Seevic students beat national A-Level pass rate

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Group PhotoSuccessful Seevic College students have beaten the national average A-Level pass rate for the second year in a row.

Nationally, the A-Level pass rate was 98%.

Seevic College’s A-Level pass rate was more than 99% for 2015-16.

And 33 A-Level subjects, including English and Maths, have a 100% pass rate.

This positive set of results for A-Level students comes as the college saw 90% of all students secure a job or go onto study at university within six months of leaving the college in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet.

Principal Dan Pearson said: “These excellent results show the outstanding progress our students have made since joining Seevic College. It is testament to their hard work and dedication as well as the high level of commitment from our staff.”

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

2015-16 was also a successful year for young people studying Vocational qualifications at the college, with 100% pass rate on 15 out of 16 Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma courses.

Across the college, 120 students achieved a triple distinction or above with 65 of those gaining triple distinction * (equivalent to three A* grades at A-Level).

Seevic College provides vocational courses across 17 employment industries including sport, art and design and engineering.

Apprenticeships at Seevic College have a higher success rate than the national average and 91% of apprentices went on to secure jobs or continued studying in their chosen field after leaving the college.

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A few of our Top 50 performers...

IMG_7632Alice Martin

Alice Martin was overwhelmed to discover that not only has she got the grades to go to her chosen university but it means she will be able to pursue her dream of becoming a research scientist.

She picked up her results from Seevic College – A* in Biology and Physical Education and an A in Chemistry.

She said: “I was hoping for these grades but I was not expecting to do that well. I am taking a gap year to go to work for a year and then I will be going to Bath University to study biomedical science.”

Alice, 18, said Seevic helped her achieve her goals.

She said: “I really enjoyed it and I have worked really hard.”

Ella Marks

IMG_7649When Ella Marks picked up her A-Level results at Seevic College, she was thrilled to discover she had gained an A* in Biology, A in Chemistry and A in Maths.

This means 18-year-old Ella has secured a place at the Royal Veterinary College and will be able to study to become a vet.

She said: “I am just numb. I got an email through from university this morning at 7am. I’ve been awake all night refreshing my phone.

“I will be studying veterinary medicine and want to become a vet.”

Ella added: “I can’t believe it. I’ve waited for two years and I had to do so much work experience. The college and tutors have been so helpful. They’ve always been there, it has been really good.”

Georgina Friswell

IMG_7682Georgina Friswell said she was “over the moon” to pick up such great A-Level results from Seevic College.

The 18-year-old got an A* in Law and B grades in Business Studies and Psychology.

She is now going to take a year out to work and apply to a university to study law or apply for an apprenticeship at law firms in London.

She said: “I can’t believe it! My favourite memory of Seevic is having Claire as my law teacher as I learned so much from her.”

Georgina is also a keen sportswoman and added: “The discipline of sport taught me about studying and revision.

“Revision weekends at Seevic helped me and I think the college has given me lots of confidence and great results.”

Luke King

IMG_378318-year-old Luke King was very happy with his results.

He picked up A* in Maths and Further Maths as well as an A in Computing at Seevic College.

He now plans to go to University of Bath to study Computer Science.

He said: “I enjoyed meeting new people and the college environment, it is open and inclusive. My favourite memory of my time at Seevic is going on maths and computing trips to London universities including UCL.”

Luke said his tutors had helped him achieve some of the best grades in his year group.

He added: “My tutors have given me guidance and support when I needed it. Seevic has given me the experience and skills I need, not just academically but socially.”

Megan Rossborough

IMG_7676Megan Rossborough said she is “hugely excited” to head off to university after achieving top grades at Seevic College.

The 19-year-old picked up A* in Biology, A in Chemistry and a B in History.

She is now going on to study Biomedical Science at Reading University.

Megan said: “I couldn’t be happier. I enjoyed meeting new friends at Seevic and my favourite memory is achieving high A-Level grades.”

Megan said her tutors have been very supportive throughout her time at college.

She added: “My tutors have supported me very well, I couldn’t have achieved my results without them.

“By coming to Seevic I’ve had a huge confidence boost that has set me up for university and employment.”

Freddie Whittle

IMG_769618-year-old Freddie Whittle is heading off to the University of Sussex after picking up his A-Level results from Seevic College.

He achieved an A grade in Law as well as B grades in Psychology and English.

He said he enjoyed his time at Seevic and enjoyed being treated as an adult.

Freddie said: “My tutors have supported me in every way, giving up their Saturdays was amazing and I couldn’t have asked for much more.

“Seevic has prepared me for the future as I now feel I am ready for any problems that come my way.” 




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