when secondary education in the Yeovil Borough was reorganised in 1974, Yeovil College became one of the early tertiary colleges to be formed in England. Today, Yeovil College remains passionate about its role as a key provider of education and training in South Somerset and North and West Dorset. It remains committed to its role as a tertiary college for the whole community and currently supports around 5000 full and part-time students.

For more information on Yeovil College and Kingston Sixth Form Centre courses, please visit www.yeovil.ac.uk.