High achieving Seevic College students celebrate record breaking A-Level results

Thursday, 13 August 2015

A -level -resultsHigh achieving students at Seevic College have bucked the national trend by achieving more A* - B grades than ever before.

Nationally the proportion of students achieving top A-Level grades fell slightly this year but students at the College, located in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, scored more higher grades than ever before.

The College’s overall A-Level pass rate was 99% with a 100% pass rate on 32 individual A-Level subjects.

This positive set of results for A-Level students follows the college being ranked the number one Further Education college in Essex for students successfully completing their courses in 2013-14.

2014-15 was also a successful year for young people studying Vocational qualifications at the College, with 100% pass rate on 39 Level 3 BTEC courses and 105 students achieving a triple distinction (equivalent to three A grades at A-Level).

The college has received a record-breaking number of applications for A-Level and Vocational BTEC courses starting in September 2015.

Principal Nick Spenceley said: “These results are a very pleasing fulfilment of last year’s positive predications and reflect the exceptional progress made by students against their starting points. They also demonstrate the high level of commitment of our staff and students.

“This is a positive way to begin the forthcoming academic year which has seen a record number of applications from young people to study courses at the College.”

Seevic College offers the widest choice of A-Levels in South Essex, with over 40 subject choices. The College also offers Vocational & Professional Qualifications, Foundation Learning, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and Adult & Community courses.

Enrolment for courses starting in September begins from 20 August. To find out more, or to apply, visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk, ring 01268 756 111 or email info@seevic-college.ac.uk

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Seevic College student Ben Franklin achieved Grade A* in Economics, Grade A in Maths and Grade B in English. With the aim of becoming a Trader in the future, 18-year-old Ben from Benfleet is going on to study Maths and Economics at Lancaster University this September.

He said: “I’ve enjoyed the social side of college and have become more independent in my time here. I’m looking forward to having the chance to apply what I’ve learned in my subjects to the greater world at university.”

Daniel Fountain

Daniel -Fountain -2Gaining a Grade A in Biology, Grade B in Chemistry and Grade C in Maths, 18-year-old Daniel Fountain from Southend has high hopes of becoming a Doctor in the future. The former Cecil Jones High School student has been offered a place at the University of Nottingham to study Medical Physiology and Therapeutics.

He said:  “I really enjoyed my time at the College due to its nature of treating students as adults, as well as the range of topics covered within courses. My Tutors always had time to help and offered me extra support material.”

Isabella Atkins

Isabella -atkins18-year-old Isabella Atkins from Benfleet is on track to achieve her dream of becoming a writer, actress or director after gaining Grade A* in Graphic Design, Grade A in English and Grade B in Drama & Theatre Studies at Seevic College. Having previously attended Appleton School, Isabella now has an unconditional offer to study Drama and English Literature at the University of Birmingham.

Reflecting on her favourite moments at College, she said: “Discovering a love for a new subject – drama, and having some unforgettable Tutors across the two years who really helped me out.”

Sian Wright

Sian -Wright18-year-old Sian Wright from Basildon took the next step towards her dream career as a Criminal Psychologist after achieving Grade A in Biology, Grade A in Geology, Grade A in General Studies and Grade B in Psychology. 

Lauren, who previously attended Woodlands School, now plans to study a degree in Psychology and Criminology at University of Southampton. She said: "My Tutors have been brilliant and were always there to help. I’ve had a lot of support. Now I can’t wait to start university!”

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