Bournemouth & Poole College students celebrate A-Level results

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Sixth form students at Bournemouth & Poole College are celebrating their success after collectively achieving an overall pass rate of 98.2 per cent.

Young people from across Dorset have picked up their results for a host of A-Level subjects offered at the College’s Lansdowne site in Bournemouth. These include business, economics, photography, English literature, mathematics and law.

After picking up their results, many Bournemouth & Poole College students are set to go onto university. Some students will go on to higher education or start an Apprenticeship at the College, or go on to gain employment in their chosen career path.

Tracey Griffin, director of learning for sixth form at Bournemouth & Poole College, said: “We are extremely proud of all of our students and their hard work is evident by achieving another exceptional overall pass rate. This is particularly impressive as we saw the full implementation of the Government’s new linear A levels this summer and the pass rate is above the national average which is 97.6 per cent.

“We would like congratulate all of those students who now have a fantastic start to the next step in their career.”

Harry Seymour was one of those students celebrating his success. Harry said: “I secured the grades in my Psychology, Sociology and Communication and Culture A Levels to get into Durham University! I’m off to study Philosophy and Psychology which will hopefully help me land my dream job as a psychologist in the Army.”

Robyn Staton was another student celebrating after achieving three Bs in Politics, Psychology and English Language and Literature. She said: I’m so excited I got the grades I needed to get into Southampton University to study Politics, I can’t wait to start. I’m hoping to go into political journalism or even working in the civil service in the future.”

Not all students have decided that university is the route for them. Aidan Woods has decided to do a finance Apprenticeship instead. He said: “with an Apprenticeship I’ll be able to earn money straight away at the same time as getting experience.”

Any students who have concerns about their place at college or university due to not gaining the results they expected can speak to the College’s clearing team from 8am this morning (16th August). Students can also contact the College’s higher education team on 01202 205339.

Bournemouth & Poole College is hosting a Come to College event next week for students who have picked up their GCSE exam results this summer. It takes place on Thursday, August 23 from 10am to 4pm and Friday, August 24 from 10am to 1pm at the North Road in Poole and the Lansdowne in Bournemouth sites. Young people will need to visit thecollege.co.uk/come2college to find out which site hosts their chosen subject.

Young people can speak to the careers advice team about finding an apprenticeship employer, receiving student and learning support, as well as having any questions answered. They can also apply and enrol onto educational courses which start in September, and interview for full-time courses on the day.