Weston College enjoys more than 99 per cent pass rate for third year running
PUBLISHED: 12:17 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:28 16 August 2018
For the third consecutive year, more than 99 per cent of Weston College students passed their A-level exams this morning (Thursday).
Lauren Sinclair, aged 18 and one of the college’s highest achievers, will study law at Oxford University after getting three A*s and two As.
She told the Mercury: “It is still really surreal and it has not set in.
“I am really excited to be heading to Oxford and I am in the first person in family to go to university.
“I have already been for my interview and cannot wait to make my way to become a barrister.”
Alice Brett will head to her first-choice university, Nottingham Trent, to study psychology.
She praised the college and its staff for helping her.
She said: “Coming here from high school was daunting at first but the lecturers were great, I am buzzing to start my next chapter.”
Emma Moth secured her place to study biochemistry at Cardiff University after landing two As and an A*.
She told the Mercury: “I did not think I was going to get in, I have been worrying all summer about it.
“The lecturers were amazing and very supportive and lessons were always fun and interesting, which helped me achieve my grades.”
The college’s principal and chief executive, Dr Paul Phillips, was delighted with the learners achievements.
He said: “These outstanding results reflect the students’ dedication, commitment and talent. We’re immensely proud to see their efforts rewarded.
“Whether they choose to go to university or enter employment, these students have taken important steps on the path to their brighter future.
“Our wonderful staff should also take a huge amount of credit, they are all experts in their field and truly go above and beyond to create the best possible learning environment for their students.
“We offer the best sixth form educational experience in the region and today is testament to this.
“As a college we have invested significantly in our A-level provision and we continue to do so with developments at Loxton Campus, which sees an investment of £13 million to bring even more state-of –the-art facilities to support this provision.”