A-level: Pass rate improves at Weston College

PUBLISHED: 10:52 14 August 2014

Weston College students get their A-level results.

Weston College students get their A-level results.

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DELIGHTED teenagers have awoken to great A-level exam results this morning (Thurs) at Weston College.

Cheers were heard from the University Campus in Loxton Road as many students pulled out A*, A and Bs from their results letters

The overall pass rate was 98 per cent this year, a one percentage point increase on the 2013 results.

Principal of the college, Dr Paul Phillips, said he is pleased to see the increase despite the changes in the format of A-levels.

He said: “With our high pass rate this year I am imagining that the majority of our students will easily progress to their chosen universities.”

Of the overall pass rate, 77 per cent of grades were A* to C, similar to last year.

Dr Paul added: “We have also had massive growth in apprenticeships and vocational courses, and more than 90 per cent who qualified have gone into permanent employment. “

See next week’s Mercury for interviews of star students and pictures from the day.

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