Exam Results 2016

A-Level Excellence

The performance of A level students was again excellent. The high quality of our teaching, learning and support enables all of our A level students to achieve well and move onto university courses and employment. Over three quarters of students were awarded A*-C grades, while 100% of those taking the Extended Project Qualification (part of our More Able and Talented Programme) achieved A*-C with 100% pass rate. 

The tables below show a breakdown of how well our A-level courses performed.

Sciences and Mathematics Courses   A* - C% A* - E%
Biology      75   99
Chemistry      77 100
Double Mathematics    100  100 
Further Mathematics      92 100
Mathematics*      70   98
Use of Mathematics      50 100 
Physical Education      61   90
Physics      66   90
Psychology      55   95

* Includes Mathematics with Statistics, Mathematics with Mechanics and Mathematics with Decision

English, Languages and Media Courses   A* - C% A* - E%
English Language   84       100   
English Literature   86  100 
English Language and Literature   69  100 
Film Studies   73       100   
French   89       100   
German   33       100   
Media Studies   85       100   
Spanish   82       100   
Creative and Performing Arts Courses    A* - C% A* - E%
Art & Design     69   100
Dance   100   100
Drama     55   100
Music     56     94
Music Technology     69   100
Photography     86   100
Textiles     86   100
Humanities, Care and Social Sciences Courses   A* - C%        A* - E%  
Geography     87      100  
Health & Social Care     45              90  
History Modern     68              93  
History Early Modern     78  100 
Philosophy     33            100  
Sociology     85               99  
Computing and Technology Courses    A* - C% A* - E%  
Computing         47           90
Design Technology Graphics         67          100
Design Technology Resistant Materials         63       100 
Information Technology         59         100
Business, Government and Law Courses    A* - C%    A* - E%
Business Studies      83           100
Economics      85           100
Government & Politics      43             86
Law      85             97
Cross Curriculum Courses         A* - C%         A* - E%
Extended Project          100           100                      

We expect our achievement to further increase after the remark of a number of our students’ exam papers. All data is rounded up to the nearest integer.

BTEC Extended Diploma Excellence

The performance of Alton College’s BTEC Extended Diploma students is excellent. The high quality of our teaching, learning and support enables all of our BTEC students to achieve well and move onto to university courses and employment.

In 2016 Alton continues its long standing record of excellence in top grade achievement and strong performance. Of the students who achieved, over 70% did so with the highest grades and our overall pass rate was again above national average.

The tables below show a breakdown of how well our BTEC Extended Diploma courses performed.

Course High Grade % Achievement %
BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design       87      100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Business       65        94
BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development       38      100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering       80        98
BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care       50        100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology      100      100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Production       44      100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology         0        67
BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts      100      100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Public Services        71      100
BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport        70      100

Read more about how achieving excellent results enables our students to progress on to further and higher education (including Russell Group and Oxbridge) or employment.

We expect our achievements to further increase after the re-mark of a number of our students' exam papers. All data is rounded up to the nearest integer.