Outstanding results for Alton College again!
Alton College students are celebrating results above the national average again this year with a 99% pass rate at both A level and BTEC Extended Diploma.
At 53%, more than half of all students taking A levels achieved the very top grades of A*- B and nearly 80% overall celebrated high grades of A* - C. In addition, Alton College has beaten the national average at the very highest grades of A* - A and in BTEC nearly 87% achieved the highest grades.
Over 38 subjects in total achieved a 100% pass rate. Results in subjects such as English, Mathematics, Sciences, Modern Languages, Humanities. the Performing Arts and Creative Arts were particularly notable for their success.
Hatty Cooper, previously at Amery Hill school who took A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths, as well as the Extended Project, received A*, A*, A and A* respectively and so will take up her place at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge to study Medicine.
Joe Laker, previously at Robert May’s School studied the BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering and received the maximum of 3 Distinction* grades. Thanks to the Further Maths module that Alton College allows students to do alongside their Engineering, Joe will take up his place at the University of Leeds to study a MEng in Mechanical Engineering. Joe was in good company as 13 out of 20 BTEC Extended Diploma Engineering students achieved 3 Distinction* grades!
In the fields of Performing Arts and the Creative Arts, students have excelled themselves in achieving entry to the most prestigious and specialist conservatoires, Olivia Paynter, previously at Perins School, who studied English Language, Physical Education, Psychology and Dance has been accepted to study at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance. Amongst others, Jos Humphrey has gained a coveted place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of College of Music and Dance to study Music Composition.
Other notable individual successes are:
Becca Hawkes, formerly of Eggar’s School achieved an A* in Maths and A grades in Further Maths and English Language and the Extended Project. She is going to the University of Warwick to read Maths.
Natalie Jones, formerly of Weydon School achieved A*s in English Literature and the Extended Project and A grades in English Language and Philosophy. She is moving on to study English at New College, Oxford.
Daisie Langford, formerly of The Petersfield School gained A*s in Maths and Physics and A grades in Further Maths and English Language. She is going to study Physics at Durham University.
Fin Loh, previously from Bohunt School is progressing to the University of Cambridge to read Geography, having achieved A* in Maths, A in Geography and an A grade in Spanish.
Principal Jane Machell was thrilled for the students and said: “I am delighted with the students’ outstanding success. The results are testament to the huge effort, hard work and determination of our students and the staff at the College. I am proud that our students have maintained consistently high standards yet again and heartily congratulate them.”