Hundreds of sixth form students in Northampton have received their A level results today.
Last year was a record-breaking year for a number of schools in the town with four out of 10 students at Northampton School for Boys achieving at least one A grade.
All the secondary schools in the town are now academies, apart from Thomas Becket Catholic School, and will be hoping to achieve good A level results to attract more students to their sixth form.
Northampton College has launched a campaign to highlight the benefits of Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) to those who have just completed their A Levels.
The campaign coincides with the UCAS clearing process and focuses on the “unique benefits” of HND study.
Julie Teckman, head of the School of Arts, said: “Sixth formers and those who have just completed their A Levels may not perhaps see HNDs as a viable alternative but they really are for all sorts of reasons.
“They are particularly attractive for those who may not get their expected grades and those who are worried about the cost of university, but also ideally suited to anyone who doesn’t like taking exams or doesn’t want to leave Northampton just yet.
“We offer HNDs in digital film production, music production, photography and theatre practice all of which are delivered from our new building and taught by highly experienced teachers with backgrounds in the arts industries.
“We have offered HNDs at Northampton College for 10 years and have recently been given an award of high confidence by the QAA for academic and technical rigour.”
For students who do not get the results they wanted, The University of Northampton will have 60 people on campus ready to offer places through the clearing process. For more information go to www.northampton.ac.uk/study/clearing or call 0800 358 0066.