Northampton College celebrates 100 per cent pass rates in ten A-level subjects

Northampton College pupils Marie and Jodie.
Northampton College pupils Marie and Jodie.

Delighted college students were celebrating after achieving 100 per pass rates in ten A-level subjects.

The results for pupils taking AS exams after the first year of their studies are the best ever for the college.

More than 250 students sat over 600 AS and A2 exams at Northampton College this year.

Pat Brennan-Barrett, Principal, said: ‘This year saw a considerable increase in the success of our students, particularly amongst those completing the first year of their A-level programme. Their success this year will provide a solid foundation for their continuing studies and future career progression.

“The college continues to improve across the board and recorded its highest ever success rates for all programmes last year, an achievement that won the endorsement of Ofsted which graded the college as ‘Good’ in its last inspection.

“We have a very large number of A-level programmes at Northampton College and support more students through their A-evel studies than most other providers in the county. Once again our A-level students and those on our equivalent vocational and apprenticeship courses deserve to be proud of their achievements today.”

Mercy Muroki, 19, was delighted with her results of an A and two B grades as it means she can fulfil her dream of going to Queen Mary’s University in London to study international relations.

Mercy said: “I’ve had my sights on going to Queen Mary’s for some time now and so this is a dream come true. I think you have a lot more opportunities with having a degree and when I finish I’d like to do an MA in journalism.”

Olivia Inniss received an A and two B grades in business studies, sociology and psychology, she said: “I came straight to Northampton College from sixth form and really liked the independence you get from studying at college. You need to be motivated but it just goes to show that if you put the work in you can achieve anything.”

Hayley Blakesley, did a lot better than she expected in her A-levels and will now be going on to university to study special educational needs and inclusion and hopes to have a career in creative therapy in the future.

Hayley said: “I’ve actually done better than I had hoped and I’m so happy that I’ve got into the university I want. The tutors have been so supportive here and I’ve made so many friends, I’ve really enjoyed by time at Northampton College.”

Semion Walker re-took her A-levels this year and received A and B grades which has enabled her to get in to her university of choice in Coventry. She’ll be taking a year out before going on to study creative writing.

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