STUDENTS and staff at The Henley College are celebrating as their A-Level pass rates have risen
STUDENTS and staff at The Henley College are celebrating as their A-Level pass rates have risen again this year to 99 per cent, with high grades also rising a further 1 per cent against a reported national drop.
Pass rates and high grades have also risen and the College has maintained its excellent record of BTEC results with three quarters of students achieving the highest grades.
Among the many high-achieving students were Harold Wickens, Adele Reid, Thomas Cascarini, Dan Houghton and Georgia Smith, who will all be moving on to university. Harold achieved three A* and two A grades at A-Level and hopes to pursue a career in medicine following a gap year.
Adele achieved three A* and an A grade at A-Level securing her a place to study Business Management at Bath University.
Thomas achieved A* in English language and literature and in an ext6ended project on story writing as well as Bs in fine art and maths.
He has won a place at the University of East Anglia to study English with critical writing.
Dan was awarded an A* for an extended project in chemistry, A grades in chemistry and maths and a B in physics. He will study chemistry at the University of Warwick.
Georgia Smith achieved an A* in classics, an A grade in religious studies and a B in Philosophy. She will now study philosophy at Exeter.
Principal Jayne Davis, who joined the college in January following the retirement of Tom Espley, paid tribute to her staff and students.
She said: “I am absolutely delighted with these results, the staff and students have worked very hard to achieve them.
“Our 99 per cent pass rate is particularly impressive when you consider that it is made up of a combination of 42 different subjects.
“We have already had more than 500 university places accepted and expect that number to rise in the following weeks.”
Visit www.henleycol.ac.uk for further information about our wide range of courses. There are places still available for September 2015 in A-Level and vocational courses.